Within the jurisdiction of any Swiss canton, the initial steps of forming a Swiss company include:
- Chosing the appropriate name and checking its unique character
- Drafting the Company's articles of association
- Opening a bank account opening and distributing the minimal share capital
- Preparing all the records required by notary public
Upon successful completion of the above steps it is necessary to make sure that the company is included in the Swiss Commercial Registry. The relevant document makes the company open to the public, since it contains information on the company's name and statute.
The type of the company and the scope of its business are decisive factors when it comes to tax registration. Companies that have to be registered through the Swiss Federal Tax Administration have to file a special request after the company is officially recognized as a Swiss business entity.