Taxes on investment/speculation profits

Hi guys,

I understand that there are no taxes on capital gains (non-professional investor).

Let’s say I buy CHF 10k of a few stocks. With a few losses and a few more wins, I sell after several months by, say, CHF 11k, so 1k profit.

I still need to declare this 1k profit somewhere in my tax declaration, and that will count towards my overall revenue and consequent % of tax, right?

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No, there are no taxes, assuming you’re not classified as a pro investor, you just report the balance at end of year and the income from dividend.


Also, holding for at least 6 months is one of the few safety criteria to avoid being classified as a pro investor.


In at least some Cantons the tax software also asks for all transactions to automatically compute the dividends, although I don’t know if it is a requirement or only a convenience. If you use the (usually not free) tax certificate provided by Swiss banks and just enter the total numbers into the declaration, it will also contain all transactions.

Yes, I usually provide it (mostly because it’s convenient for me to double check my numbers), but know many people who don’t. If they want more detailed data, they’ll ask for it anyway.

In any case it doesn’t affect your tax owed.

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