swiss trader: stamp duty / droit de timbre de negociation

Discussion in 'Professional Trading' started by mxtrd0, May 2, 2011.

  1. mxtrd0


    Any swiss trader around here?

    Can anyone clarify how the "droit de timbre de negociation" / stamp duty tax applies to a swiss company whose purpose is to invest its own funds?

    Say it only trade stocks, options & futures on US markets -- nothing on the swiss or european exchanges. Does it still have to pay a 1.5‰ or 3.0‰ stamp duty on the notional amount?
    Does this tax apply to futures & options too? This seems to make scalping a big no-no...


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