The Government of the Canton of Bern can grant tax holidays for important expansion projects, generally of export-oriented companies, which are of major economic importance to the Canton of Bern. Companies can be relieved of the burden of tax on capital and profits tax at municipal and cantonal level for a maximum of ten years. The change of ownership or mortgage tax can also be waived on purchases of real estate or industrial land.
In order to submit a formal application for tax holidays, your company must fulfil various operational conditions (e.g. export-oriented and innovative project, maintenance and creation of jobs) and project-related conditions (e.g. new departure for the company, national or international target markets, economic importance for the Canton of Bern). The objective is also to quarantee sustainable development of the company.