Starting a business
If you want to relocate to Bagnes and start a business or a branch of your business, the simplest way is to call a notary or fiduciary who will guide you through the process.
The most common forms of business are
Technical inventions (patents) can be protected, as can innovative commercial ideas (brands, products and services) which are the fruit of long preparation and creative effort. Copyright protects intellectual creation (artistic, literary, software).
Announcing the opening of a business
Any legal or physical person who wishes to work for themselves, in any sector, must announce themselves to the municipal AVS agency and tax office. A questionnaire must be filled in and this will decide the municipal and tourist promotion tax liability. A permit or authorisation to trade may be necessary.
Announcing the closure of a business
In case of cessation of activities, changing the name of the business, changing activities, owner or manager, the municipal AVS agency and tax office must be informed.
Valais cantonal economic development office
Swiss confederation: starting a business
Working in Switzerland
SME portal of SECO, state secretariat for the economy
Western Valais business organisation
Federal taxation adminstration
Municipal rules on the tourism promotion tax and municipal taxi regulation