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Re: Can someone please help me understand illegal employment laws in Zurich?

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Well not all countries charge tax to everyone on world wide income, so your knowledge of world wide taxation is somewhat limited for a 'tax counsel' whatever that is supposed to mean. Luckily I did not ask you for advise

Switzerland, UK, Ireland & Malta have flexible arrangements for foreigner 'non Doms' is the term used in the UK. Probably many more countries do as well.
Well to be honest, my forte is VAT in the EU, the rest I heard once at uni and have probably forgotten 99% of it... I was just trying to be helpful
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Well to be honest, my forte is VAT in the EU, the rest I heard once at uni and have probably forgotten 99% of it... I was just trying to be helpful
So calling yourself a Tax council was shall we say being economical with the truth.
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Very few countries are able to tax non residents, USA is the exception rather than the rule.
Yo, the USA and Eritrea (not a joke) are the only ones.
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Yo, the USA and Eritrea (not a joke) are the only ones.
There are 23,000 Eritreans in Switzerland, of which 91% are on social welfare. As this Tages-Anzeiger article and interview indicate, the Swiss taxpayers are paying to the Eritrean government most of the taxes it levies on its citizens living in Switzerland:

http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/schweiz/...story/11638942

From a tax perspective, it may be more profitable for the Eritrean government to encourage its citizens to leave and live on welfare in Europe than to stay in Eritrea without a job.
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Most of those Eritreans seem to have been outside Altstetten train station today playing on iphones
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How much money are they paid on welfare?
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Yo, the USA and Eritrea (not a joke) are the only ones.
This may be about to change, if it hasn't already:
"[chinese]Citizens and companies must pay domestic taxes on their entire worldwide incomes, not just on what they earn in China."
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How much money are they paid on welfare?
Social welfare payments depend on the status of the recipient (asylant or resident), family size and, of course, by canton. A typical Eritrean in Switzerland is a single male and between 18 and 30. Assuming they receive asylum, they become normal social welfare recipients as residents.

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reported several years ago that the typical single social welfare recipient in Switzerland receives CHF 2'800 per month or CHF 33'600 per year. (This includes CHF 960 directly in cash and the difference for rent, health insurance and other costs, e.g., dentist. There are no Swiss taxes due on this amount).

Eritrea then charges 2% taxes on all income of any kind received by its citizens abroad, which would be CHF 672 annually on CHF 33'600.

The World Bank reported that the Eritrea per capita income is $403. Let's say that the average young Eritrean was making $1,000 a year in Eritrea before making a journey to Switzerland and was paying 25% in taxes there, or $250 annually. The Eritrean government, by sending him to Switzerland to go on welfare, has nearly tripled the amount of taxes it receives from him (and it doesn't have to provide him with any services!). If he were unemployed before leaving, it is even a more profitable situation for the Eritrean government.

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http://www.bilanz.ch/unternehmen/ent...en-sozialhilfe
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Re: Can someone please help me understand illegal employment laws in Zurich?

The NY Times article, to be kind, was factually challenged. An article posted at Tax Analysts discusses this:

http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/featu...B?OpenDocument

It still looks like only Eritrea and the USA tax its citizens abroad.
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Social welfare payments depend on the status of the recipient (asylant or resident), family size and, of course, by canton. A typical Eritrean in Switzerland is a single male and between 18 and 30. Assuming they receive asylum, they become normal social welfare recipients as residents.

Bilanz
reported several years ago that the typical single social welfare recipient in Switzerland receives CHF 2'800 per month or CHF 33'600 per year. (This includes CHF 960 directly in cash and the difference for rent, health insurance and other costs, e.g., dentist. There are no Swiss taxes due on this amount).

Eritrea then charges 2% taxes on all income of any kind received by its citizens abroad, which would be CHF 672 annually on CHF 33'600.

The World Bank reported that the Eritrea per capita income is $403. Let's say that the average young Eritrean was making $1,000 a year in Eritrea before making a journey to Switzerland and was paying 25% in taxes there, or $250 annually. The Eritrean government, by sending him to Switzerland to go on welfare, has nearly tripled the amount of taxes it receives from him (and it doesn't have to provide him with any services!). If he were unemployed before leaving, it is even a more profitable situation for the Eritrean government.

Bilanz article:
http://www.bilanz.ch/unternehmen/ent...en-sozialhilfe
Being here on asylum and simultaneously paying taxes to eritrean government, which the subject has fled from, is self-contradicting

I don't mean to say that's impossible or doesn't happen (the flight may be faked), it's just that - it's self-contradicting. As such it would require additional support in the form of facts or logic.
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