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Can you freelance but live in another country?

Last year I did an internship in Switzerland with an L-Permit (I am an EU citizen). While I was interning I picked up some freelance writing work and ended up registering as a freelance worker, which enabled me to keep my bank account. I have been continuing to do work through the registered 'company' and continue receiving payments into my Swiss bank account. With the end of the year coming, I wanted to know if what I'm doing is legal. Can I continue to have the business without actually residing in Switzerland? I plan on filing taxes for the income I've made through the company and would like to keep operating as such. Any advice?
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Last year I did an internship in Switzerland with an L-Permit (I am an EU citizen). While I was interning I picked up some freelance writing work and ended up registering as a freelance worker, which enabled me to keep my bank account. I have been continuing to do work through the registered 'company' and continue receiving payments into my Swiss bank account. With the end of the year coming, I wanted to know if what I'm doing is legal. Can I continue to have the business without actually residing in Switzerland? I plan on filing taxes for the income I've made through the company and would like to keep operating as such. Any advice?
Company or sole trader, there is a difference......Loads of people own business in other countries.
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Re: Can you freelance but live in another country?

Sole proprietor. I'm reading different things on different sites.
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Re: Can you freelance but live in another country?

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http://www.kmu.admin.ch/kmu-gruenden...x.html?lang=en

Sole proprietorship
A sole proprietor company is owned by one proprietor only. Therefore, labour market regulations for persons apply. A residence and work permit is always required to work in Switzerland.

Limited liability company (GmbH)
The limited liability company (GmbH) as a legal entity must be represented by at least one person resident in Switzerland. This can be the manager or a director. Accordingly, this person / these persons need to have a valid residence and work permit in Switzerland.

The second one is an option very used i think but probably too expensive.
EU-EFTA that are self-employed (for example a polish plumber) can notify and work up to 90 days without asking for authorization, but i don't think this would apply to a writer since he's not doing any work in switzerland. anyway https://www.sem.admin.ch/sem/en/home...verfahren.html
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