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Old 13.09.2012, 17:53
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Re: Self employment for EU citizens.

Hi, I am in a similar situation: looking to gain status of "self-employed". Apparently they don't make it easy. I visited the AHV in Zurich and got a broshure that lists conditions that you have to meet. The hurdle for me is documenting multiple clients through invoices and/or contracts. The other option for us crazy people living in CH and working outside the country is to register as "Arbeitnehmende eines nicht beitragspflichtigen Arbeitgebers (ANOBAG)". Someone who is working for a company that is not obliged to pay into the Swiss Social Security. As with being self-employed you will be required to pay in yourself. HOWEVER... I don't think that this will get you the tax benefits you would have as a self employed person. For that you will need to prove that you meet the self-employed conditions.
I hope this is somewhat helpful. Good Luck!
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