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Old 11.04.2019, 19:25
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Swiss national working remote for foreign company, help?

Hello friends,

I'm a Swiss citizen who's never lived in Switzerland. Currently I work remotely for an online non-EU client doing research, and I would love to keep this going while I move to Switzerland and learn the language and culture.
I am happy to fulfill any obligations, I am just very confused as to what they would be.

In the ideal situation, I move there, invoice my client, and pay the local tax authority. Simple. But it looks like it will be much more complicated than that.

From what I can tell my options would be.
* Setup a sole-trader entity, invoice my clients as normal, and pay all of the obligations and taxes myself, which appears to be ~10% higher in taxes than otherwise, so I would be looking at a total tax rate of ~25%. Not bad.
* Setup a GmbH, pay the 20k CHF opening fee, deal with all the additional paperwork, probably also looking at a total tax/fee rate of ~25%
* Setup as self-employed, except I will only be working for 1-2 clients, and they will all be foreign/non-EU. Would this route even be an option?
* Other?

Anyways, some insight would be appreciated. I am hoping to make the move to Switzerland as soon as I have a somewhat clear path to working remotely for non-EU clients as a Swiss citizen and resident.

Cheers and thanks.
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