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Re: C permit with non-Swiss contract in Asia and required to pay income tax oversea

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Thank you for your feedback! Very appreciate it. Yes, because there is a double taxation treaty, I was told by the tax office that I don't need to pay any tax on the income (only pay tax on other assets if I have any house etc in CH). Yes, I will check with a Payroll company for ANobAG. If you have any recommendation for a payroll company (I saw other thread from 2016 so I'm checking Helvetic and Payrollplus.ch), I would appreciate to get the information.

Thank you again.
The information you have been given is almost certainly incorrect. An employee of the local tax office or a payroll company do not have the training nor the experience in international tax law to give you the advice you need.

For instance, with very few exceptions the only people exempt from paying taxes under double tax agreements are diplomats, some state pensioners, employees of some NGOs and a few others. Everyone else ends up paying taxes based on residency and obtaining tax relief based on the rules set out in the double tax agreement.

Likewise with social security payments, you need expert advice as being exempt from paying in has consequences for your future benefits as well.
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