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Re: Working Remotely in Switzerland for US employer

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I am in the same boat: married to a Swiss and relocate to Zurich, my US employer offered to let me work from home in Zurich. What's the legal and tax complication? Do I need to get some kind of permit and report to a local authority or I can just do it? Thanks!
Swiss residents are taxable on global assets and global income. Married spouses file a joint Swiss tax return. Your US income must be included on your husband's tax declaration. Moreover, you are liable to pay Swiss social-security contributions on your US salary. Most probably the US employer will deduct taxes at source which may be eligible for some relief under the CH/US tax treaty.

You should consult a tax specialist with CH and US tax expertise.
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