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Old 21.11.2011, 15:08
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Is opening a actual company better than working Freelance (Taxwise)

Hi all,
Just wondering what the advantages are to creating an actual structure as opposed to working freelance... I have been working freelance for a while and find that my tax rate has shot up since then (I just declare whatever revenue I had on a specific year and get to deduct my costs as well according to the accountant I go to)... is creating a company a better solution ?
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Old 21.11.2011, 17:16
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Re: Is opening a actual company better than working Freelance (Taxwise)

The advantage of being self-employed is that you don't need and accountant or any set-up costs. You simply ask for (or download) the extra bit to your tax declaration (Hllfsblatt A) put in your income and then deduct all your expenses, depreciation, travelling costs, computer costs etc etc. And pay the social contributions yourself.

If you turnover is above CHF100k you will need to be registered for and charge VAT. If your turnover is over CHF200k I would suggest forming a company and getting an accountant as if you mess up the tax and/or AHV the amounts involved could be large.

This has all been covered many times before, see search function...
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