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Being employed part time and self-employed concurrently

Hi there

I've been trying to find some information about this on here but with no success. I currently work a 50% job but am looking to possibly increase this by doing some private cleaning work.

Is it possible to have a contract of employment for 50% and still be self-employed for the rest of the time? I know it's possible in the UK and your accountant can simply put in the information on your P60 (annual employment declaration) to your self-assessment form - is this the same in Switzerland?

Some help on the matter would be appreciated!
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Hi there

I've been trying to find some information about this on here but with no success. I currently work a 50% job but am looking to possibly increase this by doing some private cleaning work.

Is it possible to have a contract of employment for 50% and still be self-employed for the rest of the time? I know it's possible in the UK and your accountant can simply put in the information on your P60 (annual employment declaration) to your self-assessment form - is this the same in Switzerland?

Some help on the matter would be appreciated!
Yes.

You are allowed to earn up to a certain amount without claiming it. If you want to be absolutely sure, check with your local Gemeinde/city hall to find this exact amount for your town/city/Canton. Plus, if you claim the extra income, you complete paperwork at the local Gemeinde/city hall to pay social costs (SVA) on the amount you plan to make as self-employed.

Social costs are then invoiced and paid (I pay quarterly). Your self-employed earnings are then claimed on your tax form. The overpaid or underpaid social costs will be returned or invoiced... with interest.

Two other topics come to mind.
1. If you are self-employed during your cleaning tasks, best to have liability insurance to cover if anything is damaged or broken while performing these tasks.
2. Most full time employment contracts state that you are not allowed to perform the same tasks as employed for - for another company, which usually includes self-employment. However you are only part-time, which allows for some flexibility.

Good luck!
JC
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Re: Being employed part time and self-employed concurrently

It is possible. I have some friends who are doing just that. However there are a few things to kep in mind:
- either of your employment contracts should not have a non-compete clause. And it it does, your employers should not be competitors
- if you are self-employed, your business should not have conflicting interests with your part-employer. It is better to get a NOC from the employer.
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What type of permit do you have?

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Re: Being employed part time and self-employed concurrently

Currently an L due to a stipulation from our landlord, but I'm an EU citizen (GB) so should be on a B permit by the end of the year.
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