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Old 07.04.2008, 14:32
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self-employment for a salaried employee?

Hi.
I work in Bern as a researcher at the University. My salary is 70%.
Since a couple of companies have asked me for some consulting, is it possible, for me, to have this "double" job?
I mean, can I be both salaried and self-employed?
What about taxes? At the moment I pay taxes " la source".


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Old 08.04.2008, 16:46
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Hi.
I work in Bern as a researcher at the University. My salary is 70%.
Since a couple of companies have asked me for some consulting, is it possible, for me, to have this "double" job?
I mean, can I be both salaried and self-employed?
What about taxes? At the moment I pay taxes " la source".


Thanks.

Assuming that your employment contract allows it then you can do this. Contact the SVA and tax authorities for details on how to proceed.
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Old 09.04.2008, 13:03
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Re: self-employment for a salaried employee?

labour leasing laws (ie working as a freelancer) in swiss are complicated and quite strict...

If you want ease of use, I use www.tresag.com who do all the deductions etc etc...you should take home about 62% of that you bill...
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Old 09.04.2008, 13:13
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Re: self-employment for a salaried employee?

Main thing is, that you are allowed to consult externally in accordance with the contract you currently have and the employer gives their blessing. Ask. If they agree then get it black on white.

They might get wound-up if you are performing the same or similar job on your off time. Especially when you are on vacation. Reason is, that you may be using the current employer's resources and know-how to do a job for someone else. There is usually a clause in your contract that covers this. 100% of the time to benefit the employer (since he/she is paying you).

As already mentioned, be sure taxes are covered. Contact your local tax office for that. Also, if it is doing anything that you may be injured or where you could damage anything material, be sure to have insurance. For example, I have 5 Million to cover anything material when performing a job.

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