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De-register for AVS? No longer able to work.

Can anyone help with my question? I registered as an 'independant' here in Switzerland and submitted my tax return for last year. I pay AVS contributions but they are massively outweighing my earnings and so I would like to 'deregister' as working is simply not cost effective while my kids are back and forth 2 school - is this possible? If I continue to pay for another year will I get a rebate when I submit a '0' earnings tax return next year? I would rather not have to pay every month! I am going to contact the AVS next week but as I just got another bill today I thought I would see if anyone had any advice? Thanks in advance!
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Re: De-register for AVS? No longer able to work.

If you are running any type of business, a good accountant could best
advise you.. Talking to the AVS is like talking to a big black hole depending on your canton or local office. Best of Luck. My thinking if you de-registered from the AVS either the bills wont stop or you will unleash an entire butt load of pain yourself with the paperwork shit storm your about to create.

Go see either a local accountant or someone with some business exp. lawyer etc. Up to you... I am sure if done correctly yes you can get
a refund from them...
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Re: De-register for AVS? No longer able to work.

Hi MaybeeSkint
First of all, if your tentative payments exceed the definite contributions due, the cantonal compensation office, which is responsible for your AVS encashment, will refund the difference. As you pointed out correctly, the definite payment is calculated from your taxable income.
In any case, itís advisable to report significant changes in expected income. The compensation office will then adjust the bills for your AVS contributions. So, you wonít need to pay contribution payments for income that you are not making.
Nice to know for very small scale businesses, but not sure if it applies to you: If you are employed and run a self-employed business on the side, you donít have to pay for social security, as long as you donít make more income than CHF 2í300 p.a.
Hope that helps.
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