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Do I need to register a sole proprietorship somewhere?

Hi,

I know there are lots of topics on this but I can't seem to find an answer for a simple question.

Do I need to register a sole proprietorship here on a register with a trading name or something similar?

From what I have gathered I just need to clarify with the SVA that I am self-employed once I start generating invoices etc? This essentially means you can start trading before registering anywhere.

Please correct me if I'm wrong.

I have a B permit, I am also employed and an EU citizen. I just want to take on some freelance work on the side.

I am also aware there are companies that can do everything for you but I would just like a few simple answers before resorting to that.

Thank you!
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Old 25.04.2017, 13:59
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Re: Do I need to register a sole proprietorship somewhere?

https://www.ch.ch/en/self-employment/

https://www.kmu.admin.ch/kmu/en/home...efta-area.html

Note that a sole propriatorship company which is registered has to have the surname of the propriator as part of the company name. You can use a trading name like Quirky Plumbing, but the official registered name would be Smith's Quirky Plumbing for example. Of course you could also use Smith's Quirky Plumbing as the trading name too, it's up to you, but the official paperwork has to include your surname as part of the company's name.
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Re: Do I need to register a sole proprietorship somewhere?

Thanks for that, Iv'e actually been to both links and read the info etc. But I still kind find an answer to where to register a sole proprietorship?
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Re: Do I need to register a sole proprietorship somewhere?

Maybe I am missing something, but I haven't found a website that says 'register here' or a form to fill for registering. The only thing I've found is to register for self employment, but this can only be done once business activity has started.
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Old 25.04.2017, 14:52
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Re: Do I need to register a sole proprietorship somewhere?

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Maybe I am missing something, but I haven't found a website that says 'register here' or a form to fill for registering. The only thing I've found is to register for self employment, but this can only be done once business activity has started.
Here you go: http://www.hra.zh.ch/internet/justiz...a/de/home.html
and all the forms http://www.hra.zh.ch/internet/justiz...ternehmen.html
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Re: Do I need to register a sole proprietorship somewhere?

You do not need to register, but you can do if you want.
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