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Rachaelelizabeth 12.09.2019 09:20

Tax Question in terms of taking freelance work
 
Hi all,

I recently moved to from the UK to Switzerland with my partner. I worked for 6 months on a contract and I haven’t been able to find anything yet. My old company in the UK offered me a week’s freelance work and I want to be able to take it as I am in between jobs.

- Do I have to register as self employed for a week of work and a very small amount of money (like 1500 CHF when converted)
- How do I work this in terms of tax? I spent all of yesterday trying to work this out online and it’s still no clearer?
- Do I need to ask permission from the OCPM? I did this for my contract as my permit B is family and I had to. Is this the case for self employed as well?

Thanks, and sorry for my lack of knowledge, I found the system in the UK bad enough but this is pretty confusing, any help or advice here would be appreciated.

Rachael

fatmanfilms 12.09.2019 11:28

Re: Tax Question in terms of taking freelance work
 
For 1500 no AVS required so just declare on tax return if you choose to do so.

Rachaelelizabeth 12.09.2019 11:35

Re: Tax Question in terms of taking freelance work
 
Okay perfect, I just need to find someone who can do the tax return for me?

Thanks a lot!

fatmanfilms 12.09.2019 16:00

Re: Tax Question in terms of taking freelance work
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Rachaelelizabeth (Post 3099890)
Okay perfect, I just need to find someone who can do the tax return for me?

Thanks a lot!

Only if you get one, they won't care as it thought to be more a hobby below 2k a year. Unlike the UK it's not a criminal offence to forget to report income :D

Rachaelelizabeth 12.09.2019 18:09

Re: Tax Question in terms of taking freelance work
 
I see, that is interesting. I worked for 6 months, so I would need to do one anyway, but it’s nice to know I can treat this as a “hobby”. Thanks so much for your help!

roegner 12.09.2019 18:56

Re: Tax Question in terms of taking freelance work
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Rachaelelizabeth (Post 3100051)
I see, that is interesting. I worked for 6 months, so I would need to do one anyway, but it’s nice to know I can treat this as a “hobby”. Thanks so much for your help!

As FMF said, if it is below 2k per year

st2lemans 12.09.2019 19:19

Re: Tax Question in terms of taking freelance work
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Rachaelelizabeth (Post 3100051)
I see, that is interesting. I worked for 6 months, so I would need to do one anyway, but it’s nice to know I can treat this as a “hobby”. Thanks so much for your help!

Working for 6 months has nothing to do with needing to do a tax return, pro-rated income and permit/nationality do.

Tom


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