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Old 04.07.2011, 22:49
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Optimum Contractor Tax Set-up

Hi All,

I've been through alot of postings that were helpful to my query but many were quite old and none address fully my situation. I'd really appreciate any help that you might be able to give me as I have just landed in Switzerland.

My situation is a little complex. I am an Irish national and have spent more or less the past 8 years working in France but finished my job last year and have not worked there this year. I accepted a contracting role in Switzerland last month having been recruited through an Irish based umbrella/recruitment company.

As part of my deal my accommodation and expenses are being covered in Switzerland but my salary is payed in Euro and linked to my irish social security number. I will not be living in Ireland nor will I be working there but I will be processed through an Irish company who have told me they don't mind where my receiving bank account is. I am single and independent so I am happily moving everything to Switzerland (the contract is 6 months extendable).

I am really not sure where I should be paying tax, but I do know that France would probably be least favourable out of the 3 potential countries. Ideally I think I should set myself up as a resident tax payer of Switzerland. I am of course taking professional advice (in all 3 countries!) but would seriously appreciate any tips that people might have from their personal experiences or even if you could recommend particular professionals in Switzerland who could help me with this.

Thanks.
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Re: Optimum Contractor Tax Set-up

Hi Snice,

currently I'm researching the opportunities to go contracting in Switzerland. From contacts I have already in Switzerland it would appear to be quite viable based on my background. However I was particularly interested in seeing the reply to the question that you raised as I'm currently living in Ireland and sense that I would have a similar alignment wrt tax set-up etc. but was a bit disappointed to find that you did not get any reply. But as this topic was from 2011 I was wondering if you could share how things worked out and what set-up you would recommend for someone about to set out on this journey. If you would prefer to correspond directly with me I can share my direct email.

All the best,

Niall
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