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IT Contracting in Switzerland - Umbrella company??

Hello All,

I found this forum and this is my first post here. Let me say that its answered several questions - Thanks.

I've seen many posts about IT Contracting in Switzerland but I still have a question (maybe more but let's start with one).

I'm currently on a contract based in the EU. I use my own company to handle all invoicing, taxing and payroll. We have just finished the project and the company I am working for has asked me to stay on for the next roll out which will be in Switzerland (Laussane to be more precise). I must handle all the paperwork to work in Switzerland (i.e. invoice, payslip, etc.) through a Swiss company. I don't want to bother with setting up a company in Switzerland so I'm thinking of using an Umbrella company also because this will be a 4-6 month assignment.

Has anybody worked through a Swiss Umbrella Company? Any good ones? Any bad ones? What can I expect in terms of tax and commissions? Would really appreciate your help.

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Re: IT Contracting in Switzerland - Umbrella company??

Umbrella or Sole trader or Limited Company??
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Re: IT Contracting in Switzerland - Umbrella company??

Thanks for the prompt reply!

Actully I read those posts and they were useful in answering some questions but they didn't actually mention the Umbrella companies and they don't really give an idea on which ones are "more advisable". I would like to hear from people who are using or have used Umbrella companies in Switzerland and what are their experiences.

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Re: IT Contracting in Switzerland - Umbrella company??

I believe you're more likely to use a payroll company and be aware of the implications with tax. I am sure there is something on one of those two threads covering this....?
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Re: IT Contracting in Switzerland - Umbrella company??

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Thanks for the prompt reply!

Actully I read those posts and they were useful in answering some questions but they didn't actually mention the Umbrella companies and they don't really give an idea on which ones are "more advisable". I would like to hear from people who are using or have used Umbrella companies in Switzerland and what are their experiences.

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There are several companies that you can use but I guess the majority of people do their own research and don't "brag" about how bad a choice they have made. Furthermore if you understand the way things work in Switzerland you will realise that there are two types of company you can use. One works for international companies that want to open a branch here example www.accurity.com They will be charging ~7-10% and then the so called agencies that will charge you a fortune.

And then to add to this you have the location where you are wanting to business. According to this your "payroll" company may or may not be the best bet. If you have specific requirements and wishes and want to have things cleared up then you can pm me.
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