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Short-term work in Switzerland; tax requirements

Hello - new to the forum - I have looked for existing threads but no luck.

I am an accountant in the US who has a client (corporation) that will be working for a Swiss company on a short-term project. The US company will get paid in euros and the work will be done by the company's employees.

Assuming the employees can use an L permit, does the US company need to register for Swiss tax purposes?

Should the US company seek an accountant in Switzerland?
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Re: Short-term work in Switzerland; tax requirements

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Hello - new to the forum - I have looked for existing threads but no luck.

I am an accountant in the US who has a client (corporation) that will be working for a Swiss company on a short-term project. The US company will get paid in euros and the work will be done by the company's employees.

Assuming the employees can use an L permit, does the US company need to register for Swiss tax purposes?

Should the US company seek an accountant in Switzerland?
Just as a quick question, would you provide so much information normally and expect to get an answer to a potentially complex question/situation?

Anyway if the work is under 3 months in duration then no problem for anything - no registration necessary just do the work. If the work is over 3 months then it depends ie not so straightforward ie you need to set it up correctly ie you need to provide fuller details.

You are making rather a lot of assumptions and simplifications but I am guessing that the above statement answers your question.
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Re: Short-term work in Switzerland; tax requirements

Richard,

Not sure what you mean by your quick question, but your answer is actually what I was looking for.

I have been unable to determine that there is the 3 month "exemption" - for lack of a better term.

If over 3 months, then I understand - it depends & is more complex - which means I would be looking for assistance somewhere other than a message board, ergo no need for the details at this time.

(OK - I guess I MIGHT look for assistance here.)

Thanks for your help!
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