Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > Finance/banking/taxation  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 19.03.2012, 21:08
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: london
Posts: 4
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
ANDY_UK has no particular reputation at present
Another Tax Question

Hi

I have been offered a 4 day a week contract in Zurich and wondered if anyone could confirm what my tax situation would be. Here is some background:
a) I am UK resident
b) I will be working in Zurich for 6months for 4 days per week (from Monday to Thursday)
c) I will be returning to UK on Thursdays and then working in London for 1 day a week
d) I will be paid by a UK company (agent)

Do i need to apply for any permits?
Ideally I would like to remain UK-taxed and simply carrying on paying UK tax as i currently do

Is this possible?

Also - can anyone recommend short-term serviced apartments in central Zurich or small hotels etc

Many thks
Andy
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 19.03.2012, 22:28
17clarence's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Geneva
Posts: 767
Groaned at 15 Times in 12 Posts
Thanked 965 Times in 440 Posts
17clarence has a reputation beyond repute17clarence has a reputation beyond repute17clarence has a reputation beyond repute17clarence has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Another Tax Question

I'm pretty sure you need an L permit for this.
When you arrive, you have to go to the local Gemeinde (Council) with you contract of work including termination date and should be no problem.

You will stay UK resident so tax is only payable in the UK.

However, I hope you'll be on a Swiss contract rate as it's expensive in Zurich.

What line of work is it?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 19.03.2012, 22:35
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: london
Posts: 4
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
ANDY_UK has no particular reputation at present
Re: Another Tax Question

Thanks!

Sounds too easy - so I apply for L permit and just continue to get paid/pay tax in UK?

re. Cost of living - I am in Asset Management/IT so rate is OK - flights are cheap (ish) so only big expense is hotel for 3 nights a week.

Thks for your advice
Andy
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 19.03.2012, 22:44
17clarence's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Geneva
Posts: 767
Groaned at 15 Times in 12 Posts
Thanked 965 Times in 440 Posts
17clarence has a reputation beyond repute17clarence has a reputation beyond repute17clarence has a reputation beyond repute17clarence has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Another Tax Question

As long as you don't stray over the 180 day rule, or 183, you should be ok.

For the Permit though, you'll need an address.
You can work for at least three weeks with no permit, should give you time to find an address. Then just register from that date onwards.
You can't push it too long as you'll be having your passport scanned at the airport.

You will need health insurance I believe, not sure if they'd accept an E111 or whatever. That's my general understanding, but I could be way off the mark.

Your rate may be ok, but is it the right rate for the job in CH?
Have they told you the commission they'll take?
Seems there's a lot of agencies creaming a decent slice by paying you 50 a day more than a UK rate, but charging the customer full CH rates.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 19.03.2012, 22:50
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Geneva
Posts: 441
Groaned at 62 Times in 38 Posts
Thanked 1,174 Times in 666 Posts
Reb77Br has a reputation beyond reputeReb77Br has a reputation beyond reputeReb77Br has a reputation beyond reputeReb77Br has a reputation beyond reputeReb77Br has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Another Tax Question

You seem to be another fresh new newbie posting random questions in the finance section.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 19.03.2012, 22:58
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: london
Posts: 4
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
ANDY_UK has no particular reputation at present
Re: Another Tax Question

hi Reb77Br

i saw other Tax questions in this section and it does have 'Taxation' in the forum title. so it seemed logical place to post it. where should i have posted it? Sorry if you find it random.

it is difficult to get an answer on this tax issue in London (the agency has been talking to a tax specialist but I havent had any response from them yet)
i need to make a decision by Thursday and there are still a lot of unknowns so I thought i would use this forum for some help from others who may have had similar experiences.

Andy
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank ANDY_UK for this useful post:
  #7  
Old 20.03.2012, 00:25
17clarence's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Geneva
Posts: 767
Groaned at 15 Times in 12 Posts
Thanked 965 Times in 440 Posts
17clarence has a reputation beyond repute17clarence has a reputation beyond repute17clarence has a reputation beyond repute17clarence has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Another Tax Question

Do a search on here for contracting, you should find out enough.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 20.03.2012, 00:32
anowheels's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Not Zurich
Posts: 988
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 668 Times in 401 Posts
anowheels has an excellent reputationanowheels has an excellent reputationanowheels has an excellent reputationanowheels has an excellent reputation
Re: Another Tax Question

Quote:
View Post
You seem to be another fresh new newbie posting random questions in the finance section.
It's tax season. It happens.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 20.03.2012, 03:04
Sbrinz's Avatar
RIP
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Murten - Morat
Posts: 11,866
Groaned at 563 Times in 354 Posts
Thanked 11,548 Times in 5,941 Posts
Sbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond reputeSbrinz has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Another Tax Question

Quote:
View Post
You seem to be another fresh new newbie posting random questions in the finance section.
Quote:
View Post
You seem to be another fresh new newbie with a random financial question. If you plan to open an account at Postfinance, why not ask Postfinance.
Quote:
View Post
That newbie probably has something in common with the other newbies who've joined recently and started new threads in this section of the board.
User Profile Info
At least two more of these threads have appeared today:
User Profile Info
Quote:
View Post
Another newbie posting a random question in the finance section? This is getting to be a trend lately. Here's some useful information for newbies to Switzerland (wouldn't want you to miss it before it slips off the page):
http://www.englishforum.ch/finance-b...ors-prowl.html
anymore protests about newbies please?
Reply With Quote
The following 5 users would like to thank Sbrinz for this useful post:
  #10  
Old 20.03.2012, 11:41
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Geneva
Posts: 441
Groaned at 62 Times in 38 Posts
Thanked 1,174 Times in 666 Posts
Reb77Br has a reputation beyond reputeReb77Br has a reputation beyond reputeReb77Br has a reputation beyond reputeReb77Br has a reputation beyond reputeReb77Br has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Another Tax Question

I posted this in Forum Support on 16th and 18th March before also posting in Finance drawing attention to the pattern:


Quote:
16 March: There seems to be something going on with the posts in the finance section recently, and it relates to the profile information. There have been quite a few newbies starting new threads in that section recently with random questions that they very probably could have found answers to by searching the forum (or using Google). Instead, they start a new thread in the finance section. Though newbies obviously do this from time to time, these threads have another thing in common: the only information they give in their profile is a location. Although there are other members here who also have a scant profile ( ), there seems to be a pattern to this recent spate of new threads by newbies:
  • newbie
  • starts new thread in finance section
  • gives only their location in their profile
  • hasn't posted much else.
Though this might not be the reason for these newbie threads, there are longstanding threads in the finance section that certain companies/individuals might well want to push further down the page. A couple of those threads were bumped earlier this week and this pattern of newbie threads has continued since then.

Some of the newbie threads which have the above points in common:

Tax on Overseas Earnings?

Credit Score Rating/Agency in CH

Suggestions on investment - real estate in la cote or...

how to apply a car loan from bank?

pay taxes for property outside Switzerland?

How to Save My Property Tax In US?

buying gold in zurich

Which canton do I have to register/pay taxes in?

Update my tax declaration after its sent.

Best sterling (GBP pounds) savings account ?

US tax - green card holder
Quote:
18 March: More newbie threads posted in the finance section today conforming to the pattern mentioned above:
Customs to bring in household and personal items?
UN & (US) tax clarification
Threads of this kind have since continued, although some of the profiles have now become more detailed:
Another Tax Question
Money to open a bank account
Moving for temp work for 6 months to CH then back to Germany to work

Some of these may be genuine, but it would seem a coincidence if they all were.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 20.03.2012, 11:49
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: london
Posts: 4
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
ANDY_UK has no particular reputation at present
Re: Another Tax Question

Apologies to all - i seem to have stirred a hornets nest!
i started this thread for genuine reasons and am not part of your conspiracy theory
i shall not be posting again without searching the archives first :-)
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 20.03.2012, 14:14
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Geneva
Posts: 441
Groaned at 62 Times in 38 Posts
Thanked 1,174 Times in 666 Posts
Reb77Br has a reputation beyond reputeReb77Br has a reputation beyond reputeReb77Br has a reputation beyond reputeReb77Br has a reputation beyond reputeReb77Br has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Another Tax Question

If you were part of the theory, you'd be unlikely to be posting again (with your current user name). But since you say you're not, I look forward to reading your posts (with your current user name, obviously).
Reply With Quote
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Another company car tax question ipoddle Finance/banking/taxation 15 17.08.2010 14:54
Another Salary question lumpy Employment 9 29.08.2008 12:08
Another salary question zur25 Employment 2 17.08.2008 18:33
Another dialect question mazey Language corner 3 23.07.2008 16:49
Another visa question manvik60 Permits/visas/government 13 21.02.2008 00:41


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 03:47.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0