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Old 06.03.2008, 18:46
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Tax at source for foreign employees of foreign companies?

I am employed by a Cypriot company and have been working temporarily on a project for a local company for the last three and a half years. Normally I receive tax declaration forms on which I declare my income and am taxed accordingly, which I pay directly to the Swiss tax authorities.

Suddenly after three and a half years the local company for which I am doing the project is claiming that I need to pay tax at source, and must provide them with my salary details. this does not make any sense to me, since they do not pay my salary do they expect me to pay them the tax?

Are they correct in their claim that even though I am a foreign employee working for a foreign company I must pay tax at source through them? If not, is there somewhere I can direct them, either online or otherwise, that confirms it?
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Re: Tax at source for foreign employees of foreign companies?

Hi all,

In case anyone was wondering I found the answer here:

http://www.taxation.ch/index.cfm/fus...path/1-534.htm

Which says:

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2b. Alien employees with a "C-permit" or with a gross income exceeding CHF 120'000, and also employees of non-resident enterprises (without permanent establishment in CH) are subject to assessed income taxes. They must file a personal tax return and pay their taxes by themselves (no taxation at source). This tax is calculated on the net income and certain additional deductions apply.

Thanks anyway
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