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Private tutor - taxes

I'm a foreign student who has recently come to study in Zurich and would like to earn some extra money as a private tutor.

What interests me is whether I need to pay any taxes for the profit I would be making (about 400 francs per month I predict). In my country one does not need to pay taxes for income less than some amount of money (not sure how much). Is there anything like this here?

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Re: Private tutor - taxes

As a non-EU national studying here you cannot be self employed nor can you work for the first 6 months of your course. You need an employment contract with a Swiss employer and you cannot work more than 15 hours a week during term time.

I don't know where you're studying, but this is from the ETHZ website:

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During the semester, you may accept a paid part-time job of no more than 15 hours a week. Full-time employment is permitted during the regular semester vacations. However, in both cases your employer will have to apply for your work permit at the cantonal Office for Economy and Labour ("Amt für Wirtschaft und Arbeit" – AWA) if you come from a non-EU country or from Romania or Bulgaria. This is only possible once you have received your residence permit!

Important:

Bachelor students from non-EU countries must have lived in Switzerland for at least 6 months to obtain a work permit.

During their first 6 months in Switzerland, Master students from non-EU countries can only obtain a work permit for a job at their ETH department.

Further information can be found at: www.arbeitsbewilligungen.zh.ch.
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Re: Private tutor - taxes

Hi. I was wondering what is the situation for EU citizens?
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Re: Private tutor - taxes

If you're a student then check with the migration office or the relevant department at your uni whether or not you can be self-employed. Students are limited to 15 hours maximum a week so it may be that you can't go the self-employed route, but must have a Swiss employer.
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Thank you for your reply. No, I was not referring to an EU student case, but for a regular EU citizen.

On the other hand, shouldn't the rules that apply for EU citizens (non-students) also apply for the EU citizens - students?

In other words, if a university has limitations to its students about employment (full or part-time, self-employed or to an employer, these limitations would be based on academic criteria that should apply to all students even to Swiss nationals, right?
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As far as I know EU students are also limited to 15 hours per week as far as working goes. Whether they could do self-employment you'd have to check with the university/migration office.
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In other words, if a university has limitations to its students about employment (full or part-time, self-employed or to an employer, these limitations would be based on academic criteria that should apply to all students even to Swiss nationals, right?
At least for Swiss there are no limitations that I am aware of. Neither from University nor from law.

For forigeners the limitations are, when they exist, not from the University but from the law.
See Foreign Nationals Act https://www.admin.ch/opc/en/classifi...232/index.html
and Verordnung über Zulassung, Aufenthalt und Erwerbstätigkeit https://www.admin.ch/opc/de/classifi...993/index.html

In general Swiss taxes are levied from the first franc earned.
In your case you may use the simplified procedure (same as you would use for a cleaning lady):
https://www.steueramt.zh.ch/internet...html#a-content
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Re: Private tutor - taxes

OK thank you.

I see that "Medea Fleecestealer" sent you a "Thank you" note. How do I do that for you "aSwissInTheUS" or for "Medea Fleecestealer"?
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Well, since I can only offer informal thanx, then here it is... and so for "aSwissInTheUS".

May I also ask, what will be the VAT rate to charge on tutoring services?
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VAT is 8%.

https://www.ch.ch/en/vat-rates-switzerland/
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