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Old 16.05.2018, 14:46
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I wouldn't trust the NGO in the case of a one-month contract. Yes get their statement but do have it confirmed by the tax office.

The C permit can be put on hold, IIRC for up to two years plus two years extension, of course conditions apply.

Since you're considering a one-month job you may be jobless at the moment. In such a case you want to check with RAV (unemployment insurance) what effect that one-month contract, and particularly putting your C on hold, would have. This is just a guess, but technically it may mean you're not a resident in some respects for that time, simply because you would probably put the C on hold. Personally, I'd want a legally binding statement by RAV, not just an ordinary letter by some unimportant clerk as making a error could cost you lots and lots.
Thanks a lot for you help but I don't understand why I might want to put my C permit on hold? Yes, I am on RAV, am due to start in less than 2 weeks and have not yet seen the contract!
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Old 16.05.2018, 14:53
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Thanks a lot for you help but I don't understand why I might want to put my C permit on hold? Yes, I am on RAV, am due to start in less than 2 weeks and have not yet seen the contract!
Honestly: Don't sweat it. If they could offer you a tax free deal theyd mention it. They tend to like to mention that they can freeload...


As they didn't, expect to get a bog standard contract. Wont risk your C in any way. What you need to know is if you need to register a company for yourself or not.


Good luck with the job.
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Thanks, although registering a company in less than 2 weeks? In Geneva? Very difficult I imagine.
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Thanks a lot for you help but I don't understand why I might want to put my C permit on hold? Yes, I am on RAV, am due to start in less than 2 weeks and have not yet seen the contract!
Because, as Teverus mentions above, in order for the income to be tax free you need the "right" residence status so your C permit could't be in effect. Thus something would need to be done on that front, e.g. including put the C on hold (if possible).

But apparently those permits are rare so you're unlikely to be tax free in the first place.
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Because, as Teverus mentions above, in order for the income to be tax free you need the "right" residence status so your C permit could't be in effect. Thus something would need to be done on that front, e.g. including put the C on hold (if possible).

But apparently those permits are rare so you're unlikely to be tax free in the first place.
There is an exception to every rule. There are at least two organisations in Geneva where some employees are entitled to B/C permits but are tax/AVS exempt. That is for permanent employees.

IIRC one of the Red Cross organisations and IATA.
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Because, as Teverus mentions above, in order for the income to be tax free you need the "right" residence status so your C permit could't be in effect. Thus something would need to be done on that front, e.g. including put the C on hold (if possible).

But apparently those permits are rare so you're unlikely to be tax free in the first place.
Honestly: No organization ever would go through that whole trouble for a ONE month contract. Ever. The reason the OP is a contractor is because these organisations avoid having permanent local employees. Not an issue in Switzerland, but in all other places would this mean they have to accept local labour laws. So they rather pay the money and stay flexible.


Dack, get yourself the info for what it takes to set up a sole proprietorcompany. Or do as I did and get an umbrella company. Because I rather pay a few hundreds and therefore have some professionals deal with my retirement stuff, health insurance and what not. I had two working days between receiving the contract and starting to work... so your two weeks are perfectly normal.
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