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Is opening an LTD a good option if I'm relocating in the upcoming months?

Hi everyone,

I'm in the process of relocating to Switzerland for my current job. As a side project, I want to launch an online shop where its primary market is the UK, but intend to target other English speaking countries in Europe too.

Want to run the shop through an LTD and pay myself dividends and occasional salaries when possible, but I'm unsure how will this affect in the future, as I will also have a Swiss salary through my job.

Want to avoid giving free tax, so wondering if the LTD is actually a good option, and if so are there any considerations for me to have?

Thank you in advance
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Old 13.03.2019, 00:59
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Re: Is opening an LTD a good option if I'm relocating in the upcoming months?

Start by checking that your employment contact allows you to do so before going too far.
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Start by checking that your employment contact allows you to do so before going too far.
Thank you for your advice, have checked this requirement already.
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how long until the venture is profitable? why not do as a sole trader initially?
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how long until the venture is profitable? why not do as a sole trader initially?
Venture's only requirement is to cover the platform costs, for which I have a comfortable budget of 100/month which will break even after selling a few products, which are already been merchandised by my family elsewhere, so just expanding to online commerce.

LTD is the way to go for me after many considerations and research. So only thing left, is to figure out my doubts from the initial post.

Want to avoid giving free tax, so wondering if the LTD is actually a good option, and if so are there any considerations for me to have?
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Any thoughts on this matter?
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Re: Is opening an LTD a good option if I'm relocating in the upcoming months?

I would really suggest speaking with a fiducaire. You'll have to pay of course, but normally they can provide you with sound advice taking into account your personal situation (marital status, income, liability issues, current employer etc etc)
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I would really suggest speaking with a fiducaire. You'll have to pay of course, but normally they can provide you with sound advice taking into account your personal situation (marital status, income, liability issues, current employer etc etc)
Thank you! Good lead
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Thank you! Good lead

If that's what you call a "good lead" are you sure you're doing the right thing ?


To be told you need to pay a fidiciary for professional help is fairly elementary stuff, especially in a different county with very different laws and regulations.
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If that's what you call a "good lead" are you sure you're doing the right thing ?


To be told you need to pay a fidiciary for professional help is fairly elementary stuff, especially in a different county with very different laws and regulations.
Just being thankful to someone that took a bit of their time to read my question and try to provide something useful. Out of all the answers, the only one to be on topic
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