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Can I pay tax myself?

Hello Community,

I am working for UK company but am deployed as a consultant to Swiss company. At the same time I've been using the payroll service here Switzerland (who is my employer locally). So the scenario is that UK company would transfer the money to payroll company, the payroll would calculate the tax, and transfer to me whatever is left after all deductions.

For some reason I do not wan't my UK employer to transfer the money to payroll company anymore and I will terminate this work/payroll agreement soon.

Can UK company transfer the mony directly to my account so that I can, with a help of some book keeper, pay my taxes myself?

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Old 26.11.2019, 22:59
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Re: Can I pay tax myself?

No.

"For some reason". Would this be the reason?
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Old 26.11.2019, 23:53
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Can UK company transfer the mony directly to my account so that I can, with a help of some book keeper, pay my taxes myself?
No for a number of reason, the most important being that the company will not accept it or at least they won't once they have spoken to their legal advisors. It would leave then exposed under social security law and no company wants that.

Another reason would be that you will not get a work permit that way, you need to establish a proper business case as self employed person to obtain the permit. Furthermore the only people with a legal right to establish a business are: Swiss citizens, C permit holders and EU citizens and with BREXIT on the way that may have further issues for you.

If you are not happy with your present payroll company (did they finally pay you?) then switching is the only realistic option.
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Can UK company transfer the mony directly to my account so that I can, with a help of some book keeper, pay my taxes myself?
It is possible to be directly employed by a foreign company if the foreign company agrees to it. This is called ANOBAG. The employee in Switzerland is then responsible for paying social charges, taxes and pension contributions. An accounting firm could assist with the paperwork or it can be done by the employee. Search EF on ANOBAG for more information.

As suggested above, it might be best to switch to another payroll service.

Also, if the Swiss payroll service, as your legal employer, goes bankrupt, it can be possible to file a claim with RAV for missing wages up to several months.
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It is possible to be directly employed by a foreign company if the foreign company agrees to it. This is called ANOBAG. The employee in Switzerland is then responsible for paying social charges, taxes and pension contributions. An accounting firm could assist with the paperwork or it can be done by the employee. Search EF on ANOBAG for more information.
But it is not possible to body shop in this way, which is what the OP is attempting to do.
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