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Social Security Deductions

I have moved to Zurich for less than 3 months(exactly 88 days) on company's assigned. My employer is deducting Social Security obligations and Tax deduction from my salary but i came to know that there is no Social Security and Tax deduction if the stay is less than 90 days.

Is this true? ( I am already having 3 months Medical Insurance for the 3 months)

Plz help me out.

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Re: Social Security Deductions

Yes, Social Security is only applicable for greater than 3 months stay and Tax ( not very sure) for more than 183 days.
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Re: Social Security Deductions

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I have moved to Zurich for less than 3 months(exactly 88 days) on company's assigned. My employer is deducting Social Security obligations and Tax deduction from my salary but i came to know that there is no Social Security and Tax deduction if the stay is less than 90 days.

Is this true? ( I am already having 3 months Medical Insurance for the 3 months)

Plz help me out.

Thanks in advance.
It all depends... Generally you are able to work for 3 months on assignment without any deductions. If you are staying longer than that it depends on the type of your stay. If you fly in Monday leave Friday and are working on a contract through a non-Swiss company assignment ie it just happens to be in Switzerland then for the length of your stay you are free from all deductions. If however you are resident here then you are liable to deductions but first after 90 days. Note if you exceed the 90 days then these deductions are backdated to your entry point. The point at which tax is leviable follows the same route. IF you are in the country for more than 180 days excluding days in which you travel to and from your home then you are again liable. Hence if you are here Monday - Friday travelling in on Monday and leaving again on Friday you are exempt.
But Tax and social contributions are coupled with a work permit. IF you have a work permit then you will be Taxed and liable to social contributions irrespective of length of stay. Note work permits have a general minimum length of 4 months.
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