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Old 23.07.2010, 18:25
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Congratulations!
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Old 23.07.2010, 18:32
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It's happening!!!
Good work FG! And welcome to EF/CH

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Old 24.07.2010, 13:00
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Thanks everybody!
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I havent forgotten about you guys.... I just resigned

Should be in Switzerland by the end of August. Scaryscaryscaryscaryscaryscaryscaryscary.
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Old 30.07.2010, 12:42
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Great news... hopefully the weather will stay for your arrival!
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I havent forgotten about you guys.... I just resigned

Should be in Switzerland by the end of August. Scaryscaryscaryscaryscaryscaryscaryscary.
Well done mate!
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Old 31.07.2010, 14:34
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Thats GREAT see you soon!
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Everything is falling into place really nicely. I have a tenant for my UK house, my wife has the OK to keep her UK job but working from home in Switzerland (her employer has been unbelievably supportive), I cancelled a bunch of direct debits on internet banking which was rather therapeutic.

I've found dealing with people (bank, telecoms, getting permission to let my property from the mortgage lender etc) has been rather more pleasant than ever before (I tend to put off things even when they can save me money because I don't want to sit in call queues etc). Everything is just going great.

I wonder if cancelling things is going so well since they can't really offer any incentives to make me stay - which is one thing in particular that normally drives me insane.

Of course I still don't know where I'm going to sleep on my first night in Switzerland but the nice HR man tells me not to worry and that it will be sorted one week before so I'm telling my irrational self to take it easy.

10 days to go
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Old 17.08.2010, 15:41
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... my wife has the OK to keep her UK job but working from home in Switzerland (her employer has been unbelievably supportive)....
Assume you are aware of the pitfalls in that setup?
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Old 17.08.2010, 15:44
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Eep. Be more specific. Is this where it all goes bad?

Long story short our plan is:

She works for the UK company.
They pay no taxes (PAYE) on her behalf and she pays tax in Switzerland.
She spends much less than 90 days in the UK.
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Old 17.08.2010, 16:04
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Eep. Be more specific. Is this where it all goes bad?

Long story short our plan is:

She works for the UK company.
They pay no taxes (PAYE) on her behalf and she pays tax in Switzerland.
She spends much less than 90 days in the UK.
How will she pay tax and social security in CH? As self employed? Needs more than 1 client . As employee of the UK company Swiss branch - that's ok. As employee of her own GmbH or AG. Also ok.
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Old 17.08.2010, 16:09
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...all of which you will figure out when you get here! Only 9.5 days now.

Congratulations on your new job. I hope you and your wife love Lausanne as much as us locals.
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Old 17.08.2010, 16:09
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How will she pay tax and social security in CH? As self employed? Needs more than 1 client . As employee of the UK company Swiss branch - that's ok. As employee of her own GmbH or AG. Also ok.
Thanks - nothing insurmountable. How about using another company's payroll? Still need more than 1 client? I take it this is some horrible IR35 equivalent type thing that was brought in to stop the evil leeching IT Contractor

Edit to add: by another company I mean an agency/umbrella company. I know that the agency that placed me offers this service so I can ask for some advice. The UK company are speaking to their solicitor about it also.

My wife doesn't come over until December so she has a little breathing space.
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Old 17.08.2010, 16:14
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Thanks - nothing insurmountable. How about using another company's payroll? Still need more than 1 client? I take it this is some horrible IR35 equivalent type thing that was brought in to stop the evil leeching IT Contractor

Edit to add: by another company I mean an agency/umbrella company. I know that the agency that placed me offers this service so I can ask for some advice. The UK company are speaking to their solicitor about it also.

My wife doesn't come over until December so she has a little breathing space.
That would work but, of course, it will cost you (her).
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Old 17.08.2010, 16:33
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That would work but, of course, it will cost you (her).
Grr. Doesn't everything! But then I still think its worthwhile - she loves her job and is good at it and like I mentioned her company have been incredible.

If we come out considerably worse off then we'll have to make a plan. I think the impact of her working on my tax liability will be more of a hit.

But we're not coming to Switzerland to get rich - we've done the sums and should have a very reasonable life in Switzerland despite the cost of living, if I eat out and cook steak a bit less then I think the benefits are worth that cost
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Old 29.08.2010, 11:54
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Well, I arrived yesterday and already found an apartment and made a Swiss friend. Honestly I don't know what all the fuss is about with you guys!
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Old 29.08.2010, 12:05
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An apartment within one day! That is a cause for celebration!
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Well, I arrived yesterday and already found an apartment and made a Swiss friend. Honestly I don't know what all the fuss is about with you guys!
Time to change your location then to just Montreux!!

When do you start your new job?
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Old 29.08.2010, 12:50
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The waiting is the hardest part! But, luckily you're EU, so once you get the job, you don't have to wait again for the permit! Keep those fingers crossed!!!
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Well I'm in Vevey for a few days actually, Montreux from Tuesday and start work on Wednesday.

I can't believe how beautiful this place is and that I will actually live here.

Oh and people weren't joking about it being expensive to eat out!
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