28 January 2019

Cross-border assignments from a social security and tax perspective

Cross-border assignment of employees to affiliate companies is a useful and common tool for international groups. However, to avoid unpleasant surprises, it is essential to structure such transfers correctly and to seek legal clarification at an early stage, not only from a Swiss immigration perspective, but also considering social security and taxes.

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05 October 2017

Home-Office for Cross-border Commuters – a Minefield

If alternative forms of employment are offered in a cross-border context, this can lead to unforeseen legal consequences. For example, if a cross-border worker works from home in his home country for more than one day a week, there is a risk that:

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23 May 2016

A Lessening of the Tax Law Challenges for Cross-border Work

Working in Switzerland is undoubtedly attractive and popular, and cross-border work is essential in our globalized world. However, receiving salary from different sources can present challenges: Where do I have to pay taxes on the money I earned abroad? Where do I pay the social security contributions? Double taxation agreements (DTA) help internationally active people have their income taxed in only one place. Social security law agreements try to protect the employee and co-ordinate the various social security systems. In EU / EFTA countries, therefore, all liabilities are payable at the place where the salaried employment took place.

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