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If I'm an EU-citizen and want to work in Switzerland as contractor, what should I do, if I have company registered in EU?

  1. Can I work in Switzerland as contractor and invoice my client company as EU-registered company? Or I'm required to register company in Switzerland?

  2. If registering a company in Switzerland is required, do I need special permission from Swiss government to do that?

  • This question is unlikely to help any future visitors; it is only relevant to a small geographic area, a specific moment in time, or an extraordinarily narrow situation that is not generally applicable to the worldwide audience of the internet. – Dzhuneyt May 22 '13 at 14:34
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    @ColorWP.com you want to close all questions targeting specific country? I think you're going to kill this proposal – Danubian Sailor May 22 '13 at 15:01
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    I absolutely agree it's on-topic. Many sample Q's on Area51 proposal are country-specific. – bytebuster May 22 '13 at 15:15
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    No, please, this is not at all what is meant by "too localized." There's nothing about the practice of an entire country/state/city/community that would be considered "too localized." This close reason is being severely reworked because of these misunderstandings (more on that soon) — but it almost never makes sense to close a question because it pertains to a specific country — meta.stackexchange.com/questions/42408/… – Robert Cartaino May 22 '13 at 18:15
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I am not a lawyer or an expert on the issue, but it would be very strange if a company in a reputable Western country X (i.e. not under embargo or similar) could not provide services to and bill a company in a reputable Western country Y. If a Swiss company wants to import goods from abroad, does the company they're buying from need to register a company in Switzerland? Sounds unlikely.

If the deal requires you to work on-site, you might need to get a work permit, depending on how long you'll stay in the country.

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    The difference is, when you are working as contractor, your domicile is on the territory of that country. And usually each country requires that their residents pay taxes by them. – Danubian Sailor May 22 '13 at 20:36

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