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Holiday Office - working from abroad

/ in / by Dagmar Richardson

Thanks to Corona, it has often been found that remote work is possible from all over the world. We are receiving more and more inquiries about the regulation of work, such as 3 months from Dubai while staying with the parents, or 5 months from Oslo because the friend lives there, etc. Such work constellations are now physically easy to carry out [...]

00Dagmar RichardsonDagmar Richardson2021-04-26 14: 32: 322021-04-26 17: 34: 27Holiday Office - Working from abroad

IHRS Info COVID: Cross-border commuters, exception agreements have been extended

/ in / by Dagmar Richardson

The tax authorities in Germany, France and Italy have extended their tax exemption agreements until June 30th, 2021. An exception agreement on taxes has never been signed with Austria. Summary regulation for cross-border commuters in the home office: Country social security taxes Germany Until June 30th, 2021 as before COVID Until June 30th, 2021 as before COVID France Until June 30th, 2021 as before COVID Until June 30th, 2021 as [...]

00Dagmar RichardsonDagmar Richardson2021-04-08 10: 25: 042021-04-08 10: 25: 05IHRS Info COVID: Exception agreements for cross-border commuters have been extended

ALPS; Innovations, learnings, possibilities and restrictions

/ in / by Dagmar Richardson

The following will be discussed at the next ZGP IHRM colloquium on March 8, from 5.30 p.m. to 7 p.m. E.g. application for foreign A1 through ALPS access by foreign insurance carriers Learning's in cooperation with foreign countries [...]

00Dagmar RichardsonDagmar Richardson2021-02-23 08: 20: 282021-02-23 09:02:49 ALPS; Innovations, learnings, possibilities and restrictions

Social insurance experts for international cases (80% -100%)

/ in / by Dagmar Richardson

With immediate effect or by agreement, we and our partner Caminada Treuhand AG Zug are looking for an expert in social insurance for international cases (80% -100%) In this role, you will take on a position of trust within the framework of various customer mandates. They advise them on cross-border commuters and international commuters, check social security coverage and correct the process if necessary. You are the contact person [...]

00Dagmar RichardsonDagmar Richardson2021-02-21 12: 34: 002021-02-21 12: 34: 02Expert in social insurance for international cases (80% -100%)

IHRS Info COVID: Cross-border commuters, exception agreements have been changed

/ in / by Dagmar Richardson

The tax authorities in Germany and France have not based their exception agreements on the social security funds, but have temporarily limited them to March 31, 2021, see newsletter of November 26, 2020. The tax exemption agreement with Italy runs until further notice. An exception agreement on taxes has never been signed with Austria. Summary regulation for cross-border commuters in the home office: An end to these exceptional agreements is foreseeable and [...]

00Dagmar RichardsonDagmar Richardson2021-01-11 14: 56: 432021-01-11 15: 01: 34IHRS Info COVID: Exception agreements for cross-border commuters have been changed

BREXIT: National priority for UK citizens

/ in / by Dagmar Richardson

The priority of residents in the permit application for UK citizens has been confirmed, see newsletter of November 25th, 2020. In December, a “stripped down” priority for residents was expected, but this was not confirmed. It is possible that this process will be renegotiated for UK citizens, but at the moment the application for a permit for UK citizens is the same as for third country citizens. The priority for residents is a legal regulation which [...]

00Dagmar RichardsonDagmar Richardson2021-01-06 10: 26: 552021-01-06 10: 29: 07BREXIT: National priority for UK citizens

BREXIT: Registration for employees from UK still possible from 1.1.2021

/ in / by Dagmar Richardson

In December, the regulation of reporting for employees from the UK, see also the newsletter of November 25, 2020, was revised as follows: On December 4, 2020, Switzerland signed a Services Mobility Agreement, SMA, with the UK, which provides mutual access and is limited in time Regulates the residence of service providers, ie employees whose country of residence is UK or CH who remain employed in their country of residence [...]

00Dagmar RichardsonDagmar Richardson2021-01-05 06: 28: 562021-01-05 06: 28: 58BREXIT: Registration for employees from UK still possible from 1.1.2021

IHRS Info COVID: Cross-border commuter exception agreement has been extended

/ in / by Dagmar Richardson

The exception agreements for the continuation of the flexible application of the social security submission rules have been extended: Germany: June 30, 2021 France: June 30, 2021 Austria: June 30, 2021 Italy: June 30, 2021 Other EU countries: at least until the end of 2020, discussions for an extension are ongoing at EU level In the countries of Germany, France, Austria and Italy, the 25% rule will be suspended until June 30th, 2021, ie cross-border commuters will remain in the [...]

00Dagmar RichardsonDagmar Richardson2020-11-26 15: 58: 252020-11-27 07: 56: 18IHRS Info COVID: Cross-border commuter exception agreement has been extended

BREXIT: Regulation from 1.1.2021 for UK citizens

/ in / by Dagmar Richardson

The FZA free movement agreement will no longer apply between Switzerland and the UK from January 1, 2021. UK citizens already in Switzerland: According to a special agreement, Swiss and UK citizens keep their residence rights (and other rights) that they have acquired based on the FZA (or acquire until December 31, 2020), even after leaving the EU. Family reunification remains based on this [...]

00Dagmar RichardsonDagmar Richardson2020-11-25 19: 58: 232021-01-06 10: 13: 47BREXIT: Regulation from 1.1.2021 for UK citizens

Changes A1 for multiple jobs

/ in / by Dagmar Richardson

As written in the newsletter of November 28, 2019, an A1 for multiple activities is recommended for business trips abroad. Many companies apply for this directly via ALPS, the platform that enables employees who work abroad to have compulsory insurance to be clarified quickly and easily and to enter posting applications online. The registration of a case on ALPS triggers [...]

00Dagmar RichardsonDagmar Richardson2020-11-10 19: 52: 462020-11-10 19: 52: 47Changes A1 for multiple work

IHRS Info COVID: 2020 wage statements for cross-border commuters

/ in / by Dagmar Richardson

Through various agreements with the European surrounding area, Switzerland tried to ensure that there would be no changes in the tax situation of employees as a result of the COVID-19-related home office activities. In the case of Germany, France and Italy this worked and now ensures that the employees do not incur any financial risks and / or additional costs as a result of this special situation. Austria has on [...]

00Dagmar RichardsonDagmar Richardson2020-11-04 06: 58: 022020-11-04 11: 47: 58IHRS Info COVID: 2020 wage statements for cross-border commuters

IHRS Info COVID: negative test replaces quarantine in neighboring countries

/ in / by Dagmar Richardson

Germany - test is crucial If you are entering from risk areas and can prove that you have not been infected with Covid-19, no quarantine is required in most federal states. In certain federal states, however, a repeat test is necessary after a few days. Evidence must be provided by a medical certificate. The molecular biological test for the presence of a [...]

00Dagmar RichardsonDagmar Richardson2020-10-13 17: 35: 142020-10-13 17: 35: 14IHRS Info COVID: negative test replaces quarantine in neighboring countries

European social security law - what applies?

/ in / by Melanie Hemila

When it comes to the social security of cross-border commuters in Europe, companies and employees often keep an eye on the “25% rule”. According to this, a person is insured in their country of residence if they work there for at least 25% of their actual working hours. However, this does not apply to all issues that one encounters in everyday HR life. In the following cases, [...]

00Melanie HemilaMelanie Hemila2020-09-27 14: 12: 002020-09-28 13: 24: 29European social security law - what applies?

IHRS Info COVID: Social security situation for cross-border commuters

/ in / by Dagmar Richardson

The Federal Social Insurance Office (FSIO) has published new agreement results for the continuation of the flexible application of the social insurance subordination rules. Germany: December 31, 2020 France: December 31, 2020 Austria: December 31, 2020 Italy: October 31, 2020 The flexible application does not end at the end of August, as originally agreed with certain countries. Due to the constantly developing situation, a regular [...]

00Dagmar RichardsonDagmar Richardson2020-08-30 18: 21: 372020-08-30 18: 21: 39IHRS Info COVID: Social security situation for cross-border commuters

YOURS Info COVID; French cross-border commuters - end of the state of emergency on August 31, 2020

/ in / by Dagmar Richardson

The mutual agreement procedure with France regarding taxes and social security ends on August 31, 2020. This means that the exceptional situation regarding taxes will end on this date and French cross-border commuters with Swiss employment contracts must be taxed according to their physical residence. Employees who continue to work in the home office in France after September 1, 2020 due to COVID, [...]

00Dagmar RichardsonDagmar Richardson2020-07-28 10: 23: 562020-07-28 15: 09: 17IHRS Info COVID; French cross-border commuters - end of the state of emergency on August 31, 2020

YOURS Info COVID; Cross-border commuters

/ in / by Dagmar Richardson

In the past, authorities have already published their willingness to refrain from making adjustments to social security coverage due to the Corona-related changes in home office activities. In the meantime, the FSIO has specified this agreement for certain neighboring countries. The exception provisions continue to apply: For Germany until December 31, 2020 For Austria at least until August 31, 2020 The FSIO is in discussion with the other neighboring countries and will [...]

00Dagmar RichardsonDagmar Richardson2020-07-13 15: 56: 182020-07-13 15: 56: 19IHRS Info COVID; Cross-border commuters

YOUR Info COVID; Permits for third country citizens will be processed again from July 6th!

/ in / by Dagmar Richardson

Another important easing was passed today; Swiss permit applications for third country citizens will again be properly processed by the cantons and the SEM (State Secretariat for Migration) from 6 July 2020, all COVID restrictions in business traffic will no longer apply. International HR Services AG will be happy to answer any further questions you may have on this topic and process.

00Dagmar RichardsonDagmar Richardson2020-06-24 14: 42: 162020-07-13 15: 57: 32Your Info COVID; Permits for third country citizens will be processed again from July 6th!

IHRS Info COVID: Exemption of German cross-border commuters from tax and social security obligations

/ in / by Dagmar Richardson

As announced in the newsletter of May 14, an exception agreement was signed with Germany with regard to cross-border commuters. Due to COVID-19, the wages are not additionally taxed there because they remain in the country of residence for a longer period of time. the pre-COVID-19 regime can be maintained. This does not apply to working days that have been spent at the place of residence regardless of these measures [...]

00Dagmar RichardsonDagmar Richardson2020-06-11 19: 12: 442020-06-11 19: 12: 45IHRS Info COVID: Exemption of German cross-border commuters from tax and social security obligations

IHRS Info COVID: Applications for third country citizens

/ in / by Dagmar Richardson

As in the newsletter from May 27th written, important applications for third country citizens (employment / posting in / Switzerland) will be processed again by the offices in the cantons from June 8th. What does "important" mean? Of public interest Economically urgent Use / start of work cannot be postponed A canton thinks that from June 15, all [...]

00Dagmar RichardsonDagmar Richardson2020-06-04 12: 39: 142020-06-04 12: 39: 15IHRS Info COVID: Applications for third country citizens

IHRS Info COVID: Liberation of cross-border commuters "officially"

/ in / by Dagmar Richardson

The federal government has confirmed that French cross-border commuters who work from home during the crisis will not be taxed or insured there, see the newsletter of March 23rd. Thus, French cross-border commuters who work from home are still subject to the same regulations as if they were physically active at their previous place of work in Switzerland. The regulations […]

00Dagmar RichardsonDagmar Richardson2020-05-14 18: 23: 482020-05-14 18: 23: 48IHRS Info COVID: Liberation of cross-border commuters "officially"

IHRS Info COVID: Entry for EU / EFTA citizens from May 11th

/ in / by Dagmar Richardson

As a result of the last newsletter, questions arose as to what the first point «Aborted procedures for a residence or cross-border commuter permit for EU / EFTA citizens» means exactly. Because there is actually no process for granting a permit for EU / EFTA citizens while they are still abroad (see FZA *), except for G permits. More precisely, "canceled" means that the employment contract [...]

00Dagmar RichardsonDagmar Richardson2020-05-06 08: 56: 182020-05-06 17: 34: 05Your info COVID: Entry to EU / EFTA citizens from May 11th

IHRS Info COVID: Interpretation easing of entry restrictions from 11.5.20

/ in / by Dagmar Richardson

The written information and press conference on easing the entry restrictions into Switzerland from May 11th left a few questions unanswered, here are our explanations: Aborted procedures for a residence or cross-border commuter permit for EU / EFTA citizens who came before March 25th have been submitted will be processed further. -> In many cantons these procedures were canceled and returned, i.e. please go [...]

00Dagmar RichardsonDagmar Richardson2020-05-03 12: 04: 432020-05-03 12: 04: 44IHRS Info COVID: Interpretation easing of entry restrictions from 11.5.20

IHRS Info COVID: Opening the borders

/ in / by Dagmar Richardson

The Swiss authorities are discussing the opening of the borders for EU / EFTA citizens and citizens of third countries who live in the EU / EFTA soon. One possible date would be May 15, based on the recommendation of the EU to limit essential travel to the EU until then. Whether the opening is country-specific how [...]

00Dagmar RichardsonDagmar Richardson2020-04-28 15: 30: 442020-04-28 15: 30: 45Your Info COVID: Opening the borders

IHRS Info COVID: Extension of the exceptional cases

/ in / by Dagmar Richardson

A new directive has been in force since April 17, 2020, replacing the directive of March 24, 2020. The extension of cases of hardship / exceptional cases for entry into Switzerland includes; Business meetings that cannot be postponed, international obligations, reunification of separated families, care of family members, etc. Under 1.5.5. the new directive mentions that evidence will be required [...]

00Dagmar RichardsonDagmar Richardson2020-04-19 19: 14: 552020-04-20 04: 09: 11Your Info COVID: Extension of the exceptional cases

IHRS Info COVID: EU, quarantine, border information

/ in / by Dagmar Richardson

The European Commission has recommended that EU countries extend their temporary entry bans related to COVID-19 until May 15, 2020 and maintain exemptions for residents (regardless of their nationality) and essential travel. Many countries oblige travelers from affected regions to quarantine themselves upon entry. Even if no quarantine is required, [...]

00Dagmar RichardsonDagmar Richardson2020-04-13 15: 54: 152020-04-13 15: 54: 17IHRS Info COVID: EU, quarantine, border information

Cross-border commuters with a C permit

/ in / by Dagmar Richardson

Due to the crisis and the ordered home office, it has come to the surface in some companies that they have employed foreign border crossings with them with a C permit. This is noticeable when they work in the home office abroad during the crisis. Cross-border commuters with a C permit and the center of their life abroad must pay Swiss withholding taxes for the [...]

00Dagmar RichardsonDagmar Richardson2020-04-06 17: 38: 312020-04-07 05: 23: 11Border commuters with C permit

IHRS Info COVID: Situation in EU / EFTA

/ in / by Dagmar Richardson

The following graphic shows the situation in the EU / EFTA states as of March 27, 2020. The EU measures are similar to the Swiss requirements; Third-country citizens with a residence permit from an EU / EFTA country can continue to enter this country. Entry for third country citizens without today's permit is currently not possible, but the EU exceptions are defined a little differently [...]

00Dagmar RichardsonDagmar Richardson2020-03-30 16: 55: 172020-03-30 17: 06: 33Your Info COVID: Situation in EU / EFTA

IHRS Info COVID: Temporary suspension of the job registration requirement

/ in / by Dagmar Richardson

In a meeting last week, the Federal Council decided to temporarily lift the job registration requirement. In the meantime, employers are released from their obligation to adhere to the 5-day period for publication exclusively on the channels of the public employment service. In return, they cannot expect any of the brokerage services normally provided by RAV. A major reason for [...]

00Dagmar RichardsonDagmar Richardson2020-03-29 15: 28: 462020-03-29 15: 29: 12Your Info COVID: Temporary suspension of the job registration requirement