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29 posts, 09:29 today
Massive tax bill after permit c upgrade
It is not as bad. City of Zurich tax is at 119% (just nitpicking) The average commune tax rate over all communes is at 107%. The average commune tax over all tax payer is at 110% The cantonal tax is at 100%. Which you have to…
Started by: ZurichLuck · 5.Dec.2016 · Finance/banking/taxation
14 posts, 09:26 today
License plate data service
I suspect the OP is making the common mistake of thinking that a swiss licence plate belongs to the car itself (as it does in the UK for example), rather than the car's owner. There are certainly online companies in the UK that allow you…
Started by: wobber · 7.Dec.2016 · Transportation/driving
95 posts, 09:25 today
Our neighbour took down our Christmas lights
I can try and get a picture later today when it gets darker again so that you can see the lights. His window is about a meter, possibly slightly more from the railing on one side. The fire escape comes onto a narrow platform area…
Started by: Nelly123 · 6.Dec.2016 · Housing in general
12 posts, 09:25 today
Mahnung - How much are they allowed to plunder…
It's not a fine then, just FYI. Private companies are not allowed to issue fines. If there is a sign that forbids you to park there ("richterliches Parkverbot"), private companies are allowed to issue a "bill" to cover their "efforts"…
Started by: Doctor · 6.Dec.2016 · Daily life
5 posts, 09:22 today
Spinning Shoes
Started by: nels · 13.Jan.2008 · Sports / Fitness / Beauty / Wellness
20 posts, 09:19 today
Christmas goose
Two weeks ago I picked up a 4.8KG turkey (frozen) from Kaufland in Waldshutt. Cost me 18 Euros. It was produced in France and was quite tasty. (the frozen expensive turkeys I saw in Migros in Brugg also came from France) Anyway, in…
Started by: eng_ch · 6.Dec.2016 · Food and drink
5 posts, 09:15 today
UK Property - a tale of a decade.
Started by: dodgyken · 7.Dec.2016 · Finance/banking/taxation
17 posts, 09:12 today
Friend living with boyfriend but did not…
If both sign, both are contractual parties and therefore have to be informed about changes (i.e. two registered letter for each change); to cancel the contract both have to sign the termination note. Each of the two is individually…
Started by: some_randomer · 6.Dec.2016 · Housing in general
61 posts, 09:01 today
CT scan on dog - anyone had one?
Oh, I am so very happy for you MaybeSkint! With that twinkle in his eye, Buddy looks quite the charmer! I have always thought that the best tribute to those we have lost is to open our hearts and homes again to another little lost…
Started by: MaybeeSkint · 15.Jan.2015 · Pet corner
9 posts, 08:50 today
Best way to pay taxes ? ( C-permit )
Exactly what I do. I use our PostFinance account and put a set amount each month into it - slightly more than what my payment slips say I need to pay - and then make the payments from that account. I get 9 commune/cantonal invoices a…
Started by: TheLaughingCow · 6.Dec.2016 · Finance/banking/taxation
28 posts, 08:41 today
IPad pro or Macbook pro ?
really? https://www.interdiscoun... Bluetooth 4.0,HDMI,USB 3.0,Thunderbolt You can still buy the really nice rMBP which have all what is needed :) And here example for the smaller one: https://www.steg-electro...
Started by: Today only · 5.Dec.2016 · TV/internet/telephone
114 posts, 08:05 today
Cost of living
Mmm, it's a doctors-bankers-and-lawy... salary. High by the standards of many other professions, sure, but I wouldn't call it ridiculously so (still less than 2x the national median - so for example a single-earner household with one of…
Started by: Ramaabraham · 4.Dec.2016 · Daily life
17 posts, 07:08 today
Health insurance, legal advice
... and only if Pixie is on minimum deductible of 230.- I think there are multiple issues to be considered here that make for a complex case: i) the existing insurance will be payable next year unless cancelled by Nov 30. They won't let…
Started by: Pixie B · 21.Nov.2016 · Insurance
11 posts, 01:27 today
Incorrect withheld of tax applied by my…
No she never paid taxes until the 'C' permit arrived. She did an apprenticeship, so the first 3 years were very low pay. Now she has changed cantons, so she got away with it. But it does illustrate that employers don't seem to care very…
Started by: qwertyuiop · 4.Dec.2016 · Finance/banking/taxation
18 posts, 23:58 yesterday
Forward Fix Mortgage - Info
Not really sure how to do this to be honest as I am not very familiar with interest rate related instruments so a bit wary of the idea in principle. Happy to hear some ideas to investigate further but at this moment in time, I'm happy…
Started by: The_Love_Doctor · 18.Nov.2016 · Finance/banking/taxation
2 posts, 23:40 yesterday
Looking for Russian, German or French -…
Started by: JRC · 3.Dec.2016 · Language corner
25 posts, 22:53 yesterday
Contract in Zurich for Telecom Engineer
Hahahaah. Ok, it's good to account for the worst and make the decision to avoid big troubles but you really made me rolling on the floor! Flying by swiss airlines when you are not 'rich swiss', really? And 200 chf a week for buzzz -…
Started by: LostIdeas · 22.Nov.2016 · Employment
2 posts, 22:27 yesterday
Expat re-mortgage for property abroad
Started by: mikUk · 6.Dec.2016 · Finance/banking/taxation
2 posts, 22:17 yesterday
Cashing in Uk pension - claiming back emergency…
Started by: jbrady · 6.Dec.2016 · Finance/banking/taxation
50 posts, 21:40 yesterday
Neighbours fighting very very loud
Thanks. really appreciate the advise. we've decided that if either have their fights in really near future and its unbearable like yesterday, I will speak with them...The Greek couple that is. The Chinese lady...my Spanish gf can…
Started by: acmilan · 5.Dec.2016 · Complaints corner
5 posts, 21:37 yesterday
Les Mills Spinning in Vaud area?
Started by: ishirsh · 29.Jun.2015 · Sports / Fitness / Beauty / Wellness
8 posts, 21:34 yesterday
Looking into crossfit -- your experience…
Did my first crossfit tonight. Pretty hard work.. Kept up with the class although one or two of the steps i took a bit easier.. It's like anything else. It's as fun/dangerous/strenuous/... as you make it. I could have pushed a little…
Started by: nanners · 4.Dec.2016 · Sports / Fitness / Beauty / Wellness
4 posts, 21:28 yesterday
Hiring: what permit is needed
Started by: Ewis · 30.Nov.2016 · Business & entrepreneur
42 posts, 21:12 yesterday
Rosberg retires from F1
You say this as if Hamilton had beaten Alonso by 60 points (which is what Alonso usually does with his teammates). They both got 109 points in 2007 and Hamilton was ahead of Alonso just because he had finished second in more races.…
Started by: bigblue2 · 2.Dec.2016 · Football/sports
1 post, 21:05 yesterday
Looking for an English Teacher
Started by: likewater · 6.Dec.2016 · Education
5 posts, 21:04 yesterday
Hello from a working mom
Started by: Waitforit · 6.Dec.2016 · Introductions
9 posts, 20:54 yesterday
Where to buy italian design furniture in/nr…
A good one is: https://www.wohnbedarf.c... Alternatively: https://www.ligne-roset... Also the previous recommendation of Teo Jacob (believe they also have a slot in Jelmoli). As I'm sure you're already aware though,…
Started by: jammidge · 18.Sep.2013 · Housing in general
15 posts, 20:52 yesterday
Subletting issue
Not only that, landlord has a right to know how much they are charging and deny sublet if they are making excessive profit out of it. For unpermitted sublet, the main tenants might get kicked out together with the OP, so either way he…
Started by: srmandarina · 6.Dec.2016 · Housing in general
14 posts, 20:27 yesterday
Wanted Reka checks : 800 chf
May be I was not very clear... basically I need 800 reka money... or reka checks with street value of 800 chf... so I can buy travel cards or fuel or do holiday booking worth 800 chf... many people get reka checks from their…
Started by: sagarbm21 · 5.Dec.2016 · Items wanted
44 posts, 20:14 yesterday
Help before I get squeezed like an orange?
Well, maybe not, no, but again, it doesn't really matter. Either side or both can get royally screwed if they don't clarify things properly. Yes it may appear in the beginning like you can be grown-ups and civil and find an agreement…
Started by: Mr.Maquiavelo · 6.Dec.2016 · Family matters/health
16 posts, 20:11 yesterday
Looking for House in Zollikon before June
What?! That you need to report. Is buying an option? Quite frankly, with the rental prices you'll be looking at for houses that large, you might as well consider buying... Of course that is if you intend to stay longer-term and have…
Started by: GVP · 28.Nov.2016 · Housing in general
30 posts, 20:10 yesterday
Swiss International School Zurich North (ISZN)
hi zara007, am interested in an offline discussion. we have our kid (13) in ISZN since 6 months and are very unhappy about the curriculum/homework, etc. it is impossible to track what our kid has to do in school and the assignments are…
Started by: Stacey1979 · 1.Mar.2012 · Education
3 posts, 20:00 yesterday
English speaking school in Lausanne (ENSR…
Started by: Runa · 5.Dec.2016 · Education
7 posts, 19:51 yesterday
2 jobs - how legal is this
Hello, I have a friend of a friend.. that work's full time for a company, has the opportunity to help a friend to implement a project in the Swiss market in his free time ( weekends, overnight, etc. ). How compliance is this to the…
Started by: davidsfernandes · 18.Oct.2016 · Employment
131 posts, 19:43 yesterday
Marine Le Pen for president and Frexit
Because I'm in the Francophone bit of the country, speak French bilingually and have been following French politics for 25 years. I know their politics better than I know the Swiss ones, so I am qualified to comment on them, unlike…
Started by: lewton · 30.Jun.2016 · International affairs/politics
1 post, 19:42 yesterday
Nintendo WII (want to buy) - ZH region
Started by: Jaceq · 6.Dec.2016 · Items wanted
1 post, 19:38 yesterday
Moving from Zurich to Uppsala, Sweden
Started by: JohnB · 6.Dec.2016 · Leaving Switzerland
12 posts, 18:35 yesterday
9 Dead in Fire near San Francisco
The local DA has opened an investigation into this disaster. Why the building was not shut down because of violations will be one thing they will look at. Inspectors were not even able to get into the building. In my (humble) opinion,…
Started by: Medea Fleecestealer · 3.Dec.2016 · International affairs/politics
7 posts, 18:33 yesterday
Photographer just moved to Switzerland -…
If you like to shoot in the mountains I am going to head over to a few resorts close to Zurich this winter. I use to be a professional freeride snowboarder but just ride for fun now days... Let me know if you might be keen.
Started by: Jamboree · 17.Nov.2016 · Travel/day trips/free time
74 posts, 18:27 yesterday
Amazon Echo / Alexa
Start simple with the Lightify Gateway & Bulbs. Much cheaper than Philips Hue... They also have the only Candle Fitting Smartbulbs ( E14) plus GU10 for downlights. I would also recommend a Logitech Harmony Smart Control which…
Started by: StirB · 20.Sep.2016 · TV/internet/telephone
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