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well if someone's been gifted a deduction on their current flat, then arguably it would also work, but i don't think that really happens often in practice
That is another thing I wanted to say, if I'd be given 20% off on rent and child care (which is more expensive than rent) I'd happily sign 20% pay reduction in order to keep things going. However I doubt this will happen (I mean reductions, not cuts).

Also, I've been in a country that had hard time (Ireland), when crisis hit, many friends (and my wife) had their salaries cut and many were laid off. This was reality there and it is very plausible it will be here.
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Old 17.01.2015, 19:31
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Really? I thought you are taxed in country of residence... I checked this for Germany only though, I admit.
Italian frontaliers pay taxes only in CH, who then kick a percentage back to Italy, they pay no additional income tax in Italy.

I checked with several frontaliers I know.

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Simples: the effective EUR buying power has gone up 20%, so you can cut wages to take away, say 15% of that and people will still be better off before, so are more likely to accept it.

Of course, if things revert back to normal, then it is tough for them and you managed to save costs.
As I posted earlier, that is called "wage dumping" that is illegal in Switzerland
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Re: Frontaliers pay ?

Thanks for all your interesting comments.

I started the thread as a CEO from a largish company in Le Locle, Pierre Castella from the Dixi Group (whom I definitely not know btw)- proposed this on Romandie TV last week- and it was picked up by our local newspaper (l'Express).

As said, I have personally no axe to grind- but as often, find myself stuck in the middle due to personal and geographical situation (my day to day life being shared between CH- F and UK).

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