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Reduce Basel Tax Burden

Hi Everyone,

I recently got a new job in Zug, but my "hauptsitz" is in Basel.
I would MUCH rather pay my tax to this lovely city of Basel, however it is a MASSIVE difference from Zug.

Does anyone know ways in which I can reduce my BS tax burden?
What are good tax deductible investments, etc?

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Old 07.06.2015, 14:39
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live in zug and commute every day.
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Re: Reduce Basel Tax Burden

You mentioned in another post that you are splitting up and that your permit seems to be linked to your partner. Might be smarter to see if you can keep your job/permit (after divorce) (as Medea wrote) before you enter into possible tax reduction schemes that can be longer term?
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Old 07.06.2015, 16:12
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Does anyone know ways in which I can reduce my BS tax burden?
Reduce your income?
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You mentioned in another post that you are splitting up and that your permit seems to be linked to your partner. Might be smarter to see if you can keep your job/permit (after divorce) (as Medea wrote) before you enter into possible tax reduction schemes that can be longer term?
Indeed. If you are married, then getting divorced is an excellent way of saving tax. Beforehand, buy into your company's pension fund to the maximum amount, thus saving the tax that you would have paid on those earnings (that you bought in with). Then divorce. Your pension pot will be split leaving another big hole for you to fill with more tax deductible earnings.
If, you are single, then marry first and then carry out the above.
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buy into your company's pension fund to the maximum amount,
The OP is an American.

His Swiss pension is fully taxable as income in the US. So given his goals of reducing US taxes as well (see his other thread) Swiss pensions might not be so attractive.


But that's aside from divorce as strategy...
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The OP is an American. . . .
Oh. American. Then a hopeless case for any normal tax saving measures.

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. . . But that's aside from divorce as strategy...
Well, why not?, people who structure their lives around saving tax, can end up doing some very strange things.
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