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CH/UK Tax Advisor Sought

My company has reorganized and as a result being made redundant and I wish to return back to the UK in 2016. Therefore I am looking for a good (but hopefully not wildly expensive) tax advisor who can help me deal with both CH and UK authorities to give advice on how to minimize tax exposure in both countries. The good news is I am flexible on the date I can finish earning in CH and start in the UK.


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Old 09.11.2015, 11:59
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Re: CH/UK Tax Advisor Sought

See if you can get the 2015 Vaud forms now and fill them in before you leave. Move to UK before end of year. Pay any Swiss tax owed, then you should be good to go shouldn't you? No tax exposure at all. Or am I missing something?
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Old 09.11.2015, 13:34
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See if you can get the 2015 Vaud forms now and fill them in before you leave. Move to UK before end of year. Pay any Swiss tax owed, then you should be good to go shouldn't you? No tax exposure at all. Or am I missing something?
End of year gives no advantage whatsoever, the UK's tax year ends on 5th April 2016, least hassle from the UK point of view which is more hassle than Swiss taxation. Easiest is to move after 6 April 2016. Sorting out Swiss taxation is dead easy. Full UK personal allowance for the year & ISA allowances are available even if your only resident for a few days, so depending on complexity there is a small window for tax avoidance which may suit some people.

If the OP has been away for 5 full UK tax years, then any capital gains from investments should be taken whilst still in CH & any losses held onto for use in future years. If the OP has not been away for 5 years then CGT is payable on any gains since he left after the allowance.

If the OP wants to cash in his UK Swiss pension for 100% cash, very easy even for people leaving to most EU countries, there may be some liability in addition to the Swiss withholding tax. I am trying to get clarification for this at the moment. The info on the HMRC website saying 90% of unapproved foreign pensions will be taxable is misleading & many people will get the pension tax free in the UK.
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Re: CH/UK Tax Advisor Sought

This may help too.

https://www.sem.admin.ch/dam/data/se...zialvers-e.pdf
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