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she gave up her American citizenship to avoid paying high taxes, where in Switzerland she pays much less.
Considering she's been paying them since she started working I very much doubt that was the reason. If it was she'd have taken steps years ago to get another citizenship and lose her US shackle.

Citizenship based taxation is only practiced by the US and Eritrea and personally I find the fact that the US has complained about Eritrea's tactics in getting their 2% tax paid grossly hypocritical given their own actions with FATCA.
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Old 10.10.2014, 21:43
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she gave up her American citizenship to avoid paying high taxes, where in Switzerland she pays much less.
What is your source for this information? Do bear in mind that your post could be classed as libel!
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Have you been giving the issue seriously deep thought since January last year, or did that novel conclusion just hit you like a thunderbolt?


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The fact is that she has been here for a long time now, she speaks the language and her husband is European, so I would image she feels at home here at this stage. I would consider it a personal decision.
To make her adopted home town of 20 years a better place, Miss Turner has offered to buy 3km of Christmas lights for it. Cost: CHF 250'000. Story in today's Zürichsee-Zeitung:

http://www.zsz.ch/artikel_273374.html
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To make her adopted home town of 20 years a better place, Miss Turner has offered to buy 3km of Christmas lights for it. Cost: CHF 250'000. Story in today's Zürichsee-Zeitung:

http://www.zsz.ch/artikel_273374.html
Regarless of whether Ms. Turner is perfectly fluent in Swiss-German, I hope she consults her neighbours before she puts anything up. I don't think they'd appreciate it if her idea of Christmas decorating is like some of her fellow countrymen. For example:

http://www.fairfaxchristmaslights.co...ate=1&xid=1123

My family visits friends of ours each Christmas and they live down the street from that house. I'm convinced that it can be seen from space...
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Regarless of whether Ms. Turner is perfectly fluent in Swiss-German, I hope she consults her neighbours before she puts anything up. I don't think they'd appreciate it if her idea of Christmas decorating is like some of her fellow countrymen. For example:

http://www.fairfaxchristmaslights.co...ate=1&xid=1123

My family visits friends of ours each Christmas and they live down the street from that house. I'm convinced that it can be seen from space...

She apparently HAS consulted the authorities ... and I am sure they will accept
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Regarless of whether Ms. Turner is perfectly fluent in Swiss-German, I hope she consults her neighbours before she puts anything up. I don't think they'd appreciate it if her idea of Christmas decorating is like some of her fellow countrymen. For example:

http://www.fairfaxchristmaslights.co...ate=1&xid=1123

My family visits friends of ours each Christmas and they live down the street from that house. I'm convinced that it can be seen from space...
She won`t be installing them herself ..... She`s offered the Gemeinde the decorations for that cost (I guess it will be a "joint" decision on design?).
From what I`ve read, the Gemeinde will have a meeting about this, and decide if the future maintenance, upkeep, the taking down and re-installing every year, etc, will be viable. And if the costs will fall within their budget.
They may yet refuse the offer ...?
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i don't know why i thought of this thread when i saw this little Tina!

anyway this little romanian beauty called Tina probably wouldn't mind being a tax exile here.

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She finally found a home, sweet

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