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Re: Tina Turner to become Swiss

Eurovision contest entrant from Switzerland.

Possibly????

Maybe it`s not taxes. She just wants to represent
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Old 26.01.2013, 11:54
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You kidding me? Lol

http://youtu.be/uVUVLmL3A-M

On Swiss German TV, the presenter has to speak to her in English (and translate to the audience in German)! And this on Swiss National Day, the holiest of Swiss holidays!!!!

Google her interviews in German-language TV, she only speaks English!

Where is her "Züritüütsch"? WTF?! Talk about integration!

The reason behind all this is FATCA maybe, screwing her ability to handle her finances properly as she is still recording. Otherwise, she would have naturalized in 2007 when she was eligible.
Suppose that her manager tells her NOT to speak Züritüütsch in public. But she is well up in the "Uuusrüefe" in Züritüütsch when local reporters get to her place. Once, some 5 years ago, she was very upset about neighbours whose grill was sending clowds of smoke into her private kingdom, and she apparently was very outspoken about "diä h... cha.... Lööli da-unne" etc

To use an example. Later King Hussein often had to act as translator for his grandfather, King Abdullah I . Disturbing for Hussein only was that he knew quite well that his Grandfather understood and spoke English perfectly well. -- To use another example. Mrs Merkel speaks fluently Russian, French and English, but all her speeches are given in German. And she always has interpreters with her,l even if she speaks with the partners in their language. --- I on a lengthy visit to Texas, to relatives overthere, acted as "translator-in-charge" for my parents, in spite of the fact that their command of English had become quite respectable and both also very very often spoke with the relatives in English. On the other hand, a cousin in Houston never spoke German, but as his Grandmother always spoke Swiss-German with him in his younger times (1930ies/40ies/50ies), he understood a lot of our exchanges, and so could make his thoughts. We BOTH knew all this and used it as best as possible

Back to Tina Turner. She of course was instructed by her manager about how to time things. It may also have been "Herr Vermögensverwaltungsberater" or/and "Herr Steuerdeklarationsundanlageberater" .

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You kidding me? Lol

http://youtu.be/uVUVLmL3A-M

On Swiss German TV, the presenter has to speak to her in English (and translate to the audience in German)! And this on Swiss National Day, the holiest of Swiss holidays!!!!

Google her interviews in German-language TV, she only speaks English!

Where is her "Züritüütsch"? WTF?! Talk about integration!

The reason behind all this is FATCA maybe, screwing her ability to handle her finances properly as she is still recording. Otherwise, she would have naturalized in 2007 when she was eligible.
her German is reportedly quite good but she chooses to speak English in public:

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Re: Tina Turner to become Swiss

Surely after 20 years, she must be fluent, oder?
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her German is reportedly quite good but she chooses to speak English in public:

her reactions prove that she understands everything. AND Mr Gottschalk of course is fully aware of this.

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is not exactly "English"
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Surely after 20 years, she must be fluent, oder?
She IS. but possibly already realized that some people in the province do not love Züritüütsch too much

and, to be honest, most of Germany IS "tüüfschti Provinz"
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No doubt she'll be joining EF sometime and asking where to buy a Rolling Stones record...

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and I didn't know she was living in Switzerland....
When I was first here in '94 I took a tourist bus tour in Zürich & I remember the guide pointing out Tina Turner's residence. I no longer have a clue where it was or what it looked like.
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When I was first here in '94 I took a tourist bus tour in Zürich & I remember the guide pointing out Tina Turner's residence. I no longer have a clue where it was or what it looked like.
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When I was first here in '94 I took a tourist bus tour in Zürich & I remember the guide pointing out Tina Turner's residence. I no longer have a clue where it was or what it looked like.

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In the end she is removing all the uncertainty for the future and making her life a lot easier. This is sad that the US is treating its expats so poorly but this is reality.
Yes she has a very tough life...poor woman

Renounce her US citizenship to be able to make a reasonable living, didn't Gérard Depardieu do the same?

my heart goes out to you, Tina & Gerard...
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Re: Tina Turner to become Swiss

There's an aerial photo of the house in today's Daily Mail online. It seems to be by the lake.
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Yes she has a very tough life...poor woman

Renounce her US citizenship to be able to make a reasonable living, didn't Gérard Depardieu do the same?

my heart goes out to you, Tina & Gerard...
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There's an aerial photo of the house in today's Daily Mail online. It seems to be by the lake.
it IS --- right below her modest nice home

plus the nice village where she now is a citizen

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U.S. singer Tina Turner in Zurich, Switzerland where she has lived since the mid-90s


Swiss estate: Tina Turner's home in Chateau Algonquin which sits on Lake Zurich









Idyllic: The village of Kuesnacht near Zurich, where Tina and her long-term partner have lived since the mid 90s, is now her permanent home

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Interesting article in Blick this morning:
http://www.blick.ch/people-tv/schwei...id2182274.html

Tina Turner is someone I really admire. What is interesting is that according to Blick, she will not only become Swiss but will give up her US citizenship. I wonder why ?
Bravo Tina.
Good decision!
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Bravo Tina.
Good decision!

The mayor of her hometown in Tennessee is shocked. As he expected some support from her from some local investments. I suppose she will still support him, but will export stuff from Switzerland as she that way now can
A) deduct the VAT from her VAT bill
B) deduct the total as "caritative activity" from her tax declaration
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No doubt she'll be joining EF sometime and asking where to buy a Rolling Stones record...

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Who's to say that she isn't already a member?
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Who's to say that she isn't already a member?
I don't think she's one of the posters who asked about living in Switzerland on SFr. 120,000.-- a year
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Swiss estate: Tina Turner's home in Chateau Algonquin which sits on Lake Zurich








Idyllic: The village of Kuesnacht near Zurich, where Tina and her long-term partner have lived since the mid 90s, is now her permanent home
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I don't think she's one of the posters who asked about living in Switzerland on SFr. 120,000.-- a year
She possibly DID for forgot a digit (1'200'000)
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The mayor of her hometown in Tennessee is shocked. As he expected some support from her from some local investments. I suppose she will still support him, but will export stuff from Switzerland as she that way now can
A) deduct the VAT from her VAT bill
B) deduct the total as "caritative activity" from her tax declaration
Can't think why. I wouldn't have thought she'd been back there for decades.
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