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Old 20.11.2007, 17:33
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Re: Postdoc tax question

Hi Lee! This forum is indeed very active given such quick responses

I will hold a personal MC fellowship (IEF). Is there any information about the "special taxation and pension contributions" on the web? Does special mean that I would be invited to pay taxes twice?

Right now I'm still in the UK. In the UK at some universities you pay tax on the "mobility allowance", while for others it is tax-free. This is why I'm curious to hear if things in Switzerland are handled more uniformly.

Thank you very much for your answer! If I learn something new on the issue, I'm happy to post it here.

Rodi

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Hi Rodi,
My Italian girlfiend holds a Marie Curie PhD Fellowship (in Germany), so I know a little bit about how they work.

Firstly, do you hold a personal MC fellowship, or is it the (Swiss) project that is MC funded?

If you hold a personal MC fellowship, then you will be subject to special taxation and pension contributions, because your "salary" comes directly from EU funding, and therefore from outside of Switzerland.

If the Swiss projecet is MC funded (presumably because of a strong collaboration with an EU partner), then I suspect you will be subject to "normal" Swiss taxation and pension contributions. In this case, I would guess that all of your income (salary + allowances) is taxable.

Good luck with the MC Fellowship! There quite prestigous, or so my girlfriend keeps telling me!

Lee
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