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Old 03.01.2008, 13:00
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Re: End of the 'expat' benefits ??

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My 2004 tax return was challenged by the nice folks in the Zurich steuer department, on what I felt were very flimsy grounds. I was treated as an 'expat' for 2002 and 2003, and was allowed to deduct the cost of international school from taxable income on that basis. Out of the blue, last year (2006), they decided that back in 2004 I was not eligible for the benefit because my 2002 contract was 'open ended'.
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The guidelines of the Zurich tax office are quite clear on this: If you're on an open ended contract, you're not supposed to enjoy expat benefits at all. Hence, I'm sure you're out of luck for 2004 and the following years.

I don't know about 2002 and 2003 though.
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