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Old 12.03.2008, 09:24
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Re: Tax For Foreign Earnings ?

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Indeed I am, and I feel right at home in the green mountains of the Swiss alps :-)

Any idea how much tax I would have to pay ? AFAIK they would tax me on the assumption that I earn 200K Sfr (which I do not, nowhere near) but I have been unable to find out the percentage. How would you get around this....?(as you mentioned)
As others wrote, it depends on Canton, Gemeinde (municipality/parish), number of children, net worth and possibly more.

If you earn a lot, and/or you go to a place desperate for good taxpayers (Canton Jura for example, plenty of green hills), you may be able to negotiate.

For the 200k CHF, I have seen a tax rate about 17%. But add to that Federal Old Age pension (AHV) at 5%, Unemployment (1%), occupational pension (7.5% + the same from employer), and that you do have to take out health insurance yourself (check www.comparis.ch).

I am not sure how the various pension requirements and unemployment would be handled in your case, though, but better count on paying

The figures above can vary considerably!

First thing to decide on is if you prefer German or French.

Good luck
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