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Old 13.03.2008, 20:03
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Re: Tax For Foreign Earnings ?

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Under Swiss tax law, you are taxed on your worldwide income.

I once worked out that the Swiss tax was around 24%, by the time you included the indirect taxes like health insurance, rubbish bag fees, etc

Direct taxes hover around the 12% range (one months salary), which you generally pay once a year in one lump sum.

Even at around 24%, Swiss taxes are very reasonable.
Do not forget the compulsory Social Security contributions to AHV (old age insurance), ALV (unemployment insurance), IV (invalidity insurance) and FAK (family allowances).

These add up to 15% and is split between employer and employee. Self-employed pay both parts.
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