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Old 07.11.2014, 22:50
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Re: De-Register Geneva ; Register Zurich

Good news, if you register in Zurich before the 31/12/2014, you will be several thousand francs richer!!!

As Sean Connery mentioned, you are liable for taxes in the canton where you reside on the 31/12/2014 for all of 2014. It doesn't make sense, but it's the law (not many people are aware of that).

Since you have a C permit, then you will be filing your tax returns in March next year. If you are registered in Zurich for 2014 (i.e. you moved and registered before 31/12/2014), you will *only* file a tax return in canton Zurich. If you register in January 2015, you will pay your taxes for 2014 instead in canton Geneva.

In the former case, you will most likely save several thousand francs in the process (the income tax rate in Zurich being lower than in Geneva). You can easily calculate the tax savings on

If you're unsure, I advice you to get in touch with an accountant, who will tell you the exact same thing. 150 CHF is well worth the information he will provide. You will also need to contact the respective communes to make sure you register and de-register on time, don't leave it to the last minute.
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