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Old 16.03.2016, 11:56
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Re: US TAX, Foreign Tax Credit, IRS Form 1116

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Plus the housing exclusion, which is $30k+ (higher in some places).
Tom
2015 IRS Housing Allowances for Switzerland are:
Geneva: $95,200
Bern: $66,200
Zurich: $39,219
All other CH cities: $32,900

https://www.irs.gov/instructions/i2555/ch02.html#d0e761

The question then arises where do US diplomats and functionaries live in Switzerland (2014):
Geneva: 1,512
Lausanne/Vaud: 432
Bern: 109
Basel: 73
Zurich: -0-

https://www.pxweb.bfs.admin.ch/Selec....px&px_type=PX

So where do Americans, excluding US diplomats and functionaries, live in Switzerland:
Zurich: 4,366
Vaud: 3,172
Geneva: 2,771
Basel-Stadt: 1,348
Ticino: 859
Basel-Land: 829
Bern: 829

Zug: 678
Aargau: 527
Lucerne: 422
Other CH cantons: 2,497

It's probably just me but I'm seeing a positive correlation between where US diplomats and functionaries live and the amount of the IRS Housing Allowance. Also, if I were a US diplomat/ functionary living in Lausanne, I'd be feeling a little left out of the housing allowance giveaway!
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