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Old 17.04.2018, 15:22
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Re: Withdraw 2nd Pillar buy property abroad while leaving Switzerland

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you will be heavily taxed?
On the contrary - pension fund withdrawals for this purpose are taxed at a preferential rate that varies between cantons - the worst case is around 4.75% flat rate while some cantons have progressive scale (for example, Geneva will only take 1% of CHF 50K, climbing up to around 2.75% if taking out 100K).
Once you leave Switzerland it's the canton on the institution holding the money that taxes it, not the one in which you were resident.
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