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Old 06.01.2019, 17:21
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Re: Considering move to Switzerland this summer

Welcome to the forum. Lots of research to do.

Firstly, you need to check if your qualifications would be accepted here for accountancy work if that is what you hope to do here. Contact this organisation.

Federal Audit Oversight Authority (FAOA)
3001 Bern
T +41 31 560 22 22
https://www.rab-asr.ch/#/

Also as an American you'll find it difficult to get a bank account here due to the US's FATCA law. This will also affect your wife if she has a Green Card and/or you decide to have a joint bank account here. You/she will need to sign a W-9 form to allow the bank to send the account details on to the IRS. Any foreign account, i.e. outside of the US, which comes to an aggregate figure of more than $10,000 at any time of the year must also be reported on an FBAR form. Better check on the California state tax side as well.
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