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Tax breaks -Pension optios for non working spouse

Hello, I'm quite new to EF so if topic already covered I'd appreciate pointer to the relevant thread. Wife and I are recently arrived early fifties Brits. I work for Swiss firm in Zürich, she, domestic Goddess. We have both already paid in full our 30 years for Brit state pension due at 66/7/8 or whenever.
Can I, a) claim a tax allowance for her against my earnings, b) can I make increased 3rd (or any other) pillar contributions towards a pension for her. I guess a private pension will always be an option.
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Hello, I'm quite new to EF so if topic already covered I'd appreciate pointer to the relevant thread. Wife and I are recently arrived early fifties Brits. I work for Swiss firm in Zürich, she, domestic Goddess. We have both already paid in full our 30 years for Brit state pension due at 66/7/8 or whenever.
Can I, a) claim a tax allowance for her against my earnings, b) can I make increased 3rd (or any other) pillar contributions towards a pension for her. I guess a private pension will always be an option.
Do you earn Above 120K if not you can't fill in a tax return in ZH. Your tax will be deducted as married in any case.

You will be in a company pension, you can buy back years if you want.
The state pension here requires 44 years for a full payout, whatever you get will be in addition to your UK state pension.
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Many thanks, I'm just a bit under the limit, buy back sounds like a good option achieve the same result.
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Many thanks, I'm just a bit under the limit, buy back sounds like a good option achieve the same result.
As you don't fill in a tax return I am not sure you can get tax relief. After 5 years you will get a C permit, then you will get a tax return.
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