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Working remotely for a US Company while living in Switzerland?

Hello,
I'm a US Citizen, about to marry a Swiss citizen next month. We will be living in Switzerland after we get married and I hope to get a B permit.

I currently work in New York for a US based bank. I do IT for them, and they are perfectly happy to have me work from Switzerland for them. They would continue to pay me in US$ to a US bank account.

Is this doable? How would taxes work? What about Social Security, 401K and their swiss equivalent? Does anyone have any experience with this kind of working arrangement? Any advice appreciated.

Also, does anyone know of an accountant who can help in this situation? I'm guessing this will involve being familiar with both US and Swiss tax laws.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions, comments, advice et. al.
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Re: Working remotely for a US Company while living in Switzerland?

Have a look around the forum, this has been asked before. In short, US taxation is citizenship-based, while the rest of the world is residence-based, so you pay both taxes. However, you pay the Swiss "first", and reduce your US tax burden that way.

It'll kick you in the teeth a few times. Lean back and enjoy.
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Re: Working remotely for a US Company while living in Switzerland?

Here are three previous posts on the topic, courtesy of a forum search by runningdeer:

Telecommuting Question: Working for a US Based Company, Living in Switzerland

Living in Switzerland, working for a company in US?

Working Remotely in Switzerland for US employer
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Re: Working remotely for a US Company while living in Switzerland?

Perfect! Thanks a lot for the links.
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