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Re: The criteria of "living in the apt" for not paying tax for selling the previous o

Yes, this is exactly how it is I have forgotten to mention one of apts because we moved too often during last months. I started this topic because I am tired to hear from my husband that we should reregister QUICKLY () otherwise we pay tax. I really like when everything is described precisely in the law. By the way I would really like to study Swiss tax laws (even in German). I understand that there are dozens of different taxes (on income, property, car, etc) but arent they all accumulatd in one law-book?

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Re: The criteria of "living in the apt" for not paying tax for selling the previous o

I don't think you are going to find "everything defined by law". Sometimes it is the interpretation of the law and not the exact text of the law.

The new apartment that you bought is to be your primary residence. That is clear. I imagine that within the two years the majority of the time should be spent with that as your primary residence and you absolutely can not rent out this apartment.

Again, I'm inclined to tell you that your notaire and or a tax accountant/ specialist are the only ones that can help you.
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Re: The criteria of "living in the apt" for not paying tax for selling the previous o

Then I guess its time to close the topic I am a bit suprised that it is not clearly defined (even our tax consultant does not know) what exactly is the period when we have to register in the new apt and what is the criteria of living there - for example if we spend 4 days from each week- will it be considered as living or not?
Yes, I know it can not be rented out for a long period - but as a holiday apt it also can not be rented (e.g. 3 weeks in the summer)?
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Re: The criteria of "living in the apt" for not paying tax for selling the previous o

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Then I guess its time to close the topic I am a bit suprised that it is not clearly defined (even our tax consultant does not know) what exactly is the period when we have to register in the new apt and what is the criteria of living there - for example if we spend 4 days from each week- will it be considered as living or not?
Yes, I know it can not be rented out for a long period - but as a holiday apt it also can not be rented (e.g. 3 weeks in the summer)?
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That's not really a tax question. You'll be registering with your local Geminde so ask them - they'll know the answer.
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Old 20.01.2011, 17:04
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Then I guess its time to close the topic I am a bit suprised that it is not clearly defined (even our tax consultant does not know) what exactly is the period when we have to register in the new apt and what is the criteria of living there - for example if we spend 4 days from each week- will it be considered as living or not?
Yes, I know it can not be rented out for a long period - but as a holiday apt it also can not be rented (e.g. 3 weeks in the summer)?
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If you are living more someplace else than in your "primary" residence that I would guess you have your answer.

You need to define what "primary residence" is first. As Tom says, go as BOTH communes when they will consider you as actually living there.
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