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Old 20.02.2011, 10:59
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Where to live in Switzerland ?

This is a table of the cantons where physical person fiscality (what you pay, I'm not sure how to translate it) is the best for the year 2009.

It starts with Zug, of course, at the first place.

Geneva is 6th

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Where to live in Switzerland ?

This is a table of the cantons where physical person fiscality (what you pay, I'm not sure how to translate it) is the best for the year 2009.

It starts with Zug, of course, at the first place.

Geneva is 6th
As you know Swiss tax is made up of 3 components. Only one of these is the canton rate. The local commune rate is then a percentage of the canton rate. If you look at a typical canton say Aargau then you will see a range in the communes from 60% to 125%. Effectively this means those in the worst communes will pay 20% more tax than those in the best even though they are in the same Canton.

Pfäffikon Sz was the lowest total tax in Switzerland for quite some time and I guess still is although Anywhere in Zug is very low...
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Re: Tax haven in Switzerland

Indeed, local tax rates vary a lot. The key it to use all deductions possibilities as much as legally possible. It can change a lot.
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Indeed, local tax rates vary a lot. The key it to use all deductions possibilities as much as legally possible. It can change a lot.
Well yes you are right. Live in the countryside in Canton Zug with your wife and 10 kids. employee a nanny to looke after the kids while your wife works 100% with you on a different 12 hour shift in St. Moritz. Yep I guess with that combination your combined 250K salary would probably attract precisely zero tax...
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Isn't this heaven compared to Europe?
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None of this came into my decision to move to rural canton Zug honest
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As you know Swiss tax is made up of 3 components. Only one of these is the canton rate. The local commune rate is then a percentage of the canton rate. If you look at a typical canton say Aargau then you will see a range in the communes from 60% to 125%. Effectively this means those in the worst communes will pay 20% more tax than those in the best even though they are in the same Canton.
That's a 40% difference, not 20% (225/160 = 1.40625).

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Old 12.05.2011, 16:24
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NE is one of the worst- but this is my home, my roots- and didn't even come into consideration when we decided to retire here. However, it is hugely compensated by the fact that property prices in the Jura are very cheap, especially for larger, older properties with land.
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