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Old 15.09.2011, 16:24
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Wife in England... does it affect my tax ?

Hi... My wife is in England, she works and pays tax there, I am in Switzerland working, and resident here.

How does my wife's work in England affect my income tax here ?

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Old 15.09.2011, 22:44
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Re: Wife in England... does it affect my tax ?

I think it depends on whether you were a UK citizen or not. If you are/were I don't think you will be fully domiciled as you have connections in the UK (family still living there in the family home) and might be liable for UK taxes on what you earn here.

The HMRC website has more info on it.
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Re: Wife in England... does it affect my tax ?

Thanks. I'll check it out
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Old 16.09.2011, 12:45
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Hi... My wife is in England, she works and pays tax there, I am in Switzerland working, and resident here.

How does my wife's work in England affect my income tax here ?

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This was our situation for 18 months. We use a tax accountant here in Zurich and for the first year my husbands tax code was that of a single person because I was not in Switzerland, and my income was not relevant. For the second, I was here at the end of it so he was taxed as married with 2 earners and we had to declare all of my UK income from earlier in the year (even before i arrived) to determine his tax bracket.

For UK tax liability it helps if you intend that your wife will join you. If you have no such intention and you plan to go back it might be considered that you never really left ...
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Re: Wife in England... does it affect my tax ?

I appreciate you're in Kt. BE which will affect rates, take a look at page 2of the enclosed document link in english pertaining to Kt. ZH (assume tax will be 50% higher in BE compared to ZH for the same income) however the rules should be similar.

Page 2 indicates, Tariff B applies where a wife isn't working.

http://www.stadt-zuerich.ch/content/...t_QSt11_en.pdf

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