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Old 21.08.2012, 16:45
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Re: Working in Switzerland, Living in Italy (20km frontier zone question).

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I wouldn't be sure you'll have no tax liability in Italy. You should double/triple/quadruple check that.
I just did (asked a coworker who lives in Italy).

Tax at source in Switzerland, no additional income taxes in Italy (but he does pay property tax on his home in Italy, road taxes, etc).

Tom
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Re: Working in Switzerland, Living in Italy (20km frontier zone question).

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I just did (asked a coworker who lives in Italy).

Tax at source in Switzerland, no additional income taxes in Italy (but he does pay property tax on his home in Italy, road taxes, etc).

Tom
Ok, you've convinced me. Maybe I'll move to Italy! :P
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Re: Working in Switzerland, Living in Italy (20km frontier zone question).

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Commuting by train is OK (my wife's cousin commutes from Monza by train daily), but otherwise you can figure a least an hour, sometimes more, unless you do it by motorcycle, in which case you can half that.

My wife used to live in Stabio, which is already 30 minutes in the best of cases (i.e. via motorcycle with not much traffic), 20km into Italy from there will at least double that.

Best is if you have flexible hours, the frontaliers that work here arrive at 7AM and leave at 4PM, to avoid the really heavy traffic.

When I'd go to my wife's in Stabio, I'd never leave Lugano before 6:30-7PM.

Tom
Hello Tom,

Thankyou, your post gives me a much better idea of time taken to move around the area than I could have assumed by looking at google maps. I think the idea of flexible hours is a key consideration to miss the rush hours, thankyou for pointing this out, we can enquire with the company to see hw flexible they are on this point.

Best wishes,

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Re: Working in Switzerland, Living in Italy (20km frontier zone question).

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I just did (asked a coworker who lives in Italy).

Tax at source in Switzerland, no additional income taxes in Italy (but he does pay property tax on his home in Italy, road taxes, etc).

Tom
Thankyou again Tom for addressing my OP so accurately, I appreciate you taking the time to ask you colleague.

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Re: Working in Switzerland, Living in Italy (20km frontier zone question).

There are lots of costs in Switzerland that all add up, if you are not careful on how you spend, your whole salary will be gone in a flash, just by your other half buying espresso's in the canteen at work, the odd lunch with colleagues, silly things. However, the typical difference between Ticino and Italy could come down to less than 400chf per month after travel, as you can live in CH, get your car serviced in Italy, claim vat refunds on purchases in Italy as you bring them back to Switzerland (if you can be bothered).

Ticino is a dream place to live, and for the sake of a few hundred chfs, two of you get to enjoy it to the full.

If you are extremely frugal, Switzerland can be a great place to save money. I would say it is possible to live for less in Switzerland if you take extreme measures, than Italy.

Tax wise for example, moving to Zug would lower your tax, health insurance premiums, car insurance. You can buy a tired old 3 story wooden chalet house in Kanton Zug for 800chf per month interest only and rent out spare rooms easily. A GA train pass for 4000chf would let your partner work on the train 2 hours or so to Lugano and you could learn Joinery to fix the house. Not suggesting this as a real option, but just to mention the extreme case, where Switzerland is cheaper than Italy, and you could end up making money renting rooms out.

I would definitely make use of a complimentary serviced apartment for 3 months. That will save 3 months rent and bills, which could be the equivalent of the saving you make commuting to Italy for 1 to 2 years.
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Re: Working in Switzerland, Living in Italy (20km frontier zone question).

Two hours commute each way is just silly. You have no life at the point.
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