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Can someone fill me on how the tax system works in switzerland for an eu national?

I'm planning on moving quite soon and feel quite naive to it all. I.e. a monthly health care tax or something?

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Old 16.10.2012, 22:07
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I.e. a monthly health care tax or something?
No, you need to take out compulsory private health insurance within three months of settling in Switzerland. This is quite expensive depending on the canton and the "franchise" (excess) you choose.

It is independent from your salary although you may be eligible for state subsidy if poorly paid. Children and non-working people have to pay too.
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No, you need to take out compulsory private health insurance within three months of settling in Switzerland. This is quite expensive depending on the canton and the "franchise" (excess) you choose.

It is independent from your salary although you may be eligible for state subsidy if poorly paid. Children and non-working people have to pay too.
Thanks UKto swiss i really appreciate your response!

is the salary tax like the UK where it's automatically withdrawn from our pay checks?
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is the salary tax like the UK where it's automatically withdrawn from our pay checks?
Yes for the first five years as an EU immigrant. After five years (when you get your "C" residence permit), you are treated in the same way as the Swiss and receive invoices to pay your income tax.

The exact way you pay differs from canton to canton (for example, in canton NE it's monthly invoices whereas in ZG you can opt to pay either all in one go or in two instalments).
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