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A potential tax situation and advice

Having been resident in CH now for nearly 7 years with family and hold a C Permit, I now find myself with a difficult career/family choice ( which I am not looking for guidance or comment on ; but as a price for some good advice I guess I am going to get it ).

We love our life here but my company is being bought and roles are no longer available here , but my children are at a point where leaving is not good for their education

I have an opportunity in Amsterdam but wonder about the tax implications of working there Monday to Friday , but my wife and children would stay in CH until the kids schooling is completed .

I know this will mean I have high costs but am not sure about where my income would be liable for tax , ( my wife does not work ) if I want to retain residency in CH. ( can I even do this ? )

Probably long term we look to stay in Switzerland to retire etc and had been setting up plans to do so until this inconvenient move by my company !

I am assuming I would pay wealth tax etc in CH as today

Has anyone got such experiences of working like this ? And would appreciate some factual comments and areas that should be a watch out. Before I get told I will go to a tax advisor but wanted to tap into this knowledge base first .

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Re: A potential tax situation and advice

You'd almost certainly be taxed in Holland (once over the taxable days limit).

You'd then have to complete the Swiss tax return (showing your tax payment in Holland).

I know when I did something similar in the UK I was able to claim against tax in Holland regular return trips to my "home" (Switzerland). For example against my UK tax I was able to deduct 2nd home rental costs; travel to and from my "home"; a bunch of away from home work related costs. In other words I was submitting MP-esque expense forms!! This arrangement, at the time, could only occur for the first 2 years.

Your best bet would be to speak to a Dutch tax consultant to confirm what is deductible from a dutch perspective.
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Assuming you are an EU citizen, it will not work. You will lose your permit as you will be neither living here nor working here. If your wife was working here you might be OK to stay.
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Re: A potential tax situation and advice

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Assuming you are an EU citizen, it will not work. You will lose your permit as you will be neither living here nor working here. If your wife was working here you might be OK to stay.
It is just not your day is it. Have you read up on C-permits? In particular:

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Niedergelassene sind Ausländerinnen und Ausländer, denen nach einem Aufenthalt von fünf oder zehn Jahren in der Schweiz die Niederlassungsbewilligung erteilt worden ist. Das Aufenthaltsrecht ist unbeschränkt und darf nicht an Bedingungen geknüpft werden
Translates as: The dirty, filthy foreigner can stay for 5 or 10 years without limitation in the glorious Alpine state of Switzerland.
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Assuming you are an EU citizen, it will not work. You will lose your permit as you will be neither living here nor working here. If your wife was working here you might be OK to stay.
Are you sure? I would think that as long as he can show that he has the monetary means to support himself (and his family), they'll just give him a permit. As far as I know, if you satisfy the monetary conditions, you can stay here as long as you like - provided you register with your Gemeinde and have a permit.
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Re: A potential tax situation and advice

If his main residence is still in Switzerland, which from the sounds of it it would be then surely he keeps his permit and is taxed here? The fact that he's away for work the whole week shouldn't make a difference if his main base is here.
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