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Old 10.06.2008, 21:36
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Moving Soon to Switzerland

Greeting,
I'm in the process of moving to Switzerland from San Francisco.
I only speak english.
I'm looking for a job and have had a few interviews.
What should I expect in regards to ExPat taxes?
I think that life is a wonderful adventure and I love to take on new challenges.
Any advice?? (as I open that can of worms)

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Old 10.06.2008, 21:40
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Greeting,
I'm in the process of moving to Switzerland from San Francisco.
I only speak english.
I'm looking for a job and have had a few interviews.
What should I expect in regards to ExPat taxes?
I think that life is a wonderful adventure and I love to take on new challenges.
Any advice?? (as I open that can of worms)
Welcome/
expat taxes?, if you are a US citizen, you need to file both US and Swiss. I don;t want to speak specifics as it depends on your salary etc.
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Old 11.06.2008, 18:25
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Re: Moving Soon to Switzerland

Yes, I understand that I will need to file both sides.
I'm in nego right now for a salary range for a position to be around 150-200CHF.
Would that be enough to live on in Bassel or Zurich after taxes?
I pay 49% taxes here in the states, and living in Califorina we get taxed everyway possible so I figure it all evens out. Of couse that doesnt include health insurance, which is out of controll here.
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Old 11.06.2008, 22:17
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Re: Moving Soon to Switzerland

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Yes, I understand that I will need to file both sides.
I'm in nego right now for a salary range for a position to be around 150-200CHF.
Would that be enough to live on in Bassel or Zurich after taxes?
I pay 49% taxes here in the states, and living in Califorina we get taxed everyway possible so I figure it all evens out. Of couse that doesnt include health insurance, which is out of controll here.
Thanks
Search this site, you will find lots of links to the tax calculators. Your total contributions will be less than 49% that is for sure.

And you can certainly live on that assuming you mean CHF150-200K per year.... hummm... actually PER HOUR would be better really!
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Old 11.06.2008, 22:25
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Re: Moving Soon to Switzerland

You will likely end up paying the same amount in taxes as you did in the US. HOWEVER, you probably won't have to pay the California income tax (which may mean you are only allowed to vote for federal offices such as Congresscritters and President).
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