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taxing rules vaud and foreigners

Hi all,

I'm trying to understand how taxing works in Switzerland. Especially withholding tax is dazzling me. And it looks like especially on Vaud there is very limited information.

If the gross income would be 100k, would this be accurate?

http://neuvoo.ch/tax-calculator/Vaud...&city=Lausanne

Or do I need to takeaway withholding tax too? Or do they affect each other? This website withholding tax would be another 16k, https://www.homegate.ch/moving/plann...tax-calculator

Meaning that a 100k gross salary turns into roughly a 60k salary. Does this make sense?

If the answer is here already, I'm sorry I couldn't find it, there were many many unrelated posts and this link didnt seem to include Vaud: http://www.estv2.admin.ch/e/dienstle...uerrechner.htm
Thanks for helping me out, it's giving me a head ache
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Re: taxing rules vaud and foreigners

You are looking at the regular tax rates I think. Initially you will be taxed at source, another story. Check comparis.ch
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You are looking at the regular tax rates I think. Initially you will be taxed at source, another story. Check comparis.ch
Thanks for the reply. So it says the taxes will be 24,407. Is this accurate for a new foreigner?
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Re: taxing rules vaud and foreigners

Seems high but then I am in a different Kanton with very different tax rates
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I heard Vaud and Switzerland were expensive, but my earlier estimate assumed somehwere around 40k, so this is much better . Thank you, I will see what others say.

Hey guys, I'm sorry to bump this so shamelessly but I do have some time pressure... Anyone know the answer to this?

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Re: taxing rules vaud and foreigners

Here you go:

http://www.vd.ch/themes/etat-droit-f...t-a-la-source/

http://www.vd.ch/themes/etat-droit-f...tenues-dimpot/
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Re: taxing rules vaud and foreigners

Thanks for the reply, do you happen to know if these sources are available in english?
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Re: taxing rules vaud and foreigners

a few quick thoughts:
1. google translate, for a quick and dirty solution if you cant read french yet (but it will be hard to understand tax terms machine translated)
2. 100 k *might* become 60k net after taxes, and after all the other deductions for insurances and social security (all compulsory - accident insurance, social security, pension, and your unemployment insurance which will cover you for 80% of salary if fired in you have worked here for sufficient years).

3. good news is for whatever is deducted from you for pension etc, your employer is at least matching or more. it goes into your pension pot
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Thanks for the reply, do you happen to know if these sources are available in english?
The second link has 5 things to fill out. One is the year and is filled in for you....

If you really can't do that... here is one in English.

https://en.comparis.ch/steuern/quell...echner/default
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a few quick thoughts:
1. google translate, for a quick and dirty solution if you cant read french yet (but it will be hard to understand tax terms machine translated)
2. 100 k *might* become 60k net after taxes, and after all the other deductions for insurances and social security (all compulsory - accident insurance, social security, pension, and your unemployment insurance which will cover you for 80% of salary if fired in you have worked here for sufficient years).

3. good news is for whatever is deducted from you for pension etc, your employer is at least matching or more. it goes into your pension pot

Thank you, I'm trying no.1 right now haha. And everything seems to point towards point 2 so that gives me some insight too Thank you!
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