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Question about Tax - Working UK, living in Swiss

Hello.

I have search the forums, but couldn't quite find the answer I am looking for and hoping someone can help.

My current situation is that, I relocated from UK to Geneva, Switzerland.
While looking for a job here, I might take up a contracting job for a company based in London, but will be "working from home" most days in Geneva and only traveling to UK maybe one week a month. I will be going through a umbrella contracting company, so they will handle my UK Tax.

My question is, what is my Swiss Tax situation look like? do I have to declare that I have a job in UK and pay tax here too?

Any advice / help would be appreciated!

Thanks.
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My question is, what is my Swiss Tax situation look like? do I have to declare that I have a job in UK and pay tax here too?
Yes, Switzerland taxes residents on their worldwide income and wealth. But income tax treaty likely applies, eliminating double taxation, so effectively you should pay just the higher tax of the two
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Hello.

I have search the forums, but couldn't quite find the answer I am looking for and hoping someone can help.

My current situation is that, I relocated from UK to Geneva, Switzerland.
While looking for a job here, I might take up a contracting job for a company based in London, but will be "working from home" most days in Geneva and only traveling to UK maybe one week a month. I will be going through a umbrella contracting company, so they will handle my UK Tax.

My question is, what is my Swiss Tax situation look like? do I have to declare that I have a job in UK and pay tax here too?

Any advice / help would be appreciated!

Thanks.
You will be liable to world wide income in CH & probably the UK as well. You need to look at the statutory definition of UK residence. If you in the UK less than 16 nights at midnight you won't be liable to UK tax, regardless of anything else.
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Re: Question about Tax - Working UK, living in Swiss

Thanks guys.

I guess I should seek out a tax advisor / accountant to help me through this process.

Does anyone have any recommendation for an english speaking accountant that deals with these sort of expat issues here in Geneva?

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Thanks guys.

I guess I should seek out a tax advisor / accountant to help me through this process.

Does anyone have any recommendation for an english speaking accountant that deals with these sort of expat issues here in Geneva?

Thanks
Your issue is HMRC rather than Geneva tax office, as UK tax will almost certainly be way higher.
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Re: Question about Tax - Working UK, living in Swiss

I would have thought that the Swiss would consider you employed in Switzerland, since that's where you'll most often be performing the work. It's really not common for people to be living in CH and work for foreign companies, without a Swiss company being involved as a payroll company. You might find you pay full UK tax then the Swiss then want the tax yhat you would have paid (and the employer tax) in Switzerland.
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