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Old 14.05.2019, 23:49
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Thanks for this. I just used the calculator and got the bad news after filling in details for myself and my wife. It's given me estimates for:

  • First pension: commences the month after my 65th birthday and continues until the month of my wife's 64th birthday, when it is replaced by:
  • Second pension: commences the month after my wife's 64th birthday, with one pension for me and one for her, but both pensions are capped because "the sum of two individual pensions of a couple may not exceed 150% of the maximum individual pension". WTF??!?! I mean, I knew about the income tax discrimination with regard to married couples, but pensions, as well? I don't see our pension contributions being capped...!

Does this mean that two people who do not marry, but live together, would receive their full, individual pensions for the rest of their lives while the married couple next door gets screwed?
Genau. And as we both work, we pay less tax than if we were married too
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Old 15.05.2019, 01:46
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Genau. And as we both work, we pay less tax than if we were married too
Yeah, cheers. I'm getting divorced the day before I retire. But at least I'll make it to that age -- it's been proven that married men are happier and live longer than their single brethren.
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Hi,
I have a question regarding pension please.
How much would approximately a married person who worked in Switzerland for 25 years before retiring with a salary of 6000 CHF/month get as a pension /month ?

How much extra can I pay in the second pillar so I can increase my pension ?

Thank you.

With kind regards
Don't worry about that. The pension system is in the collapsing phase and will be broke in a few years
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Old 15.05.2019, 12:10
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Does this mean that two people who do not marry, but live together, would receive their full, individual pensions for the rest of their lives while the married couple next door gets screwed?
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Genau. And as we both work, we pay less tax than if we were married too
Biggest difference comes when one of the partners has an untimely meeting a the pearly gates / kicks the bucket. That is when the H-part of the AHV comes into play and inheritance tax (save canton SZ) makes a big impact. Also consider the difference when there is no will.

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Re: Pension calculation

If you want to receive a statement from the AHV regarding your current account/situation, here is the link to request a statement: (Note: you need to click your canton of residence).

https://www.ahv-iv.ch/en/Leaflets-fo...nt/Switzerland
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Biggest difference comes when one of the partners has an untimely meeting a the pearly gates / kicks the bucket. That is when the H-part of the AHV comes into play and inheritance tax (save canton SZ) makes a big impact. Also consider the difference when there is no will.
Never heard/thought of the inheritance tax between spouses. Do you know/have a link for simple explanation of the rules?

How is no will affecting the situation?
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Old 24.09.2019, 16:41
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Never heard/thought of the inheritance tax between spouses. Do you know/have a link for simple explanation of the rules?

How is no will affecting the situation?
No inheritance tax between married spouses.
Potential inheritance tax between non-married partners.

https://www.credit-suisse.com/media/...tabelle-en.pdf
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Old 24.09.2019, 16:50
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How much the employer pays normally ?
Depends on age but 6% is common, however they only have to pay this on a slice of salary by law.
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No inheritance tax between married spouses.
Potential inheritance tax between non-married partners.

https://www.credit-suisse.com/media/...tabelle-en.pdf
Provided you're allowed to bequeath what you intend to in the first place, having relatives can severly restrict how much can be distributed freely. Those restrictions can be bypassed when married.
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Re: Pension calculation

Tighten the belt!


"Most people are likely to be aware of this today: After retirement, they will have to make do with ever-lower benefits from the AHV and the Pension Fund - measured by their most recent income from work. Experts speak of the growing gap in benefits. But how big this gap will be and what that promises for the retired, about which only a few have an idea."



https://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtsch...story/17200333
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