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Can you claim expenditure on a house abroad?

Hi all,

When I moved to Switzerland I rented out my home back in the UK and still continue to do so. It's a small 2 up 2 down cottage style place which I have to constantly maintain due to it's age (built in 1880) and I've been spending a fair amount on it these past few years just to keep it livable for the tenant.

A friend told me recently that I should be able to claim back some of the expense through my Swiss tax return as it is viewed as 'maintaining an asset'. Has anybody here done this before? Or could you advise if you think it would be possible?

As always, many thanks in advance for any advice.
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Old 13.03.2020, 15:33
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Re: Can you claim expenditure on a house abroad?

Where are you declaring the income from the rental?
I put down such items on my UK Tax return.
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For Ct. Zurich tax purposes, the OP can either claim actual (effektiv) expenses for property maintenance or take a 20% deduction (pauschal) against rental income on the property.
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Where are you declaring the income from the rental?
I put down such items on my UK Tax return.
It goes under

"einkünfte aus liegenschaften"( property income )

All property,value of the property,income etc etc has to be put on the CH return
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Where are you declaring the income from the rental?
I put down such items on my UK Tax return.
I declare it and pay tax in the UK, but the rent is pretty low so I pay almost no tax, hence I get nothing back for the maintenance costs. I also state my rent income and mortgage payments on the Swiss tax forms.
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I declare it and pay tax in the UK, but the rent is pretty low so I pay almost no tax, hence I get nothing back for the maintenance costs. I also state my rent income and mortgage payments on the Swiss tax forms.
Then all you need to do is include expenses on your Swiss tax return
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I declare it and pay tax in the UK, but the rent is pretty low so I pay almost no tax, hence I get nothing back for the maintenance costs. I also state my rent income and mortgage payments on the Swiss tax forms.
U.K. has a large personal allowance, if you pay any tax in the U.K. the rent is not low
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U.K. has a large personal allowance, if you pay any tax in the U.K. the rent is not low
tax in Australia is 33% for non residents And land tax is around 12%!! Nothing left after the bastards hit you with this. I hate the Australian Govt!!
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I declare it and pay tax in the UK, but the rent is pretty low so I pay almost no tax, hence I get nothing back for the maintenance costs. I also state my rent income and mortgage payments on the Swiss tax forms.
Do you include the value of the property as part of your 'fortune' as per the law.
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Do you include the value of the property as part of your 'fortune' as per the law.
If he is paying a morgage then does it not change the situation of declaring the value in the CH tax?
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ah- yes, true. Depends if mortage covers full value, I suppose.
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Hi all,

When I moved to Switzerland I rented out my home back in the UK and still continue to do so. It's a small 2 up 2 down cottage style place which I have to constantly maintain due to it's age (built in 1880) and I've been spending a fair amount on it these past few years just to keep it livable for the tenant.

A friend told me recently that I should be able to claim back some of the expense through my Swiss tax return as it is viewed as 'maintaining an asset'. Has anybody here done this before? Or could you advise if you think it would be possible?

As always, many thanks in advance for any advice.
I put expenses in mine. One puts in rent received and then expenses. Gives net Rent . If you pay a tax on the land ( not the house ) also put that in. In the end you have your net earnings from the property.
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