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Old 04.01.2007, 15:37
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Taxes associated with house purchase

Hi, my first post is a tax question, I guess I'm not the first to do that though.

I’m thinking of buying in Baselland and have been told that the Handänderungssteuern has recently been withdrawn for purchasers, if it is their sole residence. Looking at the Cantonal website implies that it will be removed, but I’m not sure if it has. Also I own a property in the UK, would this influence the tax situation, i.e. it would not be my sole property, but it would be my sole residence.

Are there any other taxes or fees I should expect to pay?

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Hi, my first post is a tax question, I guess I'm not the first to do that though.

I’m thinking of buying in Baselland and have been told that the Handänderungssteuern has recently been withdrawn for purchasers, if it is their sole residence. Looking at the Cantonal website implies that it will be removed, but I’m not sure if it has. Also I own a property in the UK, would this influence the tax situation, i.e. it would not be my sole property, but it would be my sole residence.

Are there any other taxes or fees I should expect to pay?

Many thanks
Oh yes indeed there are look at or search for buying a house in Switzerland in this forum. Be very aware that Swiss tax is on global wealth and income so best keep quiet about the UK house if you get my drift...
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Re: Taxes associated with house purchase

You could also post your questions to the Haus-forum.ch, here:
http://www.haus-forum.ch

They also understand english, and you even can right away participate, without having to write some 7 useless (for the time being) answers to other peoples threads, just so that you can post your own question.

Anyway, those at http://www.haus-forum.ch are quite good also with tax issues.
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Old 21.11.2010, 15:32
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Re: Taxes associated with house purchase

And for anyone confused by the above remark, members can ask questions as soon as they join - and many do. What is not permitted is to put one's own advertisement in the Market Place without having been a member for a week and having a post-count of ten.

Thanks for the above links. I can't see an English version to it but maybe it is just me.

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