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Old 30.01.2007, 02:14
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Postdoc tax question

Hi Everyone,

I'm a UK citizen and I've been offered a postdoc position at a Swiss university. Having received a breakdown of my proposed salary I noticed that I'm expected to pay income tax and impôts à la source (withholding tax?). This takes the overall deductions to around 28%. Would you say this is about right?

Can someone explain to me what the impôts à la source is and if it's levied only on overseas workers?

Thanks.
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