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second pillar contributions, taxability in US

i'm an american academic considering accepting a position at EPFL in lausanne. i am within ten years of retirement, so i'm researching tax and pension issues.

i presume voluntary contributions i make to my second pillar retirement account in switzerland are tax exempt under swiss law, but taxable under US law (since the funds pass through me), yes?

what about contributions my employer makes to the second pillar? are these taxable in the US when they are made? i would presume not since i don't directly see the funds. is this right?

i guess at pension time one has to separate the two ... seems complicated.

thanks for any help.

ps. are private school fees at all deductible in switzerland?
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