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Moving to CH - How much will i be taxed?

Hi!

I am living in Denmark and are currently considering a job opportunity in Switzerland. In that regard I'm trying to investigate what my taxation will be if I decide to move. I will be moving to the canton of Neuchâtel and will be making approx. CHF 85.000 per year. I'm unmarried and have no kids.

Using the tax calculator on http://en.comparis.ch I found that I will be paying around CHF 21.000 per year in combined municipal, cantonal and federal taxes. Is this calculator accurate?

This equals an effective taxation of 24% which seems high to me as I've heard numerous swizz talk about taxation around and even below 15%. Is Neuchâtel simply an expensive canton to live in?

Bonus question: Am I taxed in the canton I work or in the canton I live if these are not the same?

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Old 20.08.2009, 15:54
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Re: Moving to CH - How much will i be taxed?

You are taxed in the Canton where you live. There is also
a tax calculator on www.homegate.ch. You can compare
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Re: Moving to CH - How much will i be taxed?

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Using the tax calculator on http://en.comparis.ch I found that I will be paying around CHF 21.000 per year in combined municipal, cantonal and federal taxes. Is this calculator accurate?

This equals an effective taxation of 24% which seems high to me as I've heard numerous swizz talk about taxation around and even below 15%. Is Neuchâtel simply an expensive canton to live in?

Bonus question: Am I taxed in the canton I work or in the canton I live if these are not the same?
The Comparis calculator is pretty accurate.

You can compare the tax rates on comparis website with other near by cantons. However,it looks like that its an expensive canton to live in.

You are taxed in the canton you live & not where you work.

Please use the search on the forum for further details, as this topic has been discussed extensively before.
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Re: Moving to CH - How much will i be taxed?

what you used is not accurate, because you used is the "normal" tax calculator(and there the base of tax is not your gross salary if I am right). you will pay tax at source, which you can also calculate on comparis but use the witholding tax calculator.(the reulst will be 14.6k/year)
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Re: Moving to CH - How much will i be taxed?

Thanks for your replies.

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Please use the search on the forum for further details, as this topic has been discussed extensively before.
I apologize. I actually tried searching the forum but didn't find what I was looking for.

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what you used is not accurate, because you used is the "normal" tax calculator(and there the base of tax is not your gross salary if I am right). you will pay tax at source, which you can also calculate on comparis but use the witholding tax calculator.(the reulst will be 14.6k/year)
This only applies if I keep below CHF 120.000 in one fiscal year, correct? My employment will have generous bonuses which could bring me above this limit, in which case I would have to pay the difference of the withholding tax and the "normal" taxation. Is this correct?
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