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Hi I am currently living and working in Zurich. I plan to buy a house in kanton aargau as a second home for myself. My question is where do I pay my income tax?

ps. I would prefer to pay all my tax in Zurich as its lower but I need advice.
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Re: Working In Zurich Buying House in Aargau Question

I guess at the geimende at which you are registered.
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Really???? Is it that simple???
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Any second opinions.
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If you can afford to buy a 2nd house then you can probably afford (and would benefit from) a tax advisor....
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Any second opinions.
You pay at the commune of that house which is the centre of your life. In other words the house where you are spending most of your time, where you are all registered(if there are family members) and if one is a one room studio in Zollikon and the other a 5 Bedroom villa in Baden then forget all the above you will pay in Baden - i.e. they will not believe you.
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Re: Working In Zurich Buying House in Aargau Question

Thanks Richard

Thats pretty much what I was trying to achieve. A shoe box in a low tax Zurich area and 6.5 room Villa weekend (for now) retreat in aargau. As a single man is this not possible? Also if possible would I be required to pay tax at any level in aargau i.e geimende or kanton tax.
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Thats pretty much what I was trying to achieve. A shoe box in a low tax Zurich area and 6.5 room Villa weekend (for now) retreat in aargau. As a single man is this not possible? Also if possible would I be required to pay tax at any level in aargau i.e geimende or kanton tax.
What Richard explained is that this scheme is never going to fly and you will be taxed on cantonal and communal levels wherever you buy your 6.5 room villa.
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If you can afford to buy a 2nd house then you can probably afford (and would benefit from) a tax advisor....
Does this advice offend you somehow? (and warrant a groan) Do you not think that in a complicated situation such as the ownership of multiple dwellings it might not be a good idea to employ a professional tax advisor to optimise your liability? Or will you rely completely on advice given from this forum? Having money is hardly something to groan about is it?
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Re: Working In Zurich Buying House in Aargau Question

Jekyll...I totally agree with you...your statement was not, in my opinion, antagonistic.
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Cheers Shorrick. I will leave this idea in the making alone.
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Cheers Shorrick. I will leave this idea in the making alone.
Don't think that your idea is so dumb! IF you choose the right location in Aargau ie also one of the low tax gemeindes then when you include your daily travel you will find that there is not a whole load of difference between the two. If you are currently renting then you are probably paying quellensteuer whereas if you purchase you will pay normal tax. This added to the deductions might well make it worthwhile. You will simply have to go through the motions of working it out...
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Don't think that your idea is so dumb! IF you choose the right location in Aargau ie also one of the low tax gemeindes then when you include your daily travel you will find that there is not a whole load of difference between the two. If you are currently renting then you are probably paying quellensteuer whereas if you purchase you will pay normal tax. This added to the deductions might well make it worthwhile. You will simply have to go through the motions of working it out...
But what would be the point of travelling daily if you have two homes ?
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But what would be the point of travelling daily if you have two homes ?
Why would you apart from on your tax form.
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