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Re: Looking to live and work in CH

We shouldn't call this the "English Forum". Let's rename it to the "People Obsessed With US Taxes and FATCA Forum". Warning the OP is fine but does this have to become the main topic of every thread? I'm American and have to deal with this and even I am sick of hearing about it. I feel sorry for the non "US persons" here who couldn't care less. Does the cashier at the Migros hear this every time you pay for your groceries too??

OP, you'll be fine. Don't sweat it.

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Re: Looking to live and work in CH

Welcome Capo! Good luck with your job search. You won't be the first person who has moved to a country they've only spent a little while in. I moved to Switzerland all those years ago (not tellin' how many! ) Never having set foot in the country. It's lovely here. If you can find a job in Ticino, even better!


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We shouldn't call this the "English Forum". Let's rename it to the "People Obsessed With US Taxes and FATCA Forum". Warning the OP is fine but does this have to become the main topic of every thread? I'm American and have to deal with this and even I am sick of hearing about it. I feel sorry for the non "US persons" here who couldn't care less. Does the cashier at the Migros hear this every time you pay for your groceries too??

OP, you'll be fine. Don't sweat it.

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"U.S. person" or not is not based on the INS definition but on the IRS definition. http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Inter...r-U.S.-Tax-Law

You will be certainly a U.S. person if you have a taxable income in the U.S. (some scholarships, PhD wages). You also become a U.S. person if you study for longer than 5 years.
Scholarships are NOT income because they simply are deducted directly into the tuition. No wages as well (MBA) and I am here for only 2 years...

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We shouldn't call this the "English Forum". Let's rename it to the "People Obsessed With US Taxes and FATCA Forum". Warning the OP is fine but does this have to become the main topic of every thread? I'm American and have to deal with this and even I am sick of hearing about it. I feel sorry for the non "US persons" here who couldn't care less. Does the cashier at the Migros hear this every time you pay for your groceries too??

OP, you'll be fine. Don't sweat it.

Dan
I am guessing what would have been the comments if I had said I was American ?

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Welcome Capo! Good luck with your job search. You won't be the first person who has moved to a country they've only spent a little while in. I moved to Switzerland all those years ago (not tellin' how many! ) Never having set foot in the country. It's lovely here. If you can find a job in Ticino, even better!


Preach!

Thanks miniMia. As I said, I have lived in three different continents and visited around 3 dozens countries. Every place has its pros and cons, I am not neither a dreamer that thinks Switzerland is a perfect place nor a blinded
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Welcome Capo! Good luck with your job search. You won't be the first person who has moved to a country they've only spent a little while in. I moved to Switzerland all those years ago (not tellin' how many! ) Never having set foot in the country. It's lovely here. If you can find a job in Ticino, even better!




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Ops, my computer got crazy here...


Thanks miniMia. As I said, I have lived in three different continents and visited around 3 dozens countries. Every place has its pros and cons.... I am not neither a dreamer that thinks Switzerland is a perfect place nor a blinded to believe I won't face any adaptation hurdles... Anyway, I am a risk taker and the worse that can happen is to learn some swiss-german slang

I really loved Ticino and felt comfortable because of the language. My only concern is that I may miss a big city from time to time...
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I really loved Ticino and felt comfortable because of the language. My only concern is that I may miss a big city from time to time...
Sure. But you are so close to Milan... (Of course I personally dislike Milan)... But you're so close to Milan!

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Ops, my computer got crazy here...





Thanks miniMia. As I said, I have lived in three different continents and visited around 3 dozens countries. Every place has its pros and cons.... I am not neither a dreamer that thinks Switzerland is a perfect place nor a blinded to believe I won't face any adaptation hurdles... Anyway, I am a risk taker and the worse that can happen is to learn some swiss-german slang



I really loved Ticino and felt comfortable because of the language. My only concern is that I may miss a big city from time to time...

I would go to Ticino. There are palm trees down there! Even living in Zurich you would still "miss a big city from time to time".

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I would go to Ticino. There are palm trees down there! Even living in Zurich you would still "miss a big city from time to time".

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Now you make me feel homesick

True, you would probably miss the big city. Zurich is still quite small, or feels small pretty fast!

Nightlife in Zurich is much more important, and there are more jobs and are better paid!
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Sure. But you are so close to Milan... (Of course I personally dislike Milan)... But you're so close to Milan!

Good luck!
I know Milan well ... I agree with you that Milan is not the best city in the world, but the regions around it are amazing to live. Quality of life is very good and the lifestyle is awesome.

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I would go to Ticino. There are palm trees down there! Even living in Zurich you would still "miss a big city from time to time".

Dan
Yes, I liked Lugano as a tourist. Since I have relatives close o Milan, it would be for me an awesome location.

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Now you make me feel homesick

True, you would probably miss the big city. Zurich is still quite small, or feels small pretty fast!

Nightlife in Zurich is much more important, and there are more jobs and are better paid!
I am originally from a very big city and now I live in a small university city here in the USA.... I think that a cosmopolitan medium-sized city is the best compromise.

So how is Zurich nightlife ?
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I'm a new member too... welcome to the community! Glad to find more people in the US.

What do you study?
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