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Moving from Berlin to Basel

Hi everyone! I am a Canadian moving from Berlin to Basel, I had been living in Germany since 2013 and I've just got a new offer in Basel.

I am considering living in the German side of the border to reduce my living expense, but with the information I read from various sources they do not seem agree with each other.

I spoke to the company HR today, and she said it shouldn't be a problem for a non-EU (Canadian) to live in Germany and work in Switzerland. But from another post some people say it is not allowed. Could someone shed some light on this please?

Also, on the "commuter" option of this tax calculator, I presume the tax is not for german cross-border commuter? It seems too low, I would be greatly appreciate if you can share your views on this...

Many thanks!
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Re: Moving from Berlin to Basel

Welcome to the forum. Have a look with friend Google on Grenzgängerberatung?


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https://www.englishforum.ch/permits-...alisation.html
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Re: Moving from Berlin to Basel

Hello and welcome to the forum.
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Re: Moving from Berlin to Basel

No, it's not possible. To qualify for a G (cross border) permit you have to have permanent residency in Germany and to live in a border zone for at least 6 months.

https://www.sem.admin.ch/sem/en/home...willigung.html
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Welcome to the forum. Have a look with friend Google on Grenzgängerberatung?


Some of this might also be helpful:


https://www.englishforum.ch/permits-...alisation.html

Thanks a lot @roegner, really appreciate it. After a bit of Googling, I found this... https://www.grenzgaengerdienst.de/grenzgaenger-handbuch

It seems like I might be part of the category under "Cross-border commuter permit B", I will discuss with the HR about this. For the taxation part, I think living in Germany would resulting in higher income tax, is that correct?

Is the tax bracket the same as working in Germany (so that I can simply use a German tax calculator to estimate)?
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Thanks a lot @roegner, really appreciate it. After a bit of Googling, I found this... https://www.grenzgaengerdienst.de/grenzgaenger-handbuch

It seems like I might be part of the category under "Cross-border commuter permit B", I will discuss with the HR about this. For the taxation part, I think living in Germany would resulting in higher income tax, is that correct?

Is the tax bracket the same as working in Germany (so that I can simply use a German tax calculator to estimate)?

As MF said, you need to have lived in a border area and Berlin is not that. So that G permit will not work for you. Do you have permanent residency in Germany? As that is another requirement.



There is no cross border B permit by the way.



And yes, taxes are a lot higher in Germany and you will still have to pay taxes in Germany.
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