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Old 18.01.2019, 13:47
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Re: Work in Switzerland, but live in UK?

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Many many years ago if the workplace was abroad, they were deductible. Probably not the case now, but worth checking.
Were you self employed or an employee of the foreign company at the time?

Current rules 'You cannot claim for travelling to and from work, unless you are travelling to a temporary place of work. https://www.gov.uk/tax-relief-for-em...night-expenses
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Were you self employed or an employee of the foreign company at the time?

Current rules 'You cannot claim for travelling to and from work, unless you are travelling to a temporary place of work. https://www.gov.uk/tax-relief-for-em...night-expenses
Employee of my UK company, working in France. I was dead chuffed when I found the exemption. Not surprised it's closed now though!

From what the OP has said, it's permanent, not temporary, so no joy there either.
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Employee of my UK company, working in France. I was dead chuffed when I found the exemption. Not surprised it's closed now though!

From what the OP has said, it's permanent, not temporary, so no joy there either.



OP is working abroad *and* in UK so he (most likely) can claim flights abroad.


If he had a full-time but temporary contract abroad he could claim begin and end flights but not any return trips home in the meantime. The so called 2 year rule applies to people in the UK working in the UK.


Hotel/living costs is a whole different matter and has different rules, which are not necessarily intuitive.


All the info is on the HMRC website. There's no need to rely on info written here in a forum.
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Re: Work in Switzerland, but live in UK?

Fab, thank you guys. This is all very useful. I will go back to HMRC this weekend and read through the relevant pages: I might have enough information/clarifications now for me to be able to understand them
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Re: Work in Switzerland, but live in UK?

I believe the only people who can claim flights/trains/car expenses as home to work travel are MPs... wonder how that law got passed?

Despite nearly 3 years of trying to find a way round it, currently the cost of my flights (paid for through a travel allowance from my employer) are considered as part of salary so subject to income tax in the UK even though they are not in CH.

Look at it like this. You can tell former jealous colleagues about your even more amazing sounding new salary. Just do not think of it like that when you spend it.

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Re: Work in Switzerland, but live in UK?

Dear All,


I am new to this site and I am considering taking up a position in Switzerland. Following this thread I would be living in the UK and working in Switzerland up to 3 days per week.


I wonder whether anybody could please advise on the Social Security situation and the impact of the number of days worked between UK and Switzerland in terms of payments made in UK or payments in Switzerland?


I have been advised by the Company that one needs to work 4 days in Switzerland due to Social Security reasons but I am unclear as to whether this is a legal obligation.


In addition if anybody can advise on permits and whether you can work under a G permit if living in the UK then your advice would be greatly appreciated? I have been told you have to be located in a bordering country to get a G permit.


Any advice on these topics would be very gratefully received as I am round in circles!


Thank you
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Dear All,


I am new to this site and I am considering taking up a position in Switzerland. Following this thread I would be living in the UK and working in Switzerland up to 3 days per week.


I wonder whether anybody could please advise on the Social Security situation and the impact of the number of days worked between UK and Switzerland in terms of payments made in UK or payments in Switzerland?


I have been advised by the Company that one needs to work 4 days in Switzerland due to Social Security reasons but I am unclear as to whether this is a legal obligation.


In addition if anybody can advise on permits and whether you can work under a G permit if living in the UK then your advice would be greatly appreciated? I have been told you have to be located in a bordering country to get a G permit.


Any advice on these topics would be very gratefully received as I am round in circles!


Thank you



All depends where you are paid, if you have a Swiss salary it may work but a UK salary in Switzerland certainly won't work
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Re: Work in Switzerland, but live in UK?

Welcome to the forum.

Don't know about the minimum days a week here, but as (currently) an EU national you can live anywhere in the EU and have a G permit.

https://www.sem.admin.ch/sem/en/home...g_eu_efta.html

If however, the UK leaves the EU and its citizens become third country natonals then different rules would apply which means you'd need permanent residency in an EU country (minimum 5 years to get) and to live in a border zone for a minimum of 6 months to qualify.

https://www.sem.admin.ch/sem/en/home...willigung.html
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Re: Work in Switzerland, but live in UK?

Thank you both very much for your replies!

Re salary, it would be a Swiss salary
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Re: Work in Switzerland, but live in UK?

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Hi all

I am new here - I've done a search but can't quite find the answer to my issue, so hopefully someone can point me in the right direction.

I'm in discussions regarding a job for a multinational, based in Switzerland. I've not yet been offered the role, but it's looking promising.

Anyway, my family is not yet mobile, so my plan would be to "commute" to Switzerland on Monday and fly home to London on Thursday.

I'm not sure what my tax liabilities would be. Would I need to pay income tax in both Switzerland and in the UK?

If anyone has some experience of this, that'd be very helpful.

Thanks
Crazy idea. Either live here or live in UK. But not such a crazy commute. Think about your family
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Re: Work in Switzerland, but live in UK?

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All depends where you are paid, if you have a Swiss salary it may work but a UK salary in Switzerland certainly won't work
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but as a UK national you can live anywhere in the EU, in the UK, Norway or Iceland and have a G permit in CH.
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n.b. this may need fixing again after the transition period
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Re: Work in Switzerland, but live in UK?

I knew two guys who tried arriving midday Monday, working long hours, flying back 6pm Fri and arriving home for midnight in UK to be with family for the weekend..

In both cases, the wives soon normalised matters, and I had new colleagues
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