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Switzerland

An Expat Guide To Taxation In Switzerland

Switzerland has a worldwide reputation for low taxation but in reality, residents pay a wide and varied range of taxes. The key to it all will be whereabouts in the country you choose to live.    more ...
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Is Switzerland Really Too Expensive For Expats?

(c) Tamara Menzi
For most expats and travelers, the word ‘exorbitant’ is what immediately comes to mind when talking about Switzerland. This is hardly surprising, as this Alps country has featured among the top in the list of the ‘Most Expensive Places to Live in the World’ for several years in a row.    more ...
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A Short Guide To Expat Finance In Switzerland

(c) scarscarscar.com
Switzerland is a very popular country with expats from around the world who aren't just looking for job opportunities and a low tax regime, but who are also wanting to enjoy a relaxed lifestyle.

It would therefore be helpful to give someone thinking of moving to Switzerland an idea of the tax rate they are likely to pay on their income but, unfortunately, the tax system in Switzerland is a complex one.    more ...
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Ten Finance Tips When Moving To Switzerland

Expats living and working in Switzerland are required to pay Swiss taxes. The taxation system in Switzerland is complex as the 26 cantons and almost 2300 municipalities levy different taxes. Managing your money in a different country can seem daunting, so to make things simpler here are ten finance tips that should come in handy when moving to Switzerland.

1. Commercial companies in Switzerland are not exempt from taxation. If you are working ...    more ...
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Just How High *Is* The Cost Of Living In Switzerland?

Switzerland is known for many things – the fine art of watch-making, spectacular ski slopes and melt-in-the-mouth cheeses, among other things. But there’s something else for which the country is known, and that is its exorbitant cost of living. In fact, the Swiss cities of Zurich, Geneva and Bern are often ranked among the top ten expensive places in the world. Expats thinking about moving to Switzerland need to be aware about the costs of li ...    more ...