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Taxes in Switzerland

An expat's guide to Swiss taxes


When do Swiss taxes apply? This guide explains the Swiss tax system, including Swiss tax rates, income tax calculations, how to file a Swiss tax return and applicable Swiss tax refunds for expats.

Banking in Switzerland

How to open a Swiss bank account


Find how to choose a bank in Switzerland, and how to open a Swiss bank account before or after you arrive in Switzerland.

Retiring in Switzerland

A guide to retiring in Switzerland


Attracted to retiring in Switzerland? This guide explains the implications of retiring to Switzerland as an expat, including the retirement age in Switzerland, pension taxes and Swiss retirement benefits.

Bitcoin Investment Hype

Expert advice on the Bitcoin investment hype


The Bitcoin frenzy seems to reach a new peak every day. To help potential investors see through the hype, Koen De Leus, Chief Economist at BNP Paribas Fortis, shares his advice.

How to send money from the US

International money transfers: How to send money from the US


Sending money from the US to another country used to be time-consuming and expensive, requiring you to make a special trip to your bank and wait days or even weeks for your money to arrive.

Understanding your Swiss pension as a foreigner


If you're working in Switzerland, this Swiss pension guide explains how the Swiss pension system works, the types of Swiss pension funds and Swiss pension calculators.

How to lower your tax burden in Switzerland

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Expatica provides a guide on possible deductions to help lower your tax burden in Switzerland.

Inheritance tax Switzerland

Inheritance tax in Switzerland, Swiss inheritance law and writing a Swiss w...


Does inheritance tax in Switzerland and Swiss inheritance law apply to your assets? Read about Swiss inheritance tax rates and if you should consider writing a will in Switzerland.

Pension problems: how much pension will I get?

Pension problems for women: how much pension will I get?


How much pension will I get? Many women face low Swiss pension payments from working part-time or caring for children. Swissinfo explains the pension problems for women.

Transferring a pension

Pension transfers for UK expats: how to make QROPS work for you


An overview of the options for UK pensioners moving abroad during retirement: leaving your pension in a UK plan, or transferring it into a Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme (QROPS).

How to make QROPS work for you

How to make QROPS work for you


Chartered Financial Planner Russell Hammond, APFS MSCI, expands on some key points about QROPS and how QROPS can be best managed to work for you.

Brexit currency impact

Brexit and its strong impact on currency exchange rates


The monumental Brexit has yielded political, cultural and also economical consequences. Here we explain how the UK's vote to leave the EU has led to significant Brexit currency impacts like lower currency exchange rates and the British pound devaluation.

Best way to transfer money internationally

The best ways to transfer money internationally


To find the best way to transfer money internationally, it’s important to understand the fees, exchange rates and speed of different transfer options.

Swiss banking

Banking in Switzerland


A guide to banking in Switzerland, plus information on confidentiality and security deposits required to open a Swiss bank account for investments.

Insurance in Switzerland

Insurance in Switzerland


An introduction to compulsory and optional forms of insurance in Switzerland, from health insurance to car insurance and home insurance in Switzerland.

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