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Non-EU student, living in Germany, working for a Swiss company - taxes?

I'm non-EU citizen, but from Europe, now studying in Germany on Master program (so I'm a student, have an Erasmus stipendium, and have 1-year national visa that allows to work 120 full or 240 half ...
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How to rescue my money from negative interest?

My bank has announced negative interest rates starting Q1 2016. I have CHF 250'000 in that savings account (Swiss Francs). Now, pretty much all other banks will probably follow suit soon, if they ...
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What happens to my Social Security benefits if I work less than 10 years in the U.S?

I'm a U.S citizen and have been working in the United States for about 5 years now. I'm planning on moving to Switzerland soon for a regular job (not self-employed). If I understand this properly, in ...
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What would be my tax liability in Zurich, Switzerland?

What would be my tax liability as a single individual, resident of Zurich (not citizen), not a member of any church, with a 90,000 Swiss Franc yearly salary? Let's just take into consideration basic ...
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Using a French car with a French licence in Switzerland, import taxes?

I have a 6-month internship in Switzerland soon, and I would like to take my recently purchased car with me. The car was purchased used in France less than 6 months ago and I have a French driving ...
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How to reclaim the value-added tax when buying something on eBay?

I want to buy a digital graphics pad/touchscreen on eBay for technical drawings. Because the article's seller is based in Germany, and I live in Switzerland, and because the article is worth more ...
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Net salary for an internship in Switzerland?

I will be doing a 6-month internship in Switzerland near Lausanne soon, and I will be remunerated 1000 CHF per month in gross salary. How much can I expect in net salary?
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How can a Canadian get exposure to safe haven currencies?

How can a Canadian get exposure to a safe haven currency like CHF and JPY? I don't want a U.S. dollar denominated ETF. I want something in Canadian dollars, to save on conversion fees. Is this ...
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How important is volume when choosing an exchange?

I'm investing some money in ETFs; buy and hold. My local currency is CHF. I have an account in Interactive Brokers. So far I've operated on the London Stock Exchange, which means I have to do a forex ...
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Why did the Swiss National Bank fix the EUR/CHF exchange rate at CHF 1.20?

Two questions actually: Why did the Swiss National Bank fix the EUR/CHF exchange rate at EUR 1 = CHF 1.20 as of September 2011? How are they making sure that the exchange rate stays at CHF 1.20? ...
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Open bank account in CHF

I'm living and working now in the Netherlands. Here you can easily open a bank account in EUR but I am interested in an account in Swiss franks. Browsing web pages of several Dutch banks I haven't ...
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Balanced medium horizon investment for today's situation?

I am looking for a balanced investment for a medium term (max 8 years). At the beginning I looked at bonds in their different forms, but actually they offer almost the same interest rate as saving ...
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What are the advantages of Switzerland?

I am currently living in Switzerland. Switzerland has been known for decades as an attractive location for companies. Indeed there are a couple of American companies in Zürich. What I ask myself is: ...
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What are the advantages of a Swiss bank account?

I've heard about bank accounts in Zurich / Switzerland, but I don't fully understand the unique advantages of swiss bank accounts. What I do believe about these (but don't know for sure): They ...