How high are Swiss taxes for foreigners

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  • BenutzernameMoneyland User Questions
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My hubby and I will be relocating to Lausanne for our careers and i am interested in knowing what we can expect to pay in taxes after settling there.

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Hi there,

In Switzerland, the income of temporary residents is taxed at its source - meaning your taxes will be deducted directly from your income.

The tax deducted is made up of the average municipal taxes of all municipalities in a canton, plus cantonal and federal taxes.

You can find information about the withholding tax levied in the Canton of Vaud here:

Best regards from Moneyguru