How to Make the Most of Your Pension as an Expat in Switzerland

By Derek Graham on Dec 11, 2018 11:36:00 AM

Switzerland is considered a tax haven by many because their taxes are lower than average. The taxation system is complex without being confusing, and pensioners benefit rather well from the Swiss 3-Pillar pension scheme, as well as from other low/non-applicable taxes. If you are looking to retire in Switzerland, then investing in pensions is a very good idea. In this article, you will discover how you may fully benefit from the Swiss tax and pension system.

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Why you should be contributing to Swiss Pillar 3a

By Stuart Nelson on Oct 31, 2018 11:14:00 AM

Swiss pillar 3a is a category of private retirement savings with a tax privilege. Your contributions are tax deductible, and a 3a Pillar Swiss pension scheme has the most tax benefits compared with other retirement schemes. The reason for this is because it is very difficult to remove your money from your 3A savings, whereas it is slightly easier to remove money from things such as your 3b pillar plan.

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Pillar 3 Swiss Pensions: an Overview

By Mark Saunders on Aug 5, 2018 9:31:00 AM

If you are one of the many expats who live and work in Switzerland, you may have wondered about boosting your savings for retirement. Using the optional third pillar of the Swiss system offers various advantages to pension savers. In this post, we introduce the third pillar of the Swiss scheme, discuss the benefits of participating and review how it works with the first and second pillars.   

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Swiss Pension Pillar 1: an Overview

By Spencer Freeman-Haynes on Jul 11, 2018 4:30:24 PM

As part of one of the world's best pension systems, the Swiss state scheme is also known as the first pillar. In conjunction with this retirement provision that covers basic needs, company pensions form the second pillar. Together, the two sources of income aim to help retirees maintain their standard of living during retirement. An optional top up is available using the third pillar that comprises local Swiss products, such as those offered by leading Swiss pension plan providers.  

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