I recently moved to Geneva to work for the UN and I was issued with a legitimation card with category D. I am originally from the UK and I am married to an Australian citizen.
We want to open up a savings account in Australia and in the past this was never an issue as I had my UK National Insurence/Tax number which allowed me to open up an account as a non-resident. The basically ask you for your foreign tax number.
I understand that in Switzerland there is something similar called AHV number which acts as your foreign tax number. I understand that one would get that number via the Swiss emplyoer and or the health insurence.
I am also aware that working and living now in Geneva I am a Swiss tax resident. I don't pay income tax but I am still subject to other taxes (such as tax on interests or dividents).
Going back to my initial problem: As far as I can tell I dont have a Swiss tax number and it also seems that working for the UN you are not suppose to get one.
At the same time I am not 100% sure if I am allowed to use my UK tax number to open up an Australian savings account, as I am not a UK tax resident anymore?
I know tax questions are always boring but maybe there is someone out there with a similar problem or there is an easy solution to this.
Many thanks in advance to everyone.