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Hallo everyone, 


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. 


Cey 

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Hallo everyone, 


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. 


Cey 


Ceyhun GNov 28, 2019 @ 16:41
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Hi Cey,


First, I am not an accountant or tax professional. However, I also work for the UN and I recently moved here. My bank in Austria insisted that it needed my tax number and I explained to them that I work for the UN and have a legitimation card so they said that is fine. You won't have a tax number. I worked and lived in Austria for 12 years and I never had a tax number.


When I opened my accounts in Switzerland, I provided my tax number of my home country. I'm not a resident in my home country anymore either, but that is the only tax number I have. You lost me at the reference to opening an Austrialian savings account, that I have no idea.


I hope this was helpful (somewhat anyway!).


A


 

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Hi Cey,


First, I am not an accountant or tax professional. However, I also work for the UN and I recently moved here. My bank in Austria insisted that it needed my tax number and I explained to them that I work for the UN and have a legitimation card so they said that is fine. You won't have a tax number. I worked and lived in Austria for 12 years and I never had a tax number.


When I opened my accounts in Switzerland, I provided my tax number of my home country. I'm not a resident in my home country anymore either, but that is the only tax number I have. You lost me at the reference to opening an Austrialian savings account, that I have no idea.


I hope this was helpful (somewhat anyway!).


A


 


Anthony A, Nov 29, 2019 @ 17:56
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Hallo everyone, 

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. 

Cey 


Nov 28, 19 16:41

First of all, welcome to glocals and Geneva.


While I have no personal experience of the issue you mention, I would however suggest that your wife visits the Australian Consulate General at the offices of the Australian Diplomatic Mission to the United Nations and ask for their advice, since there must be others in Geneva who have had the same “problem”.


I hope this helps and send best wishes, Ritchie


PS:


I have also sent a p.m. to your Inbox.

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First of all, welcome to glocals and Geneva.


While I have no personal experience of the issue you mention, I would however suggest that your wife visits the Australian Consulate General at the offices of the Australian Diplomatic Mission to the United Nations and ask for their advice, since there must be others in Geneva who have had the same “problem”.


I hope this helps and send best wishes, Ritchie


PS:


I have also sent a p.m. to your Inbox.


Ritchie, Nov 29, 2019 @ 20:57
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