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Switzerland is high at 35%

Yes, the Swiss withholding rate is 35%, if you are a Swiss resident.

However, if you are a U.S. resident, due to the tax treaty, you pay 15%. The same tax rate as U.S. stocks. I just double checked with my brokerage. What I did learn however, was that dividends of Swiss companies that are held in IRA accounts are also taxed at 15% and not 0%. Why? I have no idea.

After the Swiss, U.S. based investors is by far the largest holders of Nestlé stock.

kelbon
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