Zug, 28.11.2022

Fifa president Gianni Infantino recently said that he pays taxes in Zurich

Fifa president Gianni Infantino moved his tax residence from Zurich to the low-tax Zug this summer. Just recently, however, the president of football's world governing body FIFA claimed that he pays taxes in the city on the Limmat.

Gianni Infantino recently cut an extremely unfortunate figure with his bizarre speech one day before the opening match of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The president of the world football association Fifa will now probably has to put up with further, uncomfortable questions. Because it’s claimed that, unnoticed by the public, he moved his residence from Zurich's Küsnacht to the ‘tax-efficient’ canton of Zug this summer. This has been reported by the "SonntagsZeitung", referring to documents that seem to show that  Gianni Infantino transferred his papers in June.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino is said to have moved his tax residence from Küsnacht to Zug:.                      Freshfocus/Witters

A grey apartment block in an apartment building with a view of Lake Zug is to be the new Swiss domicile of the president of the world football association. As the "SonntagsZeitung" writes, Infantino is only a tenant, according to the land registry. The owner of the property is the Zuger Wasserwerke (WWZ). FIFA confirmed the new residence to the newspaper, without giving further details.

Next destination: USA
Gianni Infantino’s change of residence and tax residence had already been picked up by the media. At the beginning of the year, the "SonntagsBlick" newspaper reported that the FIFA president had moved to Qatar with his family. As a result, the football official told the newspapers of CH Media in May: "My residence is Zurich, and I pay my taxes in Zurich." It is true, however, that he has a second home in Qatar, and that part of his family is also in the emirate.

Gianni Infantino also affirmed in that interview that he plans to be in America more often after the World Cup in Qatar, probably also with a second home. He is doing this in order to advance the preparations for the next World Cup in the USA in 2026. "I think the implementation of a World Cup must be a matter for the boss and you can't just do it remotely."