I am addressing this topic to any legal / tax advisors here
I have recently started my job with a Swiss based company and within my employment contract I am granted a relocation allowance which according to the contract language I can use within a period of 12 months upon showing an invoice.
Now my HR has informed me that due to Swiss Tax Laws they need to break that relocation allowance into several parts and add that to my monthly salary, making it tax deductible and even with a higher margin than normally.
When I challenged this, HR justified that it is not "correct" what they initially put in my contract as it is not in line with the Swiss Law thus they will go down this path.
My question is what can I do now since the whole agreement in the first place was to present the invoices in order to not pay the additional tax but if I would have known of this type of issue I would have asked for a higher allowance?
Just to clarify I do not want to commit any tax fraud and I will comply with local laws but from my point of view the employer should carry this burden as it is their mistake, shouldn't they? If so, what can I do now?