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Hello - we are moving from Zurich to Zug in April 2015 - the question is for 2015 will we pay tax based on Zug tax rates or tax based on Zurich tax rates?

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Old 18.01.2015, 11:17
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Re: Changing Cantons - Tax

You will be paying your taxes for 2014 to the place where you were living on 31.12.2014.

For 2015 they will be paid to where you will be living on 31.12.2015, maybe in Zug, maybe you will move again?
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Re: Changing Cantons - Tax

As far as I recall, you will pay Zug tax for the year if you're resident there on 31 December. However, if you pay Quellensteuer, it may be that your payments to Zürich to date stand.


I moved from BS to BL and had to endure years of High Court challenges between the two cantons, as BS wanted to retain its share of the year's taxes. I believe the rest of the country is/was harmonised, though.

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Tx all very helpful and good news for us
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Welcome to low taxes
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By the way, when I move from Zurich to Zug do I deregister with my gemeinde or what is the process to deregister and reregister in a new gemeinde / commune?
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By the way, when I move from Zurich to Zug do I deregister with my gemeinde or what is the process to deregister and reregister in a new gemeinde / commune?
Not intending to be mean but how can you run a staffing agency in Switerland and not know the answer to these questions????
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Not intending to be mean but how can you run a staffing agency in Switerland and not know the answer to these questions????
The staff we recruit don't normally resign from one canton to move to another - this is all new to me.. we deal with work permits etc but not cantonal changes...
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As far as I recall, you will pay Zug tax for the year if you're resident there on 31 December. However, if you pay Quellensteuer, it may be that your payments to Zürich to date stand.


I moved from BS to BL and had to endure years of High Court challenges between the two cantons, as BS wanted to retain its share of the year's taxes. I believe the rest of the country is/was harmonised, though.
Presume you will be completing a tax return for the 2015 year, as if you pay Quellensteuer and don't complete a return, the tax is deducted montly based on the Kanton you're in.

So...if you're submitting a return (whether you pay Quellensteuer or not) you can choose to be taxed for the whole of 2015 at Zug rates, or you can apportion taxes for the year between Zurich (Jan-Apr) and Zug (May-Dec). Only worth doing if the Zurich tax is lower (unlikely?!).

More info here on the regs - http://www.englishforum.ch/finance-b...ml#post2288663
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