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Reclaiming Income Tax paid internship

Between the period of July 2014 and January 2015 (6 Months) I did a paid internship in Zurich.

Every month I received 2000 CHF gross income and had to pay income tax and pension over that.

Now I'm wondering if I'm able to reclaim any of the paid taxes.

Let me know if there is any more information required, I have absolutely zero knowledge of the tax system in Switzerland.
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Old 06.05.2015, 14:44
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Re: Reclaiming Income Tax paid internship

Well you must have been taxed at source, and if you had filed a tax return before 30.4.2015 you just might have received a little bit of tax returned. But if you were living in a high tax area you might have to pay more tax!

So really, computer says no....
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Re: Reclaiming Income Tax paid internship

Yes I got taxed at source. I did not fil a tax return at any time, and I'm not living in Zurich nor Switzerland any more.

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Well you must have been taxed at source, and if you had filed a tax return before 30.4.2015 you just might have received a little bit of tax returned. But if you were living in a high tax area you might have to pay more tax!

So really, computer says no....
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Between the period of July 2014 and January 2015 (6 Months) I did a paid internship in Zurich.

Every month I received 2000 CHF gross income and had to pay income tax and pension over that.

Now I'm wondering if I'm able to reclaim any of the paid taxes.

Let me know if there is any more information required, I have absolutely zero knowledge of the tax system in Switzerland.
Tax on 2k a month is going to be really little in any case, why do you believe your due a repayment?
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Old 06.05.2015, 17:28
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Re: Reclaiming Income Tax paid internship

I think in theory you can do a voluntary tax return - but did you make any payments or have anything claimable that could mean the tax-at-source was too high because it didn't take them into account?

Typical things that can add up:

- additional Pillar 3a pension payments
- travel pass
- claimable costs like training

If not - chances are your tax isn't too far off and it's not worth doing, especially as it would one for 2014 and one for 2015!
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I think in theory you can do a voluntary tax return - but did you make any payments or have anything claimable that could mean the tax-at-source was too high because it didn't take them into account?

Typical things that can add up:

- additional Pillar 3a pension payments
- travel pass
- claimable costs like training

If not - chances are your tax isn't too far off and it's not worth doing, especially as it would one for 2014 and one for 2015!
Well on 24k a year I don't expect any Pillar 2 would have been paid........just Pillar 1.

Tax at source assumes about 10k of deductions in any case.
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Re: Reclaiming Income Tax paid internship

I had a halbtax and gleis 7 but didn't "claim" it.

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I think in theory you can do a voluntary tax return - but did you make any payments or have anything claimable that could mean the tax-at-source was too high because it didn't take them into account?

Typical things that can add up:

- additional Pillar 3a pension payments
- travel pass
- claimable costs like training

If not - chances are your tax isn't too far off and it's not worth doing, especially as it would one for 2014 and one for 2015!
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I had a halbtax and gleis 7 but didn't "claim" it.
Huge assumptions are made with tax at source, about 10k, your halbtax is covered many times over!

Basic allowance will assume about 2.5k for health insurance which is the max deduction, 3.5k for lunch at work travel & training costs.
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