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Moving cantons in the middle of the year, how do I get taxed?

Dear all, we just moved from Zurich to Zug. How does it look like in terms of taxation?
Do we get taxed in Zurich for the months we have lived here, and then in Zug for the rest of the year? Or do we pay "pauschal" in one or the other canton?

Anyone with experience in this? Thank you!
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Dear all, we just moved from Zurich to Zug. How does it look like in terms of taxation?
Do we get taxed in Zurich for the months we have lived here, and then in Zug for the rest of the year? Or do we pay "pauschal" in one or the other canton?

Anyone with experience in this? Thank you!
What permit do you have & where do you work?
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Re: Moving cantons in the middle of the year, how do I get taxed?

We are nationalized Swiss since 2 years. To make things complicated we work in Zurich....
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Re: Moving cantons in the middle of the year, how do I get taxed?

It's not complicated.

You get taxed where you live (are registered) on 31.12.
The Cantons/Gemeinde will work out between them who gets what.
Where you work is not relevant.
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Re: Moving cantons in the middle of the year, how do I get taxed?

Does that mean I would pay the lower Zug tax even if I have been livin in Zurich for most of the year, and Zurich will just have to live with a smaller overall amount? Sweet...
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Does that mean I would pay the lower Zug tax even if I have been livin in Zurich for most of the year, and Zurich will just have to live with a smaller overall amount? Sweet...
Don't think so. You'll get taxed by Zug for the time you were living in Zug, and by Zurich for the time you were in Zurich. Your initial tax bills will probably be estimates from Zug, but once they sort it out between themselves, you'll probably get a hefty bill for the corrected amount later in the year.
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Re: Moving cantons in the middle of the year, how do I get taxed?

To my knowledge, you pay taxes in the canton where you reside on December 31. At least if you are filing tax return.
I'm not 100% sure for withholding tax in case there is no need to file tax return.

In case of move between different parts of the same canton, it depends. A friend moved from Basel to Zurich last February (2014) and then within the canton of Zurich during the year. He had to file only Zurich taxes but for the first Gemeinde. So, canton at year end, Gemainde at the beginning of the year/relevant period.
Not sure if the same applies within other cantons but possibly yes.
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Don't think so. You'll get taxed by Zug for the time you were living in Zug, and by Zurich for the time you were in Zurich. Your initial tax bills will probably be estimates from Zug, but once they sort it out between themselves, you'll probably get a hefty bill for the corrected amount later in the year.
Actually not...and if you are moving to a lower taxed Gemeinde better to do it before the end of the year, a higher tax Gemeinde only in January.

This is only valid for a change of Canton though. Although the same applies for the most part even within the same Canton, some Cantons may have other rules (Fribourg for instance has pro rata payments).

A google search will yield a significant number of places to get this information, but here is a link to the Canton Zurich page:

https://www.stadt-zuerich.ch/fd/de/i...en/wegzug.html
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Re: Moving cantons in the middle of the year, how do I get taxed?

If you move between cantons, you are taxed in the canton where you have your official residency on 31/12. If you move within the canton, you are taxed where you have your official residency on 01/01 (at least in the canton of Zurich). So if you move from the canton of Zurich to the canton of Zug on 30/12 you will be taxed in the canton of Zug. If you move from Zurich City to Oerlikon on 02/01 you will be taxed in Zurich City. This assumes that you are either not taxed at source or are above the threshold and file a tax return.
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