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moved from german to switzerland - help with german tax form!

Hi guys,

My wife and I moved from Germany to Switzerland and are living here permanently (not expats - we both have Cdn/Swiss citizenship).

We managed to fill out the swiss tax form for the Sept extension, and are now waiting for the reply. Sure looking forward to the significantly reduced income tax rate!

Now I'm working on the german tax form, and am already confused on the first page - do I simply leave my old german address in there? Or do I even need to fill out the form in the first place?

My wife continued to work for 3 months for the german employer while living in Switzerland, so we were hoping to claim the reduced tax rate for those 3 months. Right?

Thanks for the help!

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dave
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Re: moved from german to switzerland - help with german tax form!

There is no way you can fill in a German tax form correctly without a tax adviser. Find one in border area on the German side to do it for you. As a married couple, you'll have to make two calculations, separate and common declaration, to see which one is cheaper in your case. Germans go to evening classes to get that right.
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Re: moved from german to switzerland - help with german tax form!

Compared to the Swiss form, I agree, the German form is complicated! I managed to do the last 4-years of forms without any help though

So Faltrad, are you saying our situtation makes it complicated or just the German form in general?
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Re: moved from german to switzerland - help with german tax form!

The cross border situation means that the calculation must be exact to the day. I hope you moved officially on the 1st of a month.

The hard part in Germany is not so mich the paper, that's a language issue... but it's hard to find out yourself if you could pay less taxes by doing things the right way around. Splitting or not spitting for married couples is the question. There are other deductibles one does not set properly without a profi.
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Re: moved from german to switzerland - help with german tax form!

Done!

Got some advice from the Toytown community (germany's equivalent to english forum switzerland), and managed to get my 2014 german tax form taken care of. Submitted mid -Oct 2015 and received the reconciliation last week, so just a couple months turnaround time. All correct too

Now I just hope they acknowledge my request to be "aussteuert"

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