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Timing for filing Swiss tax return

Hello, I have to submit my Swiss tax return for 2015. What is the last date for that? Regards
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Old 21.06.2016, 01:52
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Hello, I have to submit my Swiss tax return for 2015. What is the last date for that? Regards
Isn't the date indicated on your tax declaration form? In canton Vaud the deadline was back on 15 March 2016, but other cantons might differ.
If you have good reason for being late (serious illness, for example), you should be able to negotiate an extension. But the sooner you telephone your local tax office the better...
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Re: Timing for filing Swiss tax return

There isn't a date for "filing Swiss tax return" as there's no such thing. Tax returns are cantonal and the cantons do the taxation and collection for both the confederation and communes.
There will be a date on the declaration form, otherwise I'm pretty sure you'll find it on the website of the tax office of your canton.
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Re: Timing for filing Swiss tax return

you missed the deadline already. so get on with it
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Old 21.06.2016, 12:19
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Re: Timing for filing Swiss tax return

Deadline in my town in Kanton Zurich was March 31. So if you have not yet extended youŽd better contact the tax authorities.
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Re: Timing for filing Swiss tax return

Here in Basel, the date is some time in March, but you can extend to September, providing you tell them in advance.

Not that if you owe some tax, you will be charged interest at quite a hefty rate, on the tax you should have paid earlier in the year, so best approach is to pay the authorities what you think you owe, ahead of time and then let it sort itself out, once you file your return.
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Old 21.06.2016, 12:56
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Re: Timing for filing Swiss tax return

Well, if you missed the deadline you can always claim some stuff back for 2015 filling it in the next year instead. I filled my forms already in March 2016. Few days ago, I happily got my "tax difference" back, which was was almost 2.5k. Nice perk(s) for summer holiday makers.
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Old 21.06.2016, 12:57
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Well, if you missed the deadline you can always claim some stuff back for 2015 filling it in the next year instead. I filled my forms already in March 2016. Few days ago, I happily got my "tax difference" back, which was was almost 2.5k. Nice perk for summer holidays.


Rather difficult as OP is leaving the country (as you can see from the multitude of postings)
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Old 21.06.2016, 13:01
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Rather difficult as OP is leaving the country (as you can see from the multitude of postings)

Oops, I didn't read the other posts. Not sure, but cannot one file it from abroad given the OP's circumstances?
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Old 21.06.2016, 13:03
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Oops, I didn't read the other posts. Not sure, but cannot one file it from abroad given the OP's circumstances?


AFAIK you need to file upon leaving the country. Colleague of mine did that and they handled that pretty quickly. Probably wanted to make sure he doesnŽt leave and has any tax bills outstanding.
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Re: Timing for filing Swiss tax return

In this case, I would get a professional tax consultant asap which will set the OP back around CHF100-150 for service but should be able to advise accordingly and fill in the tax return prior leaving. Short visit to financial office in municipality of the OP's residence should point in the right direction.
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