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Re: Am I being charged too much tax?

This calculator is for ordinary yearly tax assessment, not for tax at source. The tax at source rates for FR should be here, same for the whole canton: http://www.fr.ch/scc/files/pdf81/instructions_2016.pdf

page 36: single, no kids, 6'951 - 7'000 Fr per month: 14.36% x 7000 Fr => 1005.20 Fr
page 41: married, single earner, 0 kids, 6'951 - 7'000 Fr per month: 9.34% x 7000 Fr => 653.80 Fr
page 49: married, double earner (i.e. husband also works), 0 kids, 6'951 - 7'000 Fr per month: 13.37% x 7000 Fr => 935.90 Fr

If you're married then >1000 Fr tax at source doesn't look good.... I'd check with HR first.
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Re: Am I being charged too much tax?

Editor working again...!

She is single, not married.

The HR department might be making a mistake, but it might not, see below..

Don't forget she receives 13 payments of 7'000 each month.

Is the 13th tax averaged over the year, or is it only paid on the 13th salary?
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Don't forget she receives 13 payments of 7'000 each month.

Is the 13th tax averaged over the year, or is it only paid on the 13th salary?
At leat in ZH it's taxed just in the month when it is paid, i.e. you'll pay a much higher tax at source in that month because of higher income. same for bonus.
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Re: Am I being charged too much tax?

I've spent a lot of time trawling through the various taxation threads here, as well as talking to tax authorities here and in Australia. One of the things that strikes me is that you should find out what you can for yourself as the authorities often don't know enough to be able to make judgements on individual situations. Another, which holds for tax world-wide is 'try it and see'.

Our experience is that paying somebody to put your returns in here doesn't necessarily help. As far as I can tell the presumption is that you know what you are doing - maybe that changes if you spend enough money on a financial adviser. We've certainly cost ourselves money as a consequence.

When I've finished my experience of dealing with my situation I will properly document it on this forum, but I wonder if we could better collate and set out the information that is gathered on this site. It certainly adds to the drama that every canton has its own ways. But at least for the major ones, maybe a better guide could be instituted.
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Re: Am I being charged too much tax?

Nadiusha's situation seems much different from yours - she's employed, has to pay tax at source, and possibly not even allowed to file ordinary tax return. There's not really much you can do in this situation to affect taxes, besides just double checking the calculations and changing canton (tax at source is cantonal)
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