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Re: How to do your tax return in Vaud

I have impot a la source, and would like to deduct charitable donations, which is not listed on the deductible items ("Declaration d'impot simplifiee).
Does anybody know if this is possible? Would I have to file a complete income tax in order to do this?

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Re: How to do your tax return in Vaud

Hello,
another question - I worked most of last year in canton VD. Then for last 1 &1/2 months in canton Geneva (income slightly over tax-at-source-treshhold if it would be counted over year), still living in Vaud. Do I still do tax return in Vaud or in Geneva ? Or both?
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Old 06.03.2012, 23:31
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Re: How to do your tax return in Vaud

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I have impot a la source, and would like to deduct charitable donations, which is not listed on the deductible items ("Declaration d'impot simplifiee).
Does anybody know if this is possible? Would I have to file a complete income tax in order to do this?

Thanks for your help
I am not expert, but from what I understood from the official garbage...erm documentation, you can only "automatically taken a la source" and do nothing more or "automatically taken a la source" and do the "declaration simplifiee".

Meaning you can not do a "complete tax form" like real Swiss Citizen.
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Old 06.03.2012, 23:35
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Re: How to do your tax return in Vaud

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Hello,
another question - I worked most of last year in canton VD. Then for last 1 &1/2 months in canton Geneva (income slightly over tax-at-source-treshhold if it would be counted over year), still living in Vaud. Do I still do tax return in Vaud or in Geneva ? Or both?
Merci
I think the rule is based on your address at the 31st december.
Let's say in 31/12/2011 you were in vaud, then for the whole year after you are taxed as a "vaud citizen".
If you would have moved out in geneva on the 31/12/2011, then the whole year after you would be taxed as a "geneva citizen".
Finally if you move in geneva in 02/01/2012, then you would still be taxed as a "vaud citizen" because it was after the 1st january...

Again, verify as I am not entirely sure.
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Re: How to do your tax return in Vaud

Great thread! thanks for the info and especially for the simplified form link.
Though I don't agree it's so useless to fill it. I have AG as I travel to work from Lausanne to Geneva and I've made 3rd pilier to save some tax money. I guess many people have a similar situation.
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We own property in Australia. Will it make it much harder?
Yes because you must declare the income and expenses of the property, and then do the international tax allocation. You must know what value to declare for the house - the market or purchase price of the house is not the value you declare, but rather a formula is used to calculate a theorietical fair market value.

Some cantons have this automated in their software.
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Re: How to do your tax return in Vaud

Does anyone have experience of changing from a B to C permit during the year and then going from paying impôt à la source to not? I guess I have to do a full tax declaration now, and trust that they are able to figure out what tax has been paid already.
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Re: How to do your tax return in Vaud

Hi
Its my 1st year in Switzerland and my company have not offered much guidance. Does everyone in Switzerland have to complete a tax return. I am a permit B holder living on my own in vaud. I own a property in the UK.
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Its my 1st year in Switzerland and my company have not offered much guidance. Does everyone in Switzerland have to complete a tax return. I am a permit B holder living on my own in vaud. I own a property in the UK.
Not everyone - only those over the age of 18

But as a foreigner you have a choice:
Tax at source (Quellensteuer, deducted monthly), easy but not always best
Tax Return (once a year)
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Its my 1st year in Switzerland and my company have not offered much guidance. Does everyone in Switzerland have to complete a tax return. I am a permit B holder living on my own in vaud. I own a property in the UK.
this should help

http://www.vd.ch/themes/etat-droit-f...mpots/vaudtax/
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My husband just recieved a quote to get our tax return done by the agency that did it last year (paid for by my husbands employer). They've quoted us 2800 chf .
The agent has just forwarded us the sleeve that states we have to have our tax in on the 15th of this month
2800 CHf ! My registered accountant in Nyon charges 260 CHf and I go to him because my returns are kinda complicated. If he requests extensions on the delivery date to the Vaud tax people, it never costs me extra. But always go to a tax accountant registered in your own canton as it is a specialised area.
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Re: How to do your tax return in Vaud

Ok, so I self quote myself to bring a response:

For year 2012, I have just made the entire Vaud Tax thing (declaration using the tool):
1- I probably should not have, as for "a la source" people with income less than 120K/year should either do nothing (and accept the a la source automated thing) or do the "declaration simplifiée" ( a 2 sided A4 page which is actually quite complex).

2- It took me ages to read/understand everything but I have been through all the informations, help, etc... With the tool, time and concentration it's deadly easy and pretty clear.

3- The end result: By comparing my contributions for 2012 in the "employer summary" VS the calculation made in Vaud Tax... I have paid 480CHF more than I should.

So after all it's not that much, especially for all the efforts and hassles to go through, and I still need to physically go there and loose time off work (ie money): as they don't reply to emails after months and their phone is definitely not available.


It's good to know the result, but at the end I doubt it's worthy for people with modest income. I guess the "%" would make a difference on people with higher income.



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Hi,
For "Canton Vaud", I took a deep look at the whole system:
automatically being taken "A la source" and do nothing about it VS making a "declaration simplifiee".

To my surprise, they were hardly any difference... Especially after reading many rumors such as "they tax you much more a la source, there are many things you can deduce, etc...

So of course my case is particular, like every other employees. But the "possible deductions" as per the official documentation do not leave a lot of additional things to reduce.
(Official link:
http://www.vd.ch/fileadmin/user_uplo..._pdf/21571.pdf)


-The food away from home is already removed a la source, they remove you a random value of 3900chf, vs 3200chf if you make the "declaration simplifiee"

-The car cost, if your work is far, I have none- But I doubt it's much to reduce.

-The training/enhancement classes can be deduced but only under certains limited conditions...


All other deductions are very specific for rare situation, for example only if you put volontary money on retirement funds, etc... Probably nothing that a foreigner "a la source" would do.

One thing to note is in the payslips the calculations "monthly" often made no sense, but at the end on the "year 2011 summary" it's has all been correct and accurate to my tax rate.

So after all it seems that they are pretty accurate with the "a la source thing" (in Vaud).

Please comment if you find I was incorrect with that tax thing, because I am still surprised.
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Re: How to do your tax return in Vaud

I'm filling out my tax declaration, and wondering, why they need to have info on my savings, and what the options under "impôt anticipé" mean (soumis ou non à l'impôt anticipé). Can anyone shed any light on which option I need to check? Thanks.
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Re: How to do your tax return in Vaud

In VaudTax 2012, there doesn't seem to be an option for childcare deductions - or have I missed it?
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Re: How to do your tax return in Vaud

Came across a very useful link to calculate the tax for vaud... Once you know the taxable income, it calculates the cantonal and communal tax and also the federal tax etc... Helped me validate my tax return for 2013 ( For which i received a bill of 5000 yesterday )

http://www.vd.ch/themes/etat-droit-f...er-mes-impots/

Now i understand my tax a bit better here.. However I am still wondering how they calculate the "Impot de base" from the "Montants imposables"
Anyone has a clue?
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