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Old 20.04.2011, 19:22
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Re: Tax changes when marrying a swiss

I got married to my Swiss wife in Spring 2009. I got nice letter soon after from the Gemeinde asking me to fill in a small provisional tax return for that year, so they could work out roughly what I earned/owed. Plus they wrote to my employer telling them not to take off the tax at source any more.

I then got a bill (provisional) for the whole year. At the year's end, I had to fill in a proper tax return (just for me) and my wife had to fill in her return alone as she had always done.

We've just filled in the return for 2010. This is the first year we've done it together. Someone may be able to explain this better than me, but yes, basically they add together your incomes and tax it all at the same rate.

That was in Kanton Zürich, not sure if the rules would be different in Berne.
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