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Old 09.03.2020, 16:15
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Re: Beware of church tax

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I don't understand the Neuchatel church tax.

I read on the NE.ch website that it was a voluntary tax and you choose how much to pay.

When I play around on the tax software and put a Christian religion, it adds a Church tax automatically, with no ability to change the value.

I'm not religious, I was just curious
The amount suggested is 11% of the amount of cantonal tax paid by the person but that is not obligatory. The tax authorities send out two payment slips with the amount left blank and the person is free to choose how much they decide to pay based on their personal situation. They can pay it in one or two goes.
The tax office will forward the money paid to the church chosen by you when you declared your faith. It is kept separate from the general tax.

We donít pay it but we have friends who do.
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