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Old 15.03.2020, 18:44
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Re: Beware of church tax

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When I went to the registration office in Zurich I was assigned a church tax without being asked and without my permission. Afterwards I went back to the registration office to ask for this tax to be removed (since I do not use any church services) and I was even mocked by the person at the counter and it took some time to convince them to remove it. When you register, be sure to specify whether you want to pay the church tax or not, and make sure they do accordingly.
No wonder the clerk at the Office des Étrangers in my Valais commune looked at me funny when I told her “Je suis Juif”. The more so since my Aarhus ancestry goes back 200 years. She didn’t speak German either: I had to translate into French my certificat d’état civil.
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