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Old 17.07.2020, 09:13
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Re: Quellensteuer Tables

Once you filed an ordinary tax form, you must always do, even when salary goes below 120k.

So in 2017 you paid quellensteuer over your RAV income (about 7 months) and over your salary (about 5 months, July to December)? In your case, where you have to file a tax form, these payments can be considered as an advanced payment for the taxes due (someone else can use nicer words). So the tables do not really matter.

Example. If you paid 400 each month on RAV and 600 when employed, you paid a total of 400*7 + 600*5 = 5800 taxes. If from the income from your tax form they calculate taxes due of 10000, they consider the 5800 as pre payment and will request you to pay the difference of 4200.

It has been said before, but quellensteuer can be quite a good deal for someone living and working in Zurich (city), as quellensteuer has a nice lumpsum of 10% of income deduction for working costs (try to get to that in ordinary taxation if you only commute in Zurich...) and is based on a cantonal average of 100%, while Zurich is 119%.

But you asked about the tables. Indeed the website from the cantonal tax office changed and I could not find them either. But found them here, site is from Winterthur but the tariffs are applied to the whole canton.