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Tax deductible expenses in Vaud

Hello, I was wondering if anyone out there has a list of all the allowable tax-deductable expenses for Vaud?

So far I have the following list which was checked by my accountant, but I'd be interested to know if I've missed anything:
  • Establishment expenses (i.e. rent, electricity, gas, water etc.)
  • Subscriptions and publications (books, magazines, business related memberships - including networks)
  • Telephone and email
  • Travel and Accomodation (car = 0.75chf per km, in Vaud. Also includes business lunches and any food or expenses incurred while away from the office)
  • Computer and Consumables
  • Printing, postage & stationery
  • Repairs and renewals
  • Clothing
  • Marketing (including the cost of networking events)
  • Training
  • Sundries (other odds and ends)

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Re: Tax deductible expenses in Vaud

did you check the software:

http://www.vaudtax.vd.ch/

and the docs therein?
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Hello, I was wondering if anyone out there has a list of all the allowable tax-deductable expenses for Vaud?

So far I have the following list which was checked by my accountant, but I'd be interested to know if I've missed anything:
  • Establishment expenses (i.e. rent, electricity, gas, water etc.)
  • Subscriptions and publications (books, magazines, business related memberships - including networks)
  • Telephone and email
  • Travel and Accomodation (car = 0.75chf per km, in Vaud. Also includes business lunches and any food or expenses incurred while away from the office)
  • Computer and Consumables
  • Printing, postage & stationery
  • Repairs and renewals
  • Clothing
  • Marketing (including the cost of networking events)
  • Training
  • Sundries (other odds and ends)
Cheers!
Permissible deductions depend on whether you are an employee, or self-employed or business person.
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Permissible deductions depend on whether you are an employee, or self-employed or business person.
I'm self-employed with my own set of accounts - but good to know that there is a difference.
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I'm self-employed with my own set of accounts - but good to know that there is a difference.
You can deduct all professional expenses directly required to generate business revenue.

Insurance premiums could be deducted. Clothing is doubtful unless you need special clothes for your profession.

Inevitably you will have some interesting discussions with the tax assessing officer. Particularly if the officer thinks that the deductions are an excessive percentage of the revenues.
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Re: Tax deductible expenses in Vaud

what about air tickets?
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what about air tickets?
if traveling to meet a customer.
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Hello, I was wondering if anyone out there has a list of all the allowable tax-deductable expenses for Vaud?

So far I have the following list which was checked by my accountant, but I'd be interested to know if I've missed anything:
  • Establishment expenses (i.e. rent, electricity, gas, water etc.)
  • Subscriptions and publications (books, magazines, business related memberships - including networks)
  • Telephone and email
  • Travel and Accomodation (car = 0.75chf per km, in Vaud. Also includes business lunches and any food or expenses incurred while away from the office)
  • Computer and Consumables
  • Printing, postage & stationery
  • Repairs and renewals
  • Clothing
  • Marketing (including the cost of networking events)
  • Training
  • Sundries (other odds and ends)
Cheers!
Have a thought also on deducting:
  • First pillar contribution (for tax purpose)
  • half of second for AVS
  • full of second for tax purpose
  • 3rd pillar for tax if no second
  • all costs related to "business assets" (= used for more than 50% for business purposes)
have thought also on VAT if you're self-employed...
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Re: Tax deductible expenses in Vaud

Anything and everything that is remotely conncected with your business, new computer (business use only of course) new i-phone (business calls only of course) airplane tickets and hotels (for business reasons only so try to avoid too many weekend trips, or make weekends last 3 days....) coffee for the Nespresso machine (but just the capsules for your punters).

As for your car either "sell it" to your company this way you can get a good chunk of cash out of the company as you buy the car for the most inflated price you find on Autoscout for similar (...) vehicle or you as private person rents the car to the company, The advantage of renting is if you go under, the car remains your property and not the company.

Don't forget all the restaurant bills entertaining clients, i tend not to go at weekend but during the week !
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