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Old 08.07.2016, 23:45
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converting Halb tax to GA student

i'm planning to convert my Halb tax card to GA student card but i don't know how to go about this?
Do i have to cancel my halb tax and get a refund? My halbtax will expire next year.
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Old 08.07.2016, 23:47
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Re: converting Halb tax to GA student

Go to an SBB shop, show the card and tell them what you want. They will convert it
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Old 09.07.2016, 00:14
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Re: converting Halb tax to GA student

ok but how much do i still need to pay?
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Re: converting Halb tax to GA student

roegner has given the best advice. Going to SBB counter will get answers to all your questions. They will check for the remaining months on your HalbTax and give you a refund accordingly. This amount you can then deduct from the total you need to pay for your GA.
I do not think that people on EF will be able to tell you how much you will need to pay exactly.
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Re: converting Halb tax to GA student

Generally it is not possible to get refund on halbtax. Other subscriptions like Annual pass, monthly pass, GA, you can cancel and get refund for the remaining period. But in case of halbtax refund is not possible
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Old 10.07.2016, 11:32
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Re: converting Halb tax to GA student

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Generally it is not possible to get refund on halbtax. Other subscriptions like Annual pass, monthly pass, GA, you can cancel and get refund for the remaining period. But in case of halbtax refund is not possible
Not true. If you convert your Halbtax to a GA or something like that, you will get a refund for the unused part. Did that last year
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Re: converting Halb tax to GA student

Oh! I remember I asking them at SBB counter once. They said, halbtax is yearly and it is possible that some one just use in the first month and would like to cancel. Because of this type of possibilities they will not refund for remaining 11 months. If you have got it done once, may be it is possible now, I need to check. Even I want to cancel one of the halbtax cards in the family and get a GA.
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Re: converting Halb tax to GA student

If you make an upgrade to the GA , the sbb will refund the partially term of the
Half fare card, so head for the sbb asap.
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Re: converting Halb tax to GA student

Just to confirm. I upgraded my daughters halb tax to a GA student two months ago and they will discount you the difference.
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