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Payslips - is it a legal requirement in CH to provide them?

Hello All

I was wondering if you could help me with a query.

Is it a legal requirement in CH to provide payslips for any work undertaken? If it is could you point me in the right direction for the official wording or document.

I really appreciate any help, as I am currently not getting any payslips!!!!! But have been working for a company since May (am getting paid, but no idea how much tax etc I am paying, or even if the amount I am being paid is really correct).

Thanks :-)

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Re: Payslips - is it a legal requirement in CH to provide them?

Did you ask them? An engineering company I worked for stopped doing it because it was too much work for the dappy secretary to produce them. I complained and they reinstated them.

No idea what the legal stance is on it but it's always worth asking at the horse's mouth first.
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Re: Payslips - is it a legal requirement in CH to provide them?

Hi

Yes have asked and go the same answer as you....."it is too much trouble to produce them and costs too much money" I wish they would provide them!!!

But I work on an ad hoc basis, and have no idea if I am actually being paid the right amount and if Quellensteuer is being removed.


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Are you able view them online on the company intranet ?
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Re: Payslips - is it a legal requirement in CH to provide them?

It's not a legal requirement, however they have to give you a yearly form by the 31st March for the previous year.
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Re: Payslips - is it a legal requirement in CH to provide them?

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It's not a legal requirement, however they have to give you a yearly form by the 31st March for the previous year.
Depends on the canton, here it's April 30th.

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Re: Payslips - is it a legal requirement in CH to provide them?

I only get one if there have been any changes to my salary (increase, bonus, 13 month). If a month is the same as the preceding one, they don't print out a new one (unless I ask).
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Re: Payslips - is it a legal requirement in CH to provide them?

I am not sure about the legal requirements, I think the company has to provide them somehow but it does not have to be on paper. However, sometimes you need them for tax purposes, so make sure you get them!

My husband had a problem because he did not print out all his payslips and left the company. A year later the authorities informed us that they could not process his tax return because they need the monthly slips, not just the yearly overview. Old company was not exactly helpful, as they said it was the employee's responsibility to print out the slips, but after a letter from a lawyer they did send some copies...
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The Swiss tax authority don't want a monthly slip , they want the annual statement required by law.
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Re: Payslips - is it a legal requirement in CH to provide them?

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The Swiss tax authority don't want a monthly slip , they want the annual statement required by law.
Canton Bern (where we were living at the time) specifically requested the monthly slips, which we did not have. Maybe they wanted to double check something, I don't know, but I am talking from experience when I say that it was a really annoying situation which I would try to avoid in the future.
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The Swiss tax authority don't want a monthly slip , they want the annual statement required by law.
Actually, at least some Kantons, SG included, require the monthly payment slips in order to cross check the payments with the annual summary. Due the the complex way the retro-calculations work, and the potential for companies to mess up, they often do not match and an adjustment may be necessry.
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Re: Payslips - is it a legal requirement in CH to provide them?

Hi Guys

Thanks so much for your comments.

Yes the reason I would like monthly payslips is that I work part time for 3 different employers throughout the year and so calculating the correct amount of tax I should pay is a little bit of a nightmare. Over the course of the year I actually pay too much Quellensteuer as it is taxed on your monthly income for that month. Having payslips from each employer makes it a lot easier for the end of year accounts. I get payslips from 2 of the 3 employers but the third is not being quite so helpful.
Also as I work on an ad hoc basis without payslips it is quite difficult to see how much quellensteuer I have actually paid for that month.

Thanks again for the comments, I guess I just have to ask my employer again, if they will give me a payslip.

cheers

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