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Old 16.01.2008, 23:23
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Tax and deductions...advice please?

Can anyone tell me if this sounds right please.....I just got my first month pay slip for December last year. I work in Aigle and live in Lausanne and have deductions of Cotisation AVS of 5.05%, Cotisation chomage of 1%, Cotisations LPP of 5.6% and Impot source of 22%.....seems like a lot in a country I thought was supposed to be low tax given they aren't paying for the Iraq war etc?
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Re: Tax and deductions...advice please?

All the figures (AVS, pension and unemployment insurance) sound right. For determining your tax you can use the website

http://www.estv.admin.ch/e/dienstlei...uerrechner.htm

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Re: Tax and deductions...advice please?

If your brutto salary is 13'000 CHF, then I would say it is correct, yes.



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Can anyone tell me if this sounds right please.....I just got my first month pay slip for December last year. I work in Aigle and live in Lausanne and have deductions of Cotisation AVS of 5.05%, Cotisation chomage of 1%, Cotisations LPP of 5.6% and Impot source of 22%.....seems like a lot in a country I thought was supposed to be low tax given they aren't paying for the Iraq war etc?
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Can anyone tell me if this sounds right please.....I just got my first month pay slip for December last year. I work in Aigle and live in Lausanne and have deductions of Cotisation AVS of 5.05%, Cotisation chomage of 1%, Cotisations LPP of 5.6% and Impot source of 22%.....seems like a lot in a country I thought was supposed to be low tax given they aren't paying for the Iraq war etc?
Is 22% tax not low enough?
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Can anyone tell me if this sounds right please.....I just got my first month pay slip for December last year. I work in Aigle and live in Lausanne and have deductions of Cotisation AVS of 5.05%, Cotisation chomage of 1%, Cotisations LPP of 5.6% and Impot source of 22%.....seems like a lot in a country I thought was supposed to be low tax given they aren't paying for the Iraq war etc?
Just as a point you are at 22% on a single person, no children with church tax rate but I cannot find any tax at source figures for canton vaud that are without church tax - I Assume at least the other two points single 0 children are correct. This church tax makes about 1.5% of difference... Also note that with 13K per month you will need to complete a tax return which will reduce your tax burden somewhat if you start planning for what you can claim now, 3rd pillar, travel, etc
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Also note that with 13K per month you will need to complete a tax return which will reduce your tax burden somewhat if you start planning for what you can claim now, 3rd pillar, travel, etc
Richard, is there a list of such deductibles somewhere on line (in English or French if poss)? If not, could you give us a quickie list of the main ones - I understand about the 3rd pillar, but for example what travel can you allow for..?

And please can you let me know when the tax years run from - is it calendar years, or something random like April to April?

Apologies if this takes the thread off topic for employment; please move to Finance etc if that's more appropriate.

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