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Divorce and taxes

Hi All,

My spouse and I are probably getting divorced in April and I was wondering about the tax implications for the remainder of 2021.

I am currently taxed at source and we are both employed. For instance, I have been taxed at a higher rate (the joint marriage rate) for the first 4 months of the year, but will be single for the last 8 months (and should be lower rates).

Therefore when I go to file my 2021 taxes at the end of the year, can I claim back a refund for the 4 months of "married tax" that I paid before the divorce?

Thanks very much.
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Hi All,

My spouse and I are probably getting divorced in April and I was wondering about the tax implications for the remainder of 2021.

I am currently taxed at source and we are both employed. For instance, I have been taxed at a higher rate (the joint marriage rate) for the first 4 months of the year, but will be single for the last 8 months (and should be lower rates).

Therefore when I go to file my 2021 taxes at the end of the year, can I claim back a refund for the 4 months of "married tax" that I paid before the divorce?

Thanks very much.
After we got separated (not yet divorced) Winterthur returned all the money we had already paid for the year and said "do it again separately".
Taxpeople are usually informed about your marital status.

That was actually unique as Winterthur stalls every year to return the money they are supposed to return.
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After we got separated (not yet divorced) Winterthur returned all the money we had already paid for the year and said "do it again separately".
Taxpeople are usually informed about your marital status.

That was actually unique as Winterthur stalls every year to return the money they are supposed to return.
Thanks for your quick reply!

On a side note, how have you managed the separation without the divorce for tax purposes? We are trying to do the process quickly just to have it over with but are trying to figure out the most economical way of doing the paperwork etc. Would be great if we can file for a separation while in the midst of the divorce process. (We're in Canton Vaud)
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Thanks for your quick reply!

On a side note, how have you managed the separation without the divorce for tax purposes? We are trying to do the process quickly just to have it over with but are trying to figure out the most economical way of doing the paperwork etc. Would be great if we can file for a separation while in the midst of the divorce process. (We're in Canton Vaud)
I'm sorry I can't help you on this. We didn't even report the separation officially so I have no idea how this all happened in detail. He did move to an other canton though and that's probably how it became known to officials.

You can do an official separation though. Best contact the bureau d'état civil in your town to find out how it's done.
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