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Confused about tax

Hi all,

I arrived in September with my wife and child, we all have Permis B. I work full time and so does my wife, although she started as a temp contract which has just changed to a permenant one. We both live and work in Switzerland.

As far as we are concerened, we pay the tax from our wages each month, my wife pays 34% and me 18% (she is the higher earner).

But my HR have asked me to contact our local tax office to do an 'inversion of our barêmes' for 2010 and to ask for this for 2011. I also have to do a declaration 'simplifiée'.

Both concern me as it sounds like we are both on the wrong tax codes and that we still have to do a declaration for the year.

I have tried to call the tax office several times, and will keep trying until I get hold of them. In the meantime I just wanted to know if anybody knew what I should expect? I am worried that I will have to foot another tax bill?

Any comments welcome

Thanks

Alex
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Old 11.01.2011, 13:25
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Hi all,

I arrived in September with my wife and child, we all have Permis B. I work full time and so does my wife, although she started as a temp contract which has just changed to a permenant one. We both live and work in Switzerland.

As far as we are concerened, we pay the tax from our wages each month, my wife pays 34% and me 18% (she is the higher earner).

But my HR have asked me to contact our local tax office to do an 'inversion of our barêmes' for 2010 and to ask for this for 2011. I also have to do a declaration 'simplifiée'.

Both concern me as it sounds like we are both on the wrong tax codes and that we still have to do a declaration for the year.

I have tried to call the tax office several times, and will keep trying until I get hold of them. In the meantime I just wanted to know if anybody knew what I should expect? I am worried that I will have to foot another tax bill?

Any comments welcome

Thanks

Alex
maybe you have to foot another tax bill or maybe you will get money back.

You fill in the form then wait a year or two & you will find out. Depends on how much you both earn, what tax was deducted & what deductions yuo are both entitled to.

Nobody can tell you before you complete the form what to expect.
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Re: Confused about tax

as well as filling out what ever they ask you to now, download their tax software and put together what would be an imaginary tax return and see what you would win/loose:

http://www.vd.ch/fr/themes/etat-droi...9/telecharger/
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