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cantonal, communal and federal taxes v quellensteur

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Can somebody explain the difference to bme between cantonal, communal and federal direct tax.


A prospective employer has told me that based on a salary of approx. CHF 140thd that I woul have the following deductions:

AHV/EV/IO 5.05%
ALV 1.5%
Accident they pay

Tax (Quellensteur) 9.5%


However, when i go to the ESTV tax calculator it says I will pay

Direct Federal of 3.8k
cantonal of 7.0k
Communal of 8.5k

The ESTV calculator seems to indicate much higher tax than that suggested by me employer. I don't want to get a nasty shock when I have to do a tax return. Maybe I am not comparing like with like eg. maybe Quellensteur does not cover all of these 3 taxes

Do you know which one is right

Thanks alot
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Re: cantonal, communal and federal taxes v quellensteur

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Hi

Can somebody explain the difference to bme between cantonal, communal and federal direct tax.


A prospective employer has told me that based on a salary of approx. CHF 140thd that I woul have the following deductions:

AHV/EV/IO 5.05%
ALV 1.5%
Accident they pay

Tax (Quellensteur) 9.5%


However, when i go to the ESTV tax calculator it says I will pay

Direct Federal of 3.8k
cantonal of 7.0k
Communal of 8.5k

The ESTV calculator seems to indicate much higher tax than that suggested by me employer. I don't want to get a nasty shock when I have to do a tax return. Maybe I am not comparing like with like eg. maybe Quellensteur does not cover all of these 3 taxes

Do you know which one is right

Thanks alot
If you are in Zürich, 9.5% over 140 is definitely wrong. The calculator seems about right.

The difference between the taxes is explained by their name, i.e. federal to the confederation, cantonal to the canton, communal to the commune.
You'll be only deducted a lump sum anyhow so don't bother.
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