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Decuct Car travel to work (TAX RELATED)

Hi Guys

I have heard that it should be possible to decuct some cost when you are travelling to work in own car, can anyone confirm that??

I'll be working as an IT project manager for a consultancy company and need my car dailly since I might have to go urgent to a customer even it's not scheduled that day.

The rules I've heard is:

If you file a tax return, you can, if you can prove one of the following:

- The distance from your home to the nearest public transport stop (or work to nearest stop) is more than 1 km
- The total time spent commuting per day is more than 2 hours 30 min
- You need your car for work-related and/or medical reasons

So for me seems like option 3 is what I need to enter, since the car is needed for work-related things.

Hope someone can help me :-)

Carsten
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Old 28.07.2011, 18:12
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Re: Decuct Car travel to work (TAX RELATED)

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Hi Guys

I have heard that it should be possible to decuct some cost when you are travelling to work in own car, can anyone confirm that??

I'll be working as an IT project manager for a consultancy company and need my car dailly since I might have to go urgent to a customer even it's not scheduled that day.

The rules I've heard is:

If you file a tax return, you can, if you can prove one of the following:

- The distance from your home to the nearest public transport stop (or work to nearest stop) is more than 1 km
- The total time spent commuting per day is more than 2 hours 30 min
- You need your car for work-related and/or medical reasons

So for me seems like option 3 is what I need to enter, since the car is needed for work-related things.

Hope someone can help me :-)

Carsten
the tax office should be able to help you with the precise definition. Normally they are very cooperative and willing to help.

nice introduction BTW.
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Old 28.07.2011, 18:15
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Re: Decuct Car travel to work (TAX RELATED)

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Hi Guys

I have heard that it should be possible to decuct some cost when you are travelling to work in own car, can anyone confirm that??

I'll be working as an IT project manager for a consultancy company and need my car dailly since I might have to go urgent to a customer even it's not scheduled that day.

The rules I've heard is:

If you file a tax return, you can, if you can prove one of the following:

- The distance from your home to the nearest public transport stop (or work to nearest stop) is more than 1 km
- The total time spent commuting per day is more than 2 hours 30 min
- You need your car for work-related and/or medical reasons

So for me seems like option 3 is what I need to enter, since the car is needed for work-related things.

Hope someone can help me :-)

Carsten
Yes you can claim, depending on distance from work you might get more by claiming you cycle to work as it's a fixed amount.

I work in various places, when it's Geneva I get 404 CHF allowance for KM's driven!
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the tax office should be able to help you with the precise definition. Normally they are very cooperative and willing to help.

nice introduction BTW.
Yeah I know that Gemeinde is able to help me, just I'm in US currently on a business trip so thought someone could help me right away :-)

I'll write an email to them to ask what's the best thing.
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