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quellensteuer for hourly work (Basel Stadt)

Does anyone know if there is special rules in calculating quellensteur when you are been paid by the hour?

I work between 42-60 hours a week and get paid by the hour. would my tax be calculated differently than if i was on a fixed monthly salary?

Also is the Basel tax worked out on a pro-rata basis? Last month I started work on the 7th November. my employer took the money I earned that month divided it by 24(remaining days in Nov) and multiplied it by 30. With this figure she based the tax percentage on.
Now naturally the figure is more than I actually earned and therefore my tax percentage is also higher.

Does anyone know if this is standard practice for calculating the quellensteuer? Every company that I have worked foe in Basel has calculated it differently.
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Re: quellensteuer for hourly work (Basel Stadt)

Seems fair to me to divide by the number of remaining days in the month and multiplying by 30.

More accurately it would be better to divide by the number of remaining working days and then multiplying by the number of working days in the month but I don't think this is any different.
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Re: quellensteuer for hourly work (Basel Stadt)

I can comment on Quellensteuer in Aargau and am sure it will be the same in Basel.

There are tables which have the rates which increase the more your gross income is.

You will be under tax bracket A if you are a single man or woman, B for married with kids, D for flat rate 10% bracket (which is normally used for second jobs), dont know what C is but its irrelevant to your question anyway.

I will give you a couple of examples (remember these are Aargau rates:

Tax bracket A

Gross Income CHF %

2601-2650 70 2.7
2651-2700 74 2.8

4351-4400 297 6.8
4401-4450 305 6.9

7151-7200 789 11
7201-7250 801 11.1

If you can get a hold of the tables from Basel you can check it out for yourself. It doesnt matter if you earn a monthly salary, and hourly rate or even only work a part of the month. The rate is calculated from the exact amount that you have earned gross.
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Re: quellensteuer for hourly work (Basel Stadt)

...and by the way, i disagree with that pro-rata amount.

contact the Quellensteuer dept in basel to confirm
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Re: quellensteuer for hourly work (Basel Stadt)

check here for all the info,

scroll down for the rates

http://www.steuer.bs.ch/19000_mb_qst...und_tarife.pdf
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Re: quellensteuer for hourly work (Basel Stadt)

cheers for the links. yeh i have the tax tables already but cant see how it is calculated properly.
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Re: quellensteuer for hourly work (Basel Stadt)

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cheers for the links. yeh i have the tax tables already but cant see how it is calculated properly.
You mean you cant understand how the rates on the tables are calculated or you can understand how your employer calculates the deduction?

if the latter, then your employer is probably deducting worng, it should be straightforward
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Does anyone know if this is standard practice for calculating the quellensteuer? Every company that I have worked foe in Basel has calculated it differently.
In the past, it was not calculated pro-rata in cases where I worked for less than a full month. However, recently with my new employer it was, which also surprised me. I asked them and they said that is what is supposed to be done. This is in Zurich. I will probably call the quellensteuer to confirm, and I would recommend you do the same in Basel.
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