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Getting the bill instead of refund after completing the tax declaration?!

Hello everybody,

I am married person, holder of B permit who lives in Zurich. I pay taxes at source. Recently I got a paper from tax authorities saying that I have to pay around 200 SFR in addition to all the taxes I paid in 2005.
I did complete tax declaration form for 2005 about 2 years ago, I managed to reduce the taxable amount (minus ~20.000SFR) by claiming deductions.

Now, I got a letter from federal tax office and from local one (i.e. community and cantoon) saying that I have to pay more. I am quite suprised since I was expecting the opposite effect. Since my initial taxable amount (mentioned at lohnausweis) is 20.000SFR higher than final negotiated one (after applying tax declaration), I expect that I paid more taxes that it was required.

Does anyone have any idea about the possible reason?


thanks a lot in advance!

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Old 15.10.2007, 20:38
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Re: Getting the bill instead of refund after completing the tax declaration?!

Do you earn more than the 110k and if so did you do your own tax return.

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Re: Getting the bill instead of refund after completing the tax declaration?!

It could be that some of your deductions were not accepted. They should have sent a letter explaining what's going on.
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Re: Getting the bill instead of refund after completing the tax declaration?!

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Do you earn more than the 110k and if so did you do your own tax return.

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To make it more specific. The initial taxable amount (i.e. from lohnausweis) was 140K. After completing the tax decalartion form and making all the deductions it has been reduced to 117K.
The amount 117K was accepted by the authorities since the calculations they did are based on this amount (appears in both letters - federal and local one).

The first letter was from federal office saying" based on 117K you have to pay amount A. Please do not pay it yeat since it is will sent to local tax office"

The second letter was from local tax office: "based on 117K, your Einfache Staatsteuer is B. Taking into account that Staatsteuer and Gemeindesteuer feet are 100 and 122 respectively, you have to pay amount (1 x B + 1.22 x B) = C. You paid so far amount D, please pay us (C minus D) = ~200SFR"

So, the calculations look ok for me.. But logically I can not get it I assume that I paid taxes at sources correctly (for example, when my marriage status was changing, birht of a child - tax office was reacting almost imeddiately).

Thanks again!
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Re: Getting the bill instead of refund after completing the tax declaration?!

Tariffs for taxation at source and normal taxation are not exactly the same. Hence the difference.
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Re: Getting the bill instead of refund after completing the tax declaration?!

Thanks Shorrick Mk2!! It makes sense now..
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