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Old 24.02.2012, 11:55
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Tax Change from ZH to Thalwil

I have been living in temp accommodation since jan 1st and will be moving to my permanent residence in thalwil as of April 1st.

I am taxed at source so currently taxed based on central Zurich (temp accommodation location). As I understand it tht will be my tax code for the rest of this year.

Is there any way I can get my tax adjusted to thalwil levels as of April 1st? It's really a big saving that would help me greatly to settle in over coming months
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I have been living in temp accommodation since jan 1st and will be moving to my permanent residence in thalwil as of April 1st.

I am taxed at source so currently taxed based on central Zurich (temp accommodation location). As I understand it tht will be my tax code for the rest of this year.

Is there any way I can get my tax adjusted to thalwil levels as of April 1st? It's really a big saving that would help me greatly to settle in over coming months
Check with your HR dept, they will be able to tell you if they will start deducting at a different rate when you move. But, I think tax at source is the same rate wherever you live in the Kanton(I stand to be corrected on this if I am wrong).Adjustments only happen when you fill in the tax return. Have a look at the heaps of other threads on tax at source.
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I have been living in temp accommodation since jan 1st and will be moving to my permanent residence in thalwil as of April 1st.

I am taxed at source so currently taxed based on central Zurich (temp accommodation location). As I understand it tht will be my tax code for the rest of this year.

Is there any way I can get my tax adjusted to thalwil levels as of April 1st? It's really a big saving that would help me greatly to settle in over coming months
I assume by ZH you meant Zurich city?

Tax deduction/withholding at source is based on the standard tables provided by each canton. In your case, the tables provided by Canton of Zurich. There is NO difference in the withholding wherever in Canton Zurich. The withholding is based on canton average and will not change just because you move from the city to Thalwil. If you earn more than 120k a year, then you'll eventually be filing your tax and you'll pay the difference or receive a refund. If you're under 120k, you can still file for an adjustment, though not required.

However, since your move from Zurich city to Thalwil involves no change of canton, you will NOT be benefiting from the lower tax rate in Thalwil for 2012. For the entire year of 2012, you will be treated for tax purpose as someone living in Zurich city. The lower tax in Thalwil will only kick in beginning in 2013. This is how it works with the tax code. Unless you move to a difference canton later in 2012, you'll be taxed as Zurich city, not Thalwil.

ps. If you do change canton during the year, then it's pro-rated. Within the same canton, it's based on where you live/register on 1/1/xxxx of the year.

Sorry for the bad news!
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