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Hallo.
Today I will for the first time complete the tax return in Switzerland.
I am not obliged though, but the company I work hired PWC to file the tax return for me.
The jerks from PWC ask me to provide them with the tax assessment from Spain, for 2011,which of course is not available at the moment.
Because I came in Switzerland in August, I will have to be taxed in Spain. So can anybody tell me why PWC want the tax assessment from Spain???
Do I need to include the tax assessment from spain in order to complete the tax return in Switzerland, while beeing taxed for the world income in Spain??
The problem is that I am thinking of not declaring in Spain what I gained in Switzerland. The Spanish tax authorities just want to see what I earned in Switzerland and what tax I paid. Then for the rest, I will have to pay additional tax in Spain!!! this is crazy, because they do not care if I have spent the whole salary in rent, kindergarden, cost of living...They do not take that into consideration, and they tax me as if I was in Spain!!!!
Can anybody tell me if I am obliged to provide PWC with the tax assessment and tax return in Spain??? I an too confused with PWC jerks...
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Old 09.03.2012, 15:38
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Why are they jerks? For doing their job? Did they kick your puppy or something?




Why don't you just ask PWC why they need this information?
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Hallo.
Today I will for the first time complete the tax return in Switzerland.
I am not obliged though, but the company I work hired PWC to file the tax return for me.
The jerks from PWC ask me to provide them with the tax assessment from Spain, for 2011,which of course is not available at the moment.
Because I came in Switzerland in August, I will have to be taxed in Spain. So can anybody tell me why PWC want the tax assessment from Spain???
Do I need to include the tax assessment from spain in order to complete the tax return in Switzerland, while beeing taxed for the world income in Spain??
The problem is that I am thinking of not declaring in Spain what I gained in Switzerland. The Spanish tax authorities just want to see what I earned in Switzerland and what tax I paid. Then for the rest, I will have to pay additional tax in Spain!!! this is crazy, because they do not care if I have spent the whole salary in rent, kindergarden, cost of living...They do not take that into consideration, and they tax me as if I was in Spain!!!!
Can anybody tell me if I am obliged to provide PWC with the tax assessment and tax return in Spain??? I an too confused with PWC jerks...
PWC will be unable to fill in the form without all the information , your liable to tax on your world wide income on ch if you live here. They want you to benefit from tax treaties in both countries . I suspect your Spanish liability will be more but you will get credit for any tax paid here.
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Hallo.
The problem is that I am thinking of not declaring in Spain what I gained in Switzerland. The Spanish tax authorities just want to see what I earned in Switzerland and what tax I paid. Then for the rest, I will have to pay additional tax in Spain!!! this is crazy, because they do not care if I have spent the whole salary in rent, kindergarden, cost of living...They do not take that into consideration, and they tax me as if I was in Spain!!!!
So it's the fault of someone else that you didn't bother to determine what your tax obligations are to Spain and what things cost in Switzerland before moving here? You also then have a problem with them not wanting to collaborate in your illegal tax evasion? I must be missing something.
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Re: Tax Return and PWC ...scientists...

I started my job in Switzerland on the 1st of June one year. My company paid for KPMG to assist me:

1. to make a declartion to the country where I was resident Jan1-May31.
2. to make a declaration in Switzerland where I was resident Jun1-Dec31.

I paid tax to the first country for the first six months, and tax to Switzerland for the second half. I did not declare my Swiss salary to the first country, and I did not declare my first salary to the Swiss; I only declared what I earned during the period I was resident in that country (as advised).

So I was not double-taxed at all. In fact there are a number of agreements between Switzerland and other countries to ensure you are not double-taxed. By the sound of it, your situation is similar? Note however that the Swiss declaartuion is on wealth rather than income. I did have to (and mostly did) tell the Swiss authorities what assets I had in other countries.

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PWC will be unable to fill in the form without all the information , your liable to tax on your world wide income on ch if you live here. They want you to benefit from tax treaties in both countries . I suspect your Spanish liability will be more but you will get credit for any tax paid here.

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