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Possible for C permit holder to pay tax deducted at source?

Hello,
I have a C permit and so moved to paying my own taxes a couple of years back, I'm paid by a Zurich company but live and work in Geneva.
I'd like to have tax deducted at source as :-
1. I don't like managing the damned tax forms/payments.
2. It seems to end up being more expensive now than when tax was deducted at source.

Does anyone know if it's possible?
I did ask the payroll company(my official employers), they said no but I suspect them of not wanting to bother with it so don't really trust their answer.
Thanks in advance for any replies.
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Re: Possible for C permit holder to pay tax deducted at source?

Your employer is not allowed to do this via payroll.
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Hello,
I have a C permit and so moved to paying my own taxes a couple of years back, I'm paid by a Zurich company but live and work in Geneva.
I'd like to have tax deducted at source as :-
1. I don't like managing the damned tax forms/payments.
2. It seems to end up being more expensive now than when tax was deducted at source.

Does anyone know if it's possible?
I did ask the payroll company(my official employers), they said no but I suspect them of not wanting to bother with it so don't really trust their answer.
Thanks in advance for any replies.
It's not possible either for the employer to deduct, nor to move back to tax at source even if that was cheaper (which is not inconceivable if you live in an expensive commune and did not previously complete a return say).

You can always set up a standing order either to your own separate "tax at source account" bank account and then just pay over on the due dates.

Alternatively, if you think you will touch the monies, you can always set it up to pay it over to the tax authorities monthly directly as long as you stay ahead of the actual due amounts in total. Quote the relevant tax reference code and it should end up on your tax account. But could get into a mess between taxes and years.
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Re: Possible for C permit holder to pay tax deducted at source?

Nope, not possible once you're a C permit holder or earn over CHF120,000 a year. If you don't like doing the forms, then look for a Swiss tax accountant who could do them for you.
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Re: Possible for C permit holder to pay tax deducted at source?

If you pay in advance, you earn interest at a reasonable rate as well.
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Re: Possible for C permit holder to pay tax deducted at source?

The interest rate the canton pays is better than what our bank offers - so paying in advance is a fairly decent 'investment'.
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