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Tax crimes

Hello Ladies and Gents,

I have tried to search the info on the web but with no success so far. I am looking for information on the tax crimes in Switzerland - what is considered as a crime and how is it punished. As far as I know there are two terms - please help me with them. This is regarding Swiss nationals, not foreigners.
Why I am looking for this info? I know someone who has hidden taxes from the system. He is Swiss and did this a while ago. Basically he has provided wrong information to the Swiss authorities in order to avoid paying taxes. He did not just hide information but he provided wrong information. Can anyone help me with if this is a crime and how is it punishable.
I will greatly appreciate any info.
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Old 02.08.2014, 21:05
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Hello Ladies and Gents,

I have tried to search the info on the web but with no success so far. I am looking for information on the tax crimes in Switzerland - what is considered as a crime and how is it punished. As far as I know there are two terms - please help me with them. This is regarding Swiss nationals, not foreigners.
Why I am looking for this info? I know someone who has hidden taxes from the system. He is Swiss and did this a while ago. Basically he has provided wrong information to the Swiss authorities in order to avoid paying taxes. He did not just hide information but he provided wrong information. Can anyone help me with if this is a crime and how is it punishable.
I will greatly appreciate any info.
They won't find out unless he tells them, slap on the hand & 1000 CHF fine, it's not a criminal offence .
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Old 02.08.2014, 21:31
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What's have they done to piss you off?

Seems like a valid question.
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Hello Ladies and Gents,

I have tried to search the info on the web but with no success so far. I am looking for information on the tax crimes in Switzerland - what is considered as a crime and how is it punished. As far as I know there are two terms - please help me with them. This is regarding Swiss nationals, not foreigners.
Why I am looking for this info? I know someone who has hidden taxes from the system. He is Swiss and did this a while ago. Basically he has provided wrong information to the Swiss authorities in order to avoid paying taxes. He did not just hide information but he provided wrong information. Can anyone help me with if this is a crime and how is it punishable.
I will greatly appreciate any info.
Do your friend a favour and tell him to stop advertising it on the WWW.
Do you by any chance work for the EST? (Eidgenössische Steuerverwaltung)
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Old 03.08.2014, 10:39
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Hello Ladies and Gents,

I have tried to search the info on the web but with no success so far. I am looking for information on the tax crimes in Switzerland - what is considered as a crime and how is it punished. As far as I know there are two terms - please help me with them. This is regarding Swiss nationals, not foreigners.
Why I am looking for this info? I know someone who has hidden taxes from the system. He is Swiss and did this a while ago. Basically he has provided wrong information to the Swiss authorities in order to avoid paying taxes. He did not just hide information but he provided wrong information. Can anyone help me with if this is a crime and how is it punishable.
I will greatly appreciate any info.
I searched on "steuerhinterziehung" and found this website from a law firm, which covers Swiss tax evasion and fraud. It looks fairly extensive but is in German:

http://www.steuer-hinterziehung.ch/

It lists the Swiss federal codes that cover tax evasion and fraud. Possibly you could search on these to find more information in a language other than German.

The website mentions that there may be cantonal deviations from the Swiss federal code so you might also wish to search for the canton in question.
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Old 03.08.2014, 12:23
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What's have they done to piss you off?

Seems like a valid question.
I'm expecting someone to be going through a bitter divorce right now
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Re: Tax crimes

Hi and sorry for the delayed reply. Why do some threats deviate from the topic? Please don't answer to this question, but help me find an answer to the one I have started a threat for .
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Old 27.09.2014, 00:07
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Re: Tax crimes

Really???? You posted this on August 2nd and only now have an urge to look into this?
And if you check the forum you`ll see that this "deviation" is quite normal and in my opinion nice!
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Old 27.09.2014, 09:35
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I have tried to search the info on the web but with no success so far. I am looking for information on the tax crimes in Switzerland - what is considered as a crime and how is it punished. As far as I know there are two terms - please help me with them. This is regarding Swiss nationals, not foreigners.
Why I am looking for this info? I know someone who has hidden taxes from the system. He is Swiss and did this a while ago. Basically he has provided wrong information to the Swiss authorities in order to avoid paying taxes. He did not just hide information but he provided wrong information. Can anyone help me with if this is a crime and how is it punishable.
I will greatly appreciate any info.
Why do you care what someone else is doing?
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Hi and sorry for the delayed reply. Why do some threats deviate from the topic? Please don't answer to this question, but help me find an answer to the one I have started a threat for .
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If he deliberatly avoided tax by fraudulent means, such as showing falsified dox, or by setting up a scheme to retain control of the money off-shore, this is considered fraud and you have BIG problems, fines, jail etc

For "forgetting" to declare an account this is evasion which usualy just has a fine attached to it, if you are caught out.
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Re: Tax crimes

Thank you Today only! Your reply has been the most useful one.

Rob1, are you Swiss? Why do you care what someone else is asking? I know Swiss like to stick their heads in the sand as far as it comes to neighbors/strangers, but other societies care a lot what their fellow country men are doing.
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Swiss... haha. As for swiss stick heads in sand, its the total opposite. I would say slap head and sean sums it up perfectly.
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Re: Tax crimes

From what I heard in the office (be careful) but hiding is more or less ok...you just get a fine (~10 to 20% the amount).
However making obvious false/wrong declaration is way more severe and is consider as a crime.
If you really want to get a more proper assessment there is only one way: laywer...
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