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How long until we receive income tax refund, BL?

Hi everyone,
We submitted our first tax refund through a tax consultancy for 2013, everything was submitted in Feb 2014.
we are here on a B permit and live in Basel land.
We are due a sizeable refund but after being spoiled by the speedy tax refunds in the UK system I am running out of patience.
Does anyone have a rough idea of the time it takes in BL for a refund?
We are very straightforward, nothing ultra complicated in our return.
Thanks
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Hi everyone,
We submitted our first tax refund through a tax consultancy for 2013, everything was submitted in Feb 2014.
we are here on a B permit and live in Basel land.
We are due a sizeable refund but after being spoiled by the speedy tax refunds in the UK system I am running out of patience.
Does anyone have a rough idea of the time it takes in BL for a refund?
We are very straightforward, nothing ultra complicated in our return.
Thanks

Don't hold your breath.....it can take a while. Patience is required.

Given that you have used a tax consultancy, why don't you ask them? They ought to have an idea.
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Old 21.11.2014, 15:07
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Re: How long until we receive income tax refund, BL?

It's not clear from your first post whether your expectation of a refund is from your tax consultancy's calculations, or if you have already received your definitive tax liability from the canton.

Your final liability can vary quite a bit from what the consultancy has calculated -- and it can take up to a year from the time you submit your return until you get back your definitive liability. Only once the definitive liability has been calculated can you request a refund of any balance overpaid.

Refunds are normally applied to the following year's tax liability by default -- so if you want the money refunded to you instead, you'll actually need to call or write to the tax authorities to request this.

Once you've made the request, the refund is relatively quick. I've always had the money in my account within two weeks of posting my request.
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Re: How long until we receive income tax refund, BL?

Thanks village idiot.
We only have the tax consultants conclusion so far, so are still waiting for the cantons final tax calculation. It is very reassuring to hear that the refund is typically very speedy.
So yes I suppose we have to wait for a final tax calculation from the canton, hope that should be soon.
We did ask out tax consultant who was vague and said she would chase it up if we hadn't heard by the end on 2014.
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Re: How long until we receive income tax refund, BL?

Sorry to resurrect a quiet thread, but what is the typical review time from the moment the tax return form is submitted until the review results are sent back? With Kanton Zurich it took them ~2 years. Is it ~1 year in BL as highlighted above?
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Hi everyone,
We submitted our first tax refund through a tax consultancy for 2013, everything was submitted in Feb 2014.
we are here on a B permit and live in Basel land.
We are due a sizeable refund but after being spoiled by the speedy tax refunds in the UK system I am running out of patience.
Does anyone have a rough idea of the time it takes in BL for a refund?
We are very straightforward, nothing ultra complicated in our return.
Thanks
Did you get a refund in the end? In my case a tax advisor calculated that ~3K will be returned to me, but in reality they actually charged me more
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Re: How long until we receive income tax refund, BL?

has anyone got any experience with how long the tax refunds take in canton Zug? hearing about zurich, basel etc does not fill me with much optimism that other cantons are much faster
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Some years, in Canton Vaud, it takes a few months. Some years it takes years.
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Re: How long until we receive income tax refund, BL?

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has anyone got any experience with how long the tax refunds take in canton Zug? hearing about zurich, basel etc does not fill me with much optimism that other cantons are much faster
Every Kanton is different. It’s normally a few months in Schwyz.
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Sorry to resurrect a quiet thread, but what is the typical review time from the moment the tax return form is submitted until the review results are sent back? With Kanton Zurich it took them ~2 years. Is it ~1 year in BL as highlighted above?
I have had it go 5+ years.

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I have had it go 5+ years.

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However you can always ask for a FULL refund of tax paid before they become legally binding 30 days after the final computation.
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However you can always ask for a FULL refund of tax paid before they become legally binding 30 days after the final computation.
5+ years until the final computation!

And I hadn't paid anything for several years!

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5+ years until the final computation!

And I hadn't paid anything for several years!

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No need as the demand is just a requesting advance & not legally binding. However you may have to pay some interest of a amount,
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No need as the demand is just a requesting advance & not legally binding. However you may have to pay some interest of a amount,
I had 4 years of taxes to pay in a single year!

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I had 4 years of taxes to pay in a single year!

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Imagine you received an advance bill for each year? In BL they generally use figures of two years earlier (2021 will pick up on 2019 even if 2020 is already definite) and therefore questionable. The idea is to calculate what you owe and adjust your payment.

If you cover the provisional demand, no interest is due even if the definite amount is higher. TI might be different - always a bit special
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Imagine you received an advance bill for each year?
Yes, and never paid them.

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P.S. Interest was only due as of the date of the final calculation.
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You should move to the Grisons! They pride themselves on being stubborn
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P.S. Interest was only due as of the date of the final calculation.
As usual, Ticines are lenient
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As usual, Ticines are lenient civilized
FTFY.

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