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Dental bills tax deductable?

Are dental/medical bills, not covered by medical insurance, tax deductable?
Are health insurance premuims deductable?

Books for work?

Where can I find tax scales in English?

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Old 16.05.2008, 11:07
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Re: Dental bills tax deductable?

Yes your can have it insured with your health company but you need a form and the dentis needs to fill it in and then the health company will deciede if they take you or not it is a extra and not in the normal insurance....

not sure if it's tax deductable.....

hope someone else can help better than me....
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Old 16.05.2008, 11:13
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Are dental/medical bills, not covered by medical insurance, tax deductable?
Are health insurance premuims deductable?
Health-related costs that aren't covered by your insurance (e.g. the deductibles) are tax deductible in some cantons. However, the costs need to be significant. In Basel-Land you can't deduct anything below 8% of your taxable income.

I had laser eye-surgery last year and a very costly tooth-issue and it still wasn't enough to deduct anything :-(
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Re: Dental bills tax deductable?

In Canton Zurich, if medial bills that you pay and are not refunded by your health fund (ie dental bill, the excess (10%) you pay yourself on all medical bills) exceeds 5% of your net income (ie taxable income before deducting medical bills item 21 of the current tax form).

The deduction is done in item 22 of the 2007 tax form and requires an additional form (Hilfblatt) which is included with the downloadable a tax form.

So it is a good idea for all the family to synchronise their dental work in one tax year and ensure your dentist bills you in the year and doesn't charge for December treatment in January...
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Re: Dental bills tax deductable?

Thanks that confirms what I was told but could find nothing about it in all the tax info...why do they keep it such a secret I wonder? Do you have the link to the downloadable tax doc. you referred to please?
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Old 16.05.2008, 11:50
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Thanks that confirms what I was told but could find nothing about it in all the tax info...why do they keep it such a secret I wonder? Do you have the link to the downloadable tax doc. you referred to please?
Cantonal Tax Offices

Books are also decutable if they are for your work or further education. The tax tables that come with your tax form are in figures, so don't need to be in English...
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Re: Dental bills tax deductable?

I've so just spent a large sum of money on dental work done abroad (>€5K). Is it tax deductible in Basel-Stadt?
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I've so just spent a large sum of money on dental work done abroad (>€5K). Is it tax deductible in Basel-Stadt?
Worth trying. AbFab has described the Zurich Rules. Basel probably has similar.
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