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Old 05.11.2016, 15:33
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Witholding Tax Deficit with Gemeinde and Kanton

Hi all, I've recently received 2 invoices after providing my tax return for period May 2015 - December 2015 (I moved here in May).

I lived in Schindellegi, Feusisberg in Kanton Schwyz during that time but my employer was based in Zurich. Between the 2 invoices, they are asking for nearly 10k CHF! I asked my employer if they grossly miscalculated my witholding tax and they said no - it's a fairly simple calculation based on rates provided to them by the tax offices. What they've told me is they spoke to the Gemeinde and Kanton and that there is a delay in Kantons sending witholding tax money to eachother and they understand that my tax has only been paid up until August 2015 - so essentially Kanton Zurich owes them 4 months of tax.

I'm struggling to see why this is my problem and why I should pay out this amount of cash when I've paid my taxes and this appears to be a delay in Kantons exchanging money.

Can anyone lend any advice or maybe you've been in the same situation?
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Old 05.11.2016, 15:51
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Re: Witholding Tax Deficit with Gemeinde and Kanton

I had a similar issue when i moved from Zürich to Schwyz. I spoke to my Gemeinde and they recommended speaking to the withholding tax official at Kantonal tax office. He agreed that there was money owed from Zürich and said they were really slow at transferring. He put a block on my bill from the Kanton and sent an email to the Gemeinde asking them to do the same.

Can't say for sure if he speaks English or not, so if you don't speak German, it may be worth getting someone to call on your behalf.
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