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Is tax returns filling required?

Hi,

I worked at Zurich canton for about 10.5 months ( April '16 - Feb '17) and overall earned less than CHF 120k before leaving the country. This is inclusive of taxes and insurance paid. Do I need to file tax returns?

Also any refunds of tax possible? I was on L permit. Thanks!

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Re: Is tax returns filling required?

Technically if you did not work for the whole year but per month salary was more than 10k then you are supposed to fill tax return. I assume you were on tax at source and there is a chance of tax refund only if you have some sort of deductible expenses for e.g. paying into pillar2/3, child care, education etc. Tax at source rates are very reasonable. Sometimes you may have to pay more tax if you do income tax return.

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Hi,

I worked at Zurich canton for about 10.5 months ( April '16 - Feb '17) and overall earned less than CHF 120k before leaving the country. This is inclusive of taxes and insurance paid. Do I need to file tax returns?

Also any refunds of tax possible? I was on L permit. Thanks!

Regards,
Vinay
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Re: Is tax returns filling required?

If your package is above 120K per annum, yes, you should submit.

When you pay tax at source its flat and canton dependent. In case, you submit annual returns you pay federal + cantonal + commune. Commune part is what it benefit or rip you apart.

Unless the commune you live is low taxed, you may not get a refund. Of course take in to consideration allowances if any as 'simple person' shared in case you prefer to submit.

Irrespective of whether you get a refund or not, if your monthly salary exceeds 10K, you should submit
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You should have already received the necessary forms or access details to the online tax declaration platform. If you have not, I would phone the authorities and ask.

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You should have already received the necessary forms or access details to the online tax declaration platform. If you have not, I would phone the authorities and ask.
I mean for 2016 tax.

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You should have already received the necessary forms or access details to the online tax declaration platform. If you have not, I would phone the authorities and ask.



I mean for 2016 tax.
If you earned over 10k a month they will contact you, no need to worry.
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