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Married Couples new taxation ?

Good day everyone,
Is this true that some discounts have been just voted in July 2017 to reduce taxes for married couples when both work ??
We have been watching the evolution since the attempt of 28 February 2016 failed the voting...but seems like the federal government didn't give up because married couples who both work and earn were taxes much higher than when only one works.
Hope this is true, I found it on the government website, but it's still very unclear HERE (german & French): https://www.efd.admin.ch/efd/de/home...steuerung.html

If anyone knows, please share with us thanks
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Old 25.07.2017, 13:58
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Re: Married Couples new taxation ?

A law for deduction of more childcare costs has been proposed but still has to go through parliament. Another law where two alternative tax calculations for married couples will be made (one as is, the other as if the couple was unmarried) and the lowest will have to be paid is still in preparation. Thus no immediate changes.
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Old 25.07.2017, 14:22
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Re: Married Couples new taxation ?

My only personal experience is Malta where we could choose: separate as 2 singletones like the UK or added together like Switzerland.

I don't know which is better. Two high earners would (back of a fag packet calculation) be discriminated against, but where there is a difference the 2nd salary improves deductions at the marginal rate.
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Old 25.07.2017, 14:50
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Re: Married Couples new taxation ?

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If anyone else has more news/information, please share!

My recent marriage increased our combined tax bill by ~30%/year. Any relief would be most welcome!
There isnīt any news until and when/if that law is passed.
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Good day everyone,
Is this true that some discounts have been just voted in July 2017 to reduce taxes for married couples when both work ??
We have been watching the evolution since the attempt of 28 February 2016 failed the voting...but seems like the federal government didn't give up because married couples who both work and earn were taxes much higher than when only one works.
Hope this is true, I found it on the government website, but it's still very unclear HERE (german & French): https://www.efd.admin.ch/efd/de/home...steuerung.html

If anyone knows, please share with us thanks
Helena
Nothing has been voted in yet. A change of the law has been proposed and was open for comments by anyone interested or affected till July 12 2017.

Here the proposal in German: https://www.admin.ch/ch/d/gg/pc/docu...Entwurf_de.pdf

The proposed change of the law would allow deductions of up to CHF 24k for child care.

Now they will view through all comments, may adapt the proposed change, maybe hand it to the parliament, which may change the law as well, then both chambers, once they found a common text, will vote on the change, if the change passes, the Swiss voters have the final veto, if they gather 50k signatures within 100 days there will be a public vote.
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