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Tax rate after childbirth - which year?

Hello all,

Long time reader, first time poster here.

I have what I think is a pretty straightforward question that I cannot find an answer for on the forum.

We (unmarried, C-permit holders in Zürich) got our first child in October 2018. When filing the tax declaration for 2018 in March, will we benefit from the lower tax rate (due to our child) already for the full tax year 2018, or will that not be taken into consideration until tax year 2019?

Also, I understand that only one of us can claim the child deduction. However, will both of us be able to move into the 1 child tax rate? Or is that also just for one parent.

Thanks in advance for any answers!
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Re: Tax rate after childbirth - which year?

If you get married on December 31st they will still mark the full tax year as being married.


I can only guess that it is the same for kids, it will apply to the full year.


I guess they'll correct any overpaid taxes with the tax return?
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Old 08.05.2019, 15:45
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Re: Tax rate after childbirth - which year?

Just got a reply back from the Tax office on this: they will start paying the month after the birth.


Hmm, double standards then.
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Re: Tax rate after childbirth - which year?

One question I can answer: as Troublawesome mentions, if your kid is born on the 31st of December, it counts as if you had the kid the whole year. (Hence the reason my husband kept pressuring me into popping the kid out before midnight. )

Can't help with the other questions.
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