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Moving canton, tax at source


I have the B permit and I am planning to move canton in September, most likely to ZH.

Since I am taxed at source, will I pay pro rata in canton A and canton B - or will I have to pay taxes for the full year in for example ZH if I live there 31.12? Simply put: will i pay tax in the canton i live in at the time of payout?

Have seen some other threads, but a lot of confusing information. I am earning less than required for filing the tax returns.
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Re: Moving canton, tax at source

do you or do you expect to make a tax return?

If yes: you pay an annual tax on where you are resident on 12.31 The tax at source withheld in ZG will contribute to the total amount you need to pay in ZH for the full year. You may have some small additional emails / phone calls to confirm to the ZH tax office that ZG has already some of your tax at source but usually they are pretty clued in and you have nothing to do. (but it could be 18+ months before conclusion! that's just ZH normal processing times)

If no: tax at source is on a month-by-month (payslip-by-payslip) basis. When you tell your HR department of your official address change they should update their payroll and you are on ZH rates from then.

In any case whether you make a tax return or not, you are on ZH rates from when you tell HR that you have moved and your permit is updated.
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