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Tax refund - Ruckerstattung von Quellensteuern

Hello guys,

I'm new to this forum and would like to ask about how tax refunds work here..

I've recently received a document from the Aargau Tax office stating I am eligible for a tax refund of around 15k CHF.
However as it says this amount will be transferred to my Gemeinde and will be sitting to my "personal tax account" there and will be used for future tax payments of mine ? Also as my employer told me, it will be used in case I have to pay additional tax like the Bundessteuer ?

Unfortunately all the above are not totally clear to me...

1. What happens if I don't have to pay any additional tax like that Bundessteuer ? Will the money be sitting at the Gemeinde forever ??
2. Why aren't they paying this amount directly to me ?

Apologies for my ignorance on how the tax system works here...

I would be really grateful for some clear explanation on this ...

Many thanks in advance,
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Re: Tax refund - Ruckerstattung von Quellensteuern

Some tax offices have a policy to pay out prior year tax refunds only after payments for open tax periods have been received. See this webpage as an example of this policy (German):


You might wish to contact your local tax office for its policy regarding payouts of tax refunds.
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