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Dividend taxation for US citizens

Hello, for my 2018 taxes, I paid taxes on dividends earned on US stock investments both to IRS and Switzerland. I was wondering if I am doing something wrong as it amounts to double taxation at the moment and I would like to avoid that in the future, if possible.

My broker does not automatically withhold US taxes. I guess it is because I am a US citizen and it is a US based broker. Instead, I pay the taxes when I fill out my annual US and Swiss taxes.

Thanks for any tips.
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Re: Dividend taxation for US citizens

Form DA-1 can be filed to avoid (reduce) double taxation of US dividends. In cases like yours, a 15% pauschal of the dividend is refunded. Pls see this link for details:


If the 2018 tax filing has not been definitively accepted by the tax office, it can be possible to file a corrected tax return called a "Rektifikat".

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