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Are we a double earners?

Hi, I'm doing my tax return and it's my first legit one after first full year in Zurich.

So Abzuge part (deductions), point number 17:

"Sonderabzug bei Erwerbstätigkeit beider Ehagetten/Partn."
-> Special deduction for double-earners and PrivateTax put some crazy amount of 5900chf (Staatssteuer) and 8100chf (Bunderssteuer).

I'm employed full-time in Zurich, my husband is a freelancer (Einzelfirma).
From what I understand it's a deduction for two employed people in the household, but does it count if one of us isn't employed full-time in Switzerland?

Funny thing is I'm not even sure, but I can't delete this value from the PrivateTax anyway, it's hardcoded in field number 290.

I can't find further info about filling tax, maybe one of you saw some document? German is ok, I've got my translator ready

Thanks in advance for any help!
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Re: Are we a double earners?

I guess I just found the answer:

yes, we can deduct those amounts even if one of us is working as a freelancer.

The document is here:

https://www.steueramt.zh.ch/internet...019_HA+DEF.pdf

it's page 22. For future confused tax fillers
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Re: Are we a double earners?

You are taxed on your world-wide income as a couple, so yes, you are double earners.
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