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Tax office sent tax return to my bank

This has never happened before. Normally, I receive my tax bills via ebanking. No problem there. However, the tax office has just sent its résumé of my tax retirn via my e-banking. The result is that they owe me money, and this has been credited to my account.

Even so. This seems odd. Surely a breach of data protection laws? I am in Vaud.
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Old 03.04.2020, 22:18
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This has never happened before. Normally, I receive my tax bills via ebanking. No problem there. However, the tax office has just sent its résumé of my tax retirn via my e-banking. The result is that they owe me money, and this has been credited to my account.

Even so. This seems odd. Surely a breach of data protection laws? I am in Vaud.
I would agree with you.

Just like my health insurance sends the résumé by post and transfers the money they owe me to my bank account without comment, my tax-documents come by mail, returns to the bank-account without comment.
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Old 03.04.2020, 22:45
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This has never happened before. Normally, I receive my tax bills via ebanking. No problem there. However, the tax office has just sent its résumé of my tax retirn via my e-banking. The result is that they owe me money, and this has been credited to my account.

Even so. This seems odd. Surely a breach of data protection laws? I am in Vaud.
Presumably somewhere along the way you gave them your account info in case there was any refund due. I've had some occasionally from my commune/canton; it get's paid into the account and I get the summary by post.
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Re: Tax office sent tax return to my bank

Well they didn't actually send it to your bank as such. If you've authorized the tax authority as an invoicer in your e-banking, then your tax return will indeed be deposited as an invoice in your e-banking. The tax return may contain either a sum to be paid through your e-banking or, if appropriate, a refund for excess tax paid in advance.
I don't have a problem with this. It's a secure way of electronically transmitting the information and I doubt the bank has any access to this, as the e-banking in Switzerland is operated by SIX which is a clearing house for all banks.
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Re: Tax office sent tax return to my bank

In our case we get the explanation to our home and the money is deposited into our bank account. There is a place on the form asking where they should deposit (any) refund.

I’m sure we could ask for it another way, but I’m not certain what that would be. I suppose I could ask for a cheque, but that likely would cost an administration fee. I’d have to pay another administration fee to deposit it into my account.

My bank is also bound by secrecy laws.
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