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Can a non-resident file a Swiss tax return? And should they?

Dear English Forum,

I lived in Switzerland for some time, while being a US tax-resident at the same time, and then in 2018 I moved to the USA.
When I moved I filed the "final" tax return.
I continue paying Swiss taxes on some part of my income, as it is Swiss-sourced.
This income is lower than CHF 120 000, and I'm not a resident anymore, hence I did not file Swiss tax return for 2019.

Now I started preparing my US tax return. There you can claim credit your foreign accrued taxes. But for this you need some proof that you both are liable for and paid them.
For years when I filed Swiss tax return it was easy: this return is a proof.
But for 2019 all I have is my employers payslips and Lohnausweiss.
Can I still file Swiss tax return to be able to claim them?
Or is there may be any other document which I could ask for from Swiss authorities as a proof without filing a return (as it would be a lot of additional effort every year)?

Thank you!
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Re: Can a non-resident file a Swiss tax return? And should they?

I would suggest clarifying with the Swiss tax authorizes if you have to fill tax return for 2019 or not.



I think you can fill and send this form to get statement of withholding tax deducted in Kt. Zurich:

https://www.steueramt.zh.ch/dam/fina...ende_okt13.pdf


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Dear English Forum,

I lived in Switzerland for some time, while being a US tax-resident at the same time, and then in 2018 I moved to the USA.
When I moved I filed the "final" tax return.
I continue paying Swiss taxes on some part of my income, as it is Swiss-sourced.
This income is lower than CHF 120 000, and I'm not a resident anymore, hence I did not file Swiss tax return for 2019.

Now I started preparing my US tax return. There you can claim credit your foreign accrued taxes. But for this you need some proof that you both are liable for and paid them.
For years when I filed Swiss tax return it was easy: this return is a proof.
But for 2019 all I have is my employers payslips and Lohnausweiss.
Can I still file Swiss tax return to be able to claim them?
Or is there may be any other document which I could ask for from Swiss authorities as a proof without filing a return (as it would be a lot of additional effort every year)?

Thank you!

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Re: Can a non-resident file a Swiss tax return? And should they?

simple_person, thank you for your reply!
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