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Tax objection

Dear all, I am wondering if I actually can write any objection to the tax office with regards to the tax payment slips that I have recently received...
This year they send the payment slips directly without any request for preliminary tax estimate. And the sum on the bills is the same as for the last year.
However our family situation has changed, I am on a maternity leave now, and I will further stay on unpaid maternity leave. So definitely my income will drop dramatically. Would be great not to pay then the last year’s amount...

I know there is some rule about writing an objection in 30 days, does it refer to my situation ?

Did anyone try to write to tax office in similar situation ?

Is it actually normal to receive bills directly without any preliminary estimation of taxes?!

Canton Neuchatel, permit C - if that matters...

Could not find really good answer by google. Sorry if it is there: my brain is destroyed by sleep deprivation, thank you for the understanding.
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Old 28.01.2021, 20:12
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Re: Tax objection

It should be explained on the bill how you have to object, where you have to send the objection, and what potential deadlines apply.


Depending on the canton the amount on the bill is just a suggestion how much should be paid (might only apply to the commune, canton, or federal part).

In canton ZH the commune/canton part (which is on the same bill) is just a suggestion. For the federal part you must explicitely request a new bill.
https://www.zh.ch/de/steuern-finanze...-personen.html

For canton NE all is also explained in the Notice No. 5
https://www.ne.ch/autorites/DFS/SCCO...PP/NOTICE5.pdf

In it we read for the commune and cantonal tax which has to be paid in 10 installlments:

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Modification of instalments on request
of the taxpayer
When the taxpayer notes a variation of at least 10% in the amount of tax for the current tax period, compared to the amount due for the previous year, he can request an adjustment of his installments.
An adjustment may in particular be necessary in the following cases:
- Change in civil status or composition of the company
of the family
- Increase or decrease in revenues
- Increase or decrease in assets
Attention: In case of an increase in the amount of
the tax payable for the current year, it is strongly advised to request a modification of the installments as soon as possible, so that the additional tax burden can be spread over a larger area. number of slices.
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And then gives you a link to the following form: https://www.ne.ch/autorites/DFS/SCCO...n_tranches.pdf
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Dear all, I am wondering if I actually can write any objection to the tax office with regards to the tax payment slips that I have recently received...
This year they send the payment slips directly without any request for preliminary tax estimate. And the sum on the bills is the same as for the last year.
However our family situation has changed, I am on a maternity leave now, and I will further stay on unpaid maternity leave. So definitely my income will drop dramatically. Would be great not to pay then the last year’s amount...

I know there is some rule about writing an objection in 30 days, does it refer to my situation ?

Did anyone try to write to tax office in similar situation ?

Is it actually normal to receive bills directly without any preliminary estimation of taxes?!

Canton Neuchatel, permit C - if that matters...

Could not find really good answer by google. Sorry if it is there: my brain is destroyed by sleep deprivation, thank you for the understanding.
I suspect you can just pay what you want as they are not legally binding at this stage, in the days they paid 2% interest tax free & you did not need to show as an asset on my wealth tax I used to overpay to my advantage
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Neuchâtel no longer allows you to adapt the ‘tranches’. You have to pay it and get the refund when you file your tax declaration next year.
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Neuchâtel no longer allows you to adapt the ‘tranches’. You have to pay it and get the refund when you file your tax declaration next year.
Strange and hardly believable. As Notice No 6 says otherwise, and also this special form exists. It would also be a financial suicide for someone which has a huge decrease in income.
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Re: Tax objection

Call your tax office and tell them you are no longer working & can they please recalculate!
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Strange and hardly believable. As Notice No 6 says otherwise, and also this special form exists. It would also be a financial suicide for someone which has a huge decrease in income.
Actually it seems that was a temporary thing last year due to COVID. They were unable to process demands for adaptation of the ‘tranches’.

They are back to the regular system now and the only ‘official’ way to do it is to send in the form and request the change.

Of course there is nothing to stop you from paying less than the amount billed, they are just a ‘deposit’ towards the final amount due.

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Call your tax office and tell them you are no longer working & can they please recalculate!
They only accept requests made using the official form.

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I suspect you can just pay what you want as they are not legally binding at this stage, in the days they paid 2% interest tax free & you did not need to show as an asset on my wealth tax I used to overpay to my advantage
This.

Avoid the headache of getting them involved and re-estimate your tax due using the official NE calculator and simply pay those new tranches (modify the desired amount via e-bill or when paying the orange slip).

Nowadays there is no advantage in over-prepaying as the remuneration is 0%. Interest payable for insufficient tranches is calculated the following year and only applied if the final tax due is higher than tranches paid throughout the previous year. Simply work it out so at the end of the year the tranches just cover estimated tax due to avoid the 8% (!) interest penalty in NE.
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Re: Tax objection

As Island Monkey says, give them a call. I found them to be surprisingly useful on the phone and within a few days had a different (more correct) bill in my postbox. They actually prefer to be informed of these changes beforehand so it seems to be in their interest as well that these payments are relatively accurate and they are set up accordingly. You may need to send them some sort of proof but they will tell you.
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Re: Tax objection

I dont know if it is the same in your canton, but in Vaud if you sign up to the on line service you can adjust the assumptions on line and you get a new estimate and new bill to pay follows (orange slip by poste).
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I dont know if it is the same in your canton, but in Vaud if you sign up to the on line service you can adjust the assumptions on line and you get a new estimate and new bill to pay follows (orange slip by poste).
You can do that via the Guichet Unique in Neuchâtel if you’ve signed up for it.

Otherwise you need to do it via the official form, they don’t accept telephone requests.
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As Island Monkey says, give them a call. I found them to be surprisingly useful on the phone and within a few days had a different (more correct) bill in my postbox. They actually prefer to be informed of these changes beforehand so it seems to be in their interest as well that these payments are relatively accurate and they are set up accordingly. You may need to send them some sort of proof but they will tell you.

Are you also talking about Neuchatel tax office? Last time we had some issue, giving them a call was extremely useless ha ha but will try just in case
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Of course there is nothing to stop you from paying less than the amount billed, they are just a ‘deposit’ towards the final amount due.

I did not even know that - very Swiss thing I guess )) (could not even imagine, as in my country once you get the bill you must pay)).


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Re: Tax objection

Fill out this form and send it by email to the address at the bottom the form.

I did it in early January and got a new set of payment slips a week later.

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