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Repatriated, and my weird tax situation

I'm an American who returned to America in 2020, after living in Switzerland for two years.

I owe the Swiss government taxes for 2019 and 2020, but we have not yet received the bill, and I know this can take a few years. I was NOT required to pay these taxes upon leaving Switzerland, since my company had hired EY to complete our taxes and they were our representative.

However, now I have left that company AND my former company fired EY and no longer uses their services.

I am wondering how the Swiss government will get a hold of me in America. For what it is worth, I will gladly pay what I owe, but I do not want to pay them before they are due.

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However, now I have left that company AND my former company fired EY and no longer uses their services.
Have they not employed another company to do this for them? Have you asked your old company what will happen?
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Re: Repatriated, and my weird tax situation

As far I know, they recently hired KPMG to do taxes for them, but it was EY that did our 2019 and 2020 taxes for us. I don't think my former company would have any answers on this, but would probably direct me to EY; who would maybe say go ahead and pay them early? I really don't know.
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Old 06.03.2021, 23:29
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Re: Repatriated, and my weird tax situation

I would retain the money and cross your fingers. Keep it safe, don't have that keg party just yet.....
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Re: Repatriated, and my weird tax situation

Guess tax authorities would send you a post to American address in case income was > 120K CHF. At the time of deregistration in CH, you might have shared your new addrress.
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Re: Repatriated, and my weird tax situation

The taxes will be calculated for the two years and sent around March / April. If they don't have an address for you then either contact the tax office direct, or send a letter to the embassy giving as much info as possible. They'll know who to contact and if you owe the state money they'll only be too happy to help collect it
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Re: Repatriated, and my weird tax situation

What permit did you hold for the 2 years you spent in CH? I would guess you paid tax at source, or?! Do you know if EY “just” did tax return declaration for you for year 2019?

In the end, why not just send a mail to Steueramt in Zurich and ask them?
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Re: Repatriated, and my weird tax situation

I had an L permit, and paid tax at source, but more is still owed. My wife was a contractor for an American company and owes more since she was not taxed at source.

It would seem like the better idea would be to let the Steueramt come to me as opposed to be proactively seeking them out, wouldn't you think?
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