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[ZH] Claiming Unterstützungsabzug, any experiences?

Did anybody try and succeed in deducting money sent to someone in need (Unterstützungsabzug)?

What documents were you asked to provide? The Wegleitung mentions only a “Bestätigung der unterstützten Person über Art, Zeitpunkt und Höhe der erfolgten Unterstützungen einzureichen”, is that enough?

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Re: [ZH] Claiming Unterstützungsabzug, any experiences?

I've tried it once. Bestaetigung was just a free form letter from the supported person + her pension statement showing how ridiculous little the state pays her. Transferred exactly the money at the threshold amount needed for (smaller) federal deduction + a little more. They rejected it by cherrypicking a wrong currency exchange rate (transfer was in euros) to make the amount appear below the threshold. IIRC they took year average rate instead of the rate at the time of transfer. F_kers
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