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Old 06.05.2021, 11:48
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Confused about how many taxes due

Hello,

So my situation in brief... This is my second year as a taxpayer in CH.

Last year I had my taxes done by KPMG as it was part of my relocation package. They did a great job, I got 8k CHF back. Super!

This year no KPMG support, so I went to another consultant here in Geneva.

They did all their job and in the end they tell me: this year you will get 2k CHF back. Well it's not 8k but ok.

Now I have received from the Cantonal Office two communications:
- One in early march called "Borderau Provisoire" that said that I still owed in taxes 1k CHF. My accountant told me "don't worry, it's sent out before they check your tax declaration, ignore it"
- Now I got a new one in mid-April saying that I no longer need to pay 1k CHF in taxes but 500CHF. It's called "Borderau" without "Provisoire" so I guess is the final one?

I'm confused because my tax return filled by the accountant showed that was the Government that owed me 2k, but now they say I still owe them 500CHF.

Last year KPMG handled all the communications with the Canton so I just sent all my documents and got the fat check back of 8k. Now I get all the comms from the Canton and I'm confused.

The deadline to pay the 500 franks is mid May so I need to understand soon what to do.

I wrote to my accountant but in the meantime I wanted to see if anyone can tell me what they think.
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Old 06.05.2021, 12:57
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Re: Confused about how many taxes due

Why didn‘t you simply update the previous year‘s tax declaration by KPMG with new figures?

Where did KPMG get the rebate from? Presumably you pay tax at source and they claimed it back from that.

Again one presumes you got some sort of calculation as to how these figures were arrived at. Without knowing why, I doubt you‘ll get an answer here.

You can always speak directly to your tax office, they are generally very helpful...
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Old 06.05.2021, 13:15
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Re: Confused about how many taxes due

I'd be less concerned with a the payment deadline but rather with the deadline to challenge tax assessment.

In any event, ask the consultant that filled out your tax form.
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Old 06.05.2021, 14:32
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I'd be less concerned with a the payment deadline but rather with the deadline to challenge tax assessment.

In any event, ask the consultant that filled out your tax form.
Yes he asked me the full letter from the Canton, I sense he is as surprised as me and maybe we need to challenge it.
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