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taxes-reimbursement

Hi all,
Last year I have renovated a house which was built in 1977. Since then the previous owner did no changes/renovations.
Therefore, having a very constraining budget I did all the needed renovations, nothing fancy(of course in my opinion, but being a minimalist I did only the necessary things).
So, the renovations done:
-remove the asbestos in the kitchen and bathroom
-change the kitchen with something cheap but closer to this moment
-after removing the asbestos, a new bathroom
-change the heating, all pipes and electrical system(due to the heating)
-change the flooring to parquet because it was cork due to a disabled person
-do a painting of the walls-white normal paint, due to still old 43 years old painting


The architect told me that I have to put the whole bill(including his honorary) when I will do the "Steuererklarung".
However, when I receive back the "Details zu Veranlagungsverfugung" from the Tax Office, they put only half of the bill. Which I found very weird.


Now, my question is: do the Tax Office take in consideration only some renovations or is something arbitrary subject to the person who checks the papers?
What do you know about such thing?
Thank you
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Old 01.07.2021, 16:44
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Hi all,
Last year I have renovated a house which was built in 1977. Since then the previous owner did no changes/renovations.
Therefore, having a very constraining budget I did all the needed renovations, nothing fancy(of course in my opinion, but being a minimalist I did only the necessary things).
So, the renovations done:
-remove the asbestos in the kitchen and bathroom
-change the kitchen with something cheap but closer to this moment
-after removing the asbestos, a new bathroom
-change the heating, all pipes and electrical system(due to the heating)
-change the flooring to parquet because it was cork due to a disabled person
-do a painting of the walls-white normal paint, due to still old 43 years old painting


The architect told me that I have to put the whole bill(including his honorary) when I will do the "Steuererklarung".
However, when I receive back the "Details zu Veranlagungsverfugung" from the Tax Office, they put only half of the bill. Which I found very weird.


Now, my question is: do the Tax Office take in consideration only some renovations or is something arbitrary subject to the person who checks the papers?
What do you know about such thing?
Thank you
Why not speak to the tax office to understand if they believe some is capital expenditure or do they expect it to be claimed over 2 years so you would get more relief?
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Old 01.07.2021, 17:26
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Re: taxes-reimbursement

Depends on the canton and it depends on the amount. Tax offices are generally very friendly here and will guide you rather than try and get money out of you, but only if you ask...
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