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Old 27.09.2021, 08:57
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Reducing tax burden in Zurich?

I am not happy about the tax that I have to pay! I find the amount unfair. Normally, my tax = 1 month income. This time it is higher! For demonstration purpose, if my income was 100,000, my tax is coming to 10,000!

As a small goat business, I have tried padding my outgoing costs as much as I could. Any other creative tips on reducing my tax burden? How can I survive if the government taxes poor beggars* so severely?


*Beggars in CH= Single person or couple with combined income of under 120k.
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Old 27.09.2021, 09:03
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Re: Reducing tax burden in Zurich?

10% tax isn‘t bad.

Are you claiming all you can for your goat upkeep??
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Old 27.09.2021, 09:13
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Re: Reducing tax burden in Zurich?

Assuming that you are running a business, this link lists tax optimization strategies for SMEs and might be useful (German):

https://leanrun.com/10-massnahmen-zu...rtups-und-kmu/
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Old 27.09.2021, 09:15
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I am not happy about the tax that I have to pay! I find the amount unfair. Normally, my tax = 1 month income. This time it is higher! For demonstration purpose, if my income was 100,000, my tax is coming to 10,000!

As a small goat business, I have tried padding my outgoing costs as much as I could. Any other creative tips on reducing my tax burden?
The best way of reducing your tax burden is to cut your income.

I cut my income in half and I pay way less tax, and I'm expecting some hefty refunds too!
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Old 27.09.2021, 09:18
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Re: Reducing tax burden in Zurich?

@ Mullhollander- Thanks, it was in English too. I already did whatever applied to me.

@AbFab- Yes, I am claiming as much as they let me! Even my neighbour's goats I count as my own for tax purpose
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Old 27.09.2021, 10:00
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The best way of reducing your tax burden is to cut your income.

I cut my income in half and I pay way less tax, and I'm expecting some hefty refunds too!
Ditto, although my income has more than halved, my tax burden has gone done much more.
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10% tax isn‘t bad.

Not bad at all. How much lower do you want it to be??
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Old 27.09.2021, 11:55
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Not bad at all. How much lower do you want it to be??

0%


It was around 7% last year.
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Old 27.09.2021, 12:37
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It was around 7% last year.
Stop working. Simple.
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Old 27.09.2021, 12:43
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Re: Reducing tax burden in Zurich?

An amazing discussion. With the very reasonable tax rates in Switzerland, I always thought this should encourage to maximize income. Not lower it.
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Old 27.09.2021, 12:49
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Re: Reducing tax burden in Zurich?

Move to Zug or (the right part of) Schwyz. Plenty of grazing land in both cantons and more tax friendly, even on lower incomes.

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Old 27.09.2021, 13:21
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Move to Zug or (the right part of Schwyz). Plenty of grazing land in both cantons and more tax friendly, even on lower incomes.
All those banknotes flying around and caught in the bracken might mess with their digestion. Goats will eats anything.
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An amazing discussion. With the very reasonable tax rates in Switzerland, I always thought this should encourage to maximize income. Not lower it.

It's not that nice, at least in VD, but the upside of that is that midyear I turn into the mood of "fine fire me if you like" Well, in reality I'm considering beefing my 2nd pillar looking at how much money I gave to the "poor" canton.
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