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Old 03.10.2021, 18:26
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Filed my Geneva taxes on the day before the deadline - where is my $$$?

Hi all,
I filed a day before the deadline my taxes and received confirmation that my filing was received in the appropriate timeline. I filed on paper as realised last minute I either file on paper or I would lose out on the taxes I overpaid. It's the start of October now, and I still haven't seen a penny from the tax authority. Anyone has any idea as to how long it takes them to give me my money back? I've been overcharged again on taxes throughout this year, and as much as I like to loan money to the Swiss, I don't. (This year I'll make sure to get my online stuff sorted before filing, but still).

Any indications as to how long it takes them to give money back is most welcome!
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Old 03.10.2021, 18:32
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Re: Filed my Geneva taxes on the day before the deadline - where is my $$$?

What is the deadline in Geneva?

First couple of times it took a couple of years in ZRH, now it takes about 1 year. You do get interest paid though if they owe you.
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What is the deadline in Geneva?

First couple of times it took a couple of years in ZRH, now it takes about 1 year. You do get interest paid though if they owe you.
Unbelievable - the deadline was the 31st of March and I had the stamp from the post office on the 31st. At least I know they received it within the deadline as they confirmed it by mail.

A couple of years is surreal - makes me miss HMRC's efficiency. They'd usually give me my cash back for the very few times they owed me something in less than a month! With interest of 0.01% I won't go very far My employer still can't figure out that I have a family and two kids... Will make sure to amend this next week, as don't really want to have to wait for years for my money... Thanks a lot for your prompt reply @roegner
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Old 03.10.2021, 18:42
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Re: Filed my Geneva taxes on the day before the deadline - where is my $$$?

Years can be normal; I got no tax bills from as far back as 2013 until 2018!

The deadline here (extended) was 30 September, still need to do them.

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Old 03.10.2021, 18:50
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Re: Filed my Geneva taxes on the day before the deadline - where is my $$$?

No idea about GE, but in SZ usally around 3-4 months. In ZH around the same when I was there.
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A couple of years is surreal - makes me miss HMRC's efficiency.
Most people here do not miss the amount of taxes HMRC takes.
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Re: Filed my Geneva taxes on the day before the deadline - where is my $$$?

We always ask for, and get, an extension until October. Usually get the final calculations by the end of March.

Where else in the world can you earn a salary and not be required to pay the tax until 15 months later.
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We always ask for, and get, an extension until October. Usually get the final calculations by the end of March.

Where else in the world can you earn a salary and not be required to pay the tax until 15 months later.
Or even 6 years later!

I once had an extension for nearly a year!

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Old 03.10.2021, 19:52
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Unbelievable - the deadline was the 31st of March and I had the stamp from the post office on the 31st. At least I know they received it within the deadline as they confirmed it by mail.

A couple of years is surreal - makes me miss HMRC's efficiency. They'd usually give me my cash back for the very few times they owed me something in less than a month! With interest of 0.01% I won't go very far My employer still can't figure out that I have a family and two kids... Will make sure to amend this next week, as don't really want to have to wait for years for my money... Thanks a lot for your prompt reply @roegner
The deadline means it is with the tax office on March 31, not that you post it then…
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Re: Filed my Geneva taxes on the day before the deadline - where is my $$$?

A benefit of the online platform in Geneva is that once filed, I send a message via the e-demarches fiscal system and any overpaid tax is carried forward to the new tax year. It usually happens in a couple of working days.
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The deadline means it is with the tax office on March 31, not that you post it then…
No, it is the postage date that matters.

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Re: Filed my Geneva taxes on the day before the deadline - where is my $$$?

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A benefit of the online platform in Geneva is that once filed, I send a message via the e-demarches fiscal system and any overpaid tax is carried forward to the new tax year. It usually happens in a couple of working days.
Eh, really? I fill in all taxes also on intenret platform in Geneva and each overpaid CHF is returned to me within usually 2 months (by end of June at lastest).
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Most people here do not miss the amount of taxes HMRC takes.
Nor their "efficiency"!

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No, it is the postage date that matters.

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Mine doesn't have a postage date. I put it into the Gemeinde postbox.
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Old 04.10.2021, 09:48
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Eh, really? I fill in all taxes also on intenret platform in Geneva and each overpaid CHF is returned to me within usually 2 months (by end of June at lastest).
Yes really.

For me, there’s no value in asking for overpaid tax to be reimbursed, and you can send messages through the e-démarches platform, which are quickly actioned.
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The deadline means it is with the tax office on March 31, not that you post it then…
That's factually wrong as another poster here also confirmed.

I received a letter from the tax office that they were happy with my filing shortly after I sent them the return on the 31st stamped and dated by the post office on that date. Given the huge backload they have they wouldn't be able to process paper application for a while. Thus the question of when do I get my cash if I filed on paper - and by some of the replies I can potentially get it in two years time...
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