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Tax Return Statement Related

Hi All

Would someone help me with this ..

I just received some tax return papers and one reads thus
- Kontoauszug - Ordentliche Steuern
Staatssteuer 2008

and at the end it reads

Saldo zu Ihren Gunsten per 20.11.2008 = X value in CHF.

On the bottom a pink payment slip is attached.

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Q: Could anyone tell me what this tax paper is about and does this mean
"Saldo zu Ihren Gunsten per 20.11.2008 = X value in CHF".

I have to pay this money to the account N° indicated in the pink statement.

Any help on this is appreciated.

Ashish
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Old 20.11.2008, 22:10
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Hi All

Would someone help me with this ..

I just received some tax return papers and one reads thus
- Kontoauszug - Ordentliche Steuern
Staatssteuer 2008

and at the end it reads

Saldo zu Ihren Gunsten per 20.11.2008 = X value in CHF.

On the bottom a pink payment slip is attached.

-------------------------

Q: Could anyone tell me what this tax paper is about and does this mean
"Saldo zu Ihren Gunsten per 20.11.2008 = X value in CHF".

I have to pay this money to the account N° indicated in the pink statement.

Any help on this is appreciated.

Ashish
Sounds a bit confusing because Saldo zu Ihren gunsten means amount due to your credit so it sounds as though you may be getting some money returned. Is the pink paylip filled out in any way? If not it may be part of a standard letter - usually you end up paying extra tax around here, not getting refunds :-)

If in doubt you can check with your local tax office, they're usually quite helpful.

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Re: Tax Return Statement Related

Thanks. However to clarify, it is a pink paying slip with no money entered.

What does this mean in German -Kontoauszug - Ordentliche Steuern?
I did use the web translator, but the translation is wierd.

In this same statement, I find a phrase like this - Umbuchung von staatssteuer, Ordentliche Steuern. = X CHF. What does this mean?


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Sounds a bit confusing because Saldo zu Ihren gunsten means amount due to your credit so it sounds as though you may be getting some money returned. Is the pink paylip filled out in any way? If not it may be part of a standard letter - usually you end up paying extra tax around here, not getting refunds :-)

If in doubt you can check with your local tax office, they're usually quite helpful.

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Re: Tax Return Statement Related

Basically its a tax rebate.
Does it not mention in the letter that you should contact them with your bank details (Konto) so it can be credited to your account.

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Re: Tax Return Statement Related

Thanks. At the top it reads like this

Auskünfte über diesen Kontoauszug erhalten Sie unter Telefon 061 XXX XXX XX.

Any assistance in interpretation appreciated.

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Thanks. At the top it reads like this

Auskünfte über diesen Kontoauszug erhalten Sie unter Telefon 061 XXX XXX XX.

Any assistance in interpretation appreciated.

Ashish
It translates to something like "if you need information about this statement of account, you can call 061 XXX XX".
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Re: Tax Return Statement Related

Kontoauszug = Account statement (extract)

The tax office maintains an "account" for each taxpayer. Each time you pay taxes (e.g. provisional, advanced, deducted at source, etc.) then your account is credited on the day you paid. On the date that the taxes are due, your account is debited. When your account is positive, then you earn interest. When you are negative (you owe the taxman) then you are charged interest.

Apparently, the OP's account is positive, i.e. entitled to a refund. The blank pink paying slip can be then ignored.

Because of the way the Swiss system works, you are rewarded for paying early. Anyone anticipating higher taxable income should therefore volunteer to pay more advanced taxes. Gets you 2% interest tax-free.
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Re: Tax Return Statement Related

Thanks very much for your detailed information. The tax personnel instead of refunding the money they owe me, transferred and added to what I owe them for 2008. This is the information, I got from my tax accountant.

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Kontoauszug = Account statement (extract)

The tax office maintains an "account" for each taxpayer. Each time you pay taxes (e.g. provisional, advanced, deducted at source, etc.) then your account is credited on the day you paid. On the date that the taxes are due, your account is debited. When your account is positive, then you earn interest. When you are negative (you owe the taxman) then you are charged interest.

Apparently, the OP's account is positive, i.e. entitled to a refund. The blank pink paying slip can be then ignored.

Because of the way the Swiss system works, you are rewarded for paying early. Anyone anticipating higher taxable income should therefore volunteer to pay more advanced taxes. Gets you 2% interest tax-free.
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