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domestic partnership and taxation?

Anyone have any experience with taxation and the new domestic partnership laws? It _looks_ like the laws are supposed to provide equality in inheritance, immigration, retirement, and taxation, which means I should be able to pay taxes at the married rate rather than the single one.

Our brave HR manager is trying to find out how we actually get my tax witholding changed from "single" to "married"; hopefully it's as simple as that. (But it certainly hasn't been that simple getting our residence permits approved - I think Ticino just wasn't quite ready with all of their procedures when the law took effect in January.)

Have any same-sex couples in any other canton managed to be taxed at the married rate?
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Re: domestic partnership and taxation?

that's a good question. I believe also it will be short-term as there are moves IIRC to tax each person individually since being taxed as a married couple where both are earning and have no children is much higher than "1+1" - ergo many people marry only when kids come along.
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Re: domestic partnership and taxation?

Hi tgpt

According to the advice we have been given, yes, the law should give same rights with regard to taxation (not that this is necessarily an advantage!) and inheritance, BUT the local implementation is not yet ready in all cantons and it may actually be 1-2 years before the cantonal inheritance legislation is in place in all cantons.

My partner and I are "registered partners" in Denmark and this is recognized by the Swiss, but the bureaucracy of having it actually registered here seems a bit difficult to sort out! Until now the Swiss embassy in Denmark has confrimed our registration to the Federal authorities. Now, it seems, we ned to have it registered in Basel, because my partner is a Swiss citizen from Basel, and only then can it be registered in Vaud where we are living.

I would be interested in hearing your experience, if you have come any further since you posted the message.
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