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Old 29.05.2009, 21:44
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Income taxes for married couples vs cohabiting couples

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I've been playing with the Credit Suisse & Comparis tax calculators to simulate what would happen to our taxes if my GF & I were to marry. The result isn't pretty, as we'd pay about CHF 10'000 more of taxes per year. (Just the two of us, no kids)

I understood that the law was changing regarding married couples taxes, for example here it is stated that :

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In terms of individuals, the penalty for married couples was largely removed, or at least considerably reduced, as of 1 January 2008 (discrimination against dual income married couples compared to cohabiting couples).
Are the calculators not yet updated to reflect this ? Or has the law not yet been changed ?

Any info on if and when this will change ?
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Old 29.05.2009, 22:25
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Hello,

I've been playing with the Credit Suisse & Comparis tax calculators to simulate what would happen to our taxes if my GF & I were to marry. The result isn't pretty, as we'd pay about CHF 10'000 more of taxes per year. (Just the two of us, no kids)

I understood that the law was changing regarding married couples taxes, for example here it is stated that :



Are the calculators not yet updated to reflect this ? Or has the law not yet been changed ?

Any info on if and when this will change ?
Some further relief may come in 2010. Still in the parliamentary process. However, high income couples would almost not see a difference.
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Re: Income taxes for married couples vs cohabiting couples

Canton Vaud has tax software available. Would be authoritative.
http://www.vd.ch/fr/themes/etat-droi...8/telecharger/
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