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Tax on Childcare cost

I am sorry if this question has been posted before but I havent been able to find the answer.

I have 2 kids one is 3 other is 2. Living in Basel Stadt. I have started working again after taking a break from work for 3 years.

More the half of my salary is going directly in to childcare since both attend creche.
Now if I am filing my Tax return (I am on Permit B, applying for a C, married to a swiss) would I be taxed for childcare cost. If yes then at the end of the year I am basically paying everything either to creche or Tax authorities.

Can anyone help me regarding the tax laws on childcare costs. The child allownace per year barely covers the creche cost for a month.
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Old 30.05.2009, 13:51
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I am sorry if this question has been posted before but I havent been able to find the answer.

I have 2 kids one is 3 other is 2. Living in Basel Stadt. I have started working again after taking a break from work for 3 years.

More the half of my salary is going directly in to childcare since both attend creche.
Now if I am filing my Tax return (I am on Permit B, applying for a C, married to a swiss) would I be taxed for childcare cost. If yes then at the end of the year I am basically paying everything either to creche or Tax authorities.

Can anyone help me regarding the tax laws on childcare costs. The child allownace per year barely covers the creche cost for a month.
Residents pay tax on income. Residents do not pay income tax on expenditure.

The childcare allowance is taxable income. You might be allowed to deduct some of your childcare costs from taxable income.
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Old 30.05.2009, 15:43
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Re: Tax on Childcare cost

Doesn't everyone get an allowance per child off their Bundessteuer? We got something like 10k last year with one child. I think that's fair.
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Doesn't everyone get an allowance per child off their Bundessteuer? We got something like 10k last year with one child. I think that's fair.
Yes there is a deduction from taxable income for each child.

I interpreted the "child allowance" as "FAK KinderZulage", which is about CHF 200 pm per child. That is added to taxable income.
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