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Old 01.12.2009, 11:54
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Steuererklarung 2008 - Warning from Steueramt

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I've a question regarding the Steuererklarung 2008 form. I've had a look about on the forum and can't get any definite answer to my problem so any help now would be much appreciated.

I received the Steuererklarung 2008 form a few months back. I didn't think it needed to be filled in as I am taxed at source (quellensteuer) and am on a B-Permit so all taxes are taken directly from my salary. I've recently however I received a letter giving me a warning that this form had to be filled in or else they would calaculate whatever taxes they think I owe. Does anyone know if I actually have to fill in this form? And if so, what is the purpose of it?

I've spoken to work collegues who are in a similar situation to me (B-Permit, quellensteuer), and they have said they've never filled out such a form. When I called the steueramt yesterday they said that the form should be filled in regardless however without really giving me a reason.

I'd appreciate any help or advice as I'm now very confused!
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Re: Steuererklarung 2008 - Warning from Steueramt

If you are earning more than 120K CHF annually than you need to fill the form.
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Old 01.12.2009, 12:32
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Re: Steuererklarung 2008 - Warning from Steueramt

There are other factors which could go in your favour by filling in the form; you can claim on all manner of expenses etc. and actually get money back. Read Richard's most excellent step-by-step post on filling in the form yourself. It may seem complicated at first, but it's done in an hour and you may be handsomely refunded
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Re: Steuererklarung 2008 - Warning from Steueramt

I think it helps if you understand that quellensteuer is really a withholding tax and not income tax! However, for most people the amount withheld more or less equates to the income tax due and so the tax office leaves it at that. This in no way relieves you of your duty to submit a tax return, if the tax office requests you to do so.

In your case they have done so and it is your duty to comply with their request. If you fail to submit the return, then the tax office can raise an assessment against you and the normal procedure is that you must pay the assessment before you can make an appeal against it! So don't delay in submitting that return.

Good luck with that,

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If you are earning more than 120K CHF annually than you need to fill the form.

or if your wife is earning more than 120k
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Re: Steuererklarung 2008 - Warning from Steueramt

Thanks for all the usefull replies. I guess if they have requested it then I'll fill it out - a bit of a pain though! Let's hope it result it results in some sort of rebate... Thanks again!

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