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Tax rate for unmarried couple

We're an unmarried couple with 2 kids recently arrived in Vaud. Now that my partners permit (B) has arrived his employer is going to attempt to have his tax rate changed from single. Does anybody know if this will be accepted or whether he will be taxed as single (with no kids) unless we marry? Before you suggest it, it's not legally possible for us to marry at this time.
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Re: Tax rate for unmarried couple

He can get a change for having kids, thats it.

In Zurich, the rate would be A2 not A0 for example in Quellensteuer (source tax) terms (and I don't do enough French to find the Vauf equivalent).
Married + 2 kids would be B2.
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Re: Tax rate for unmarried couple

What was the outcome of this?
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Re: Tax rate for unmarried couple

Would also be interested in an update or others experience.
Can we both claim deductions for childcare, for example, or only one of us?
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Re: Tax rate for unmarried couple

UNLESS you have a properly registered partnership, the unmarried couple is treated as 2 x single persons. Which is what they are for the Tax Man.

One of the persons has the children, and can claim the childrens deductions, and receive the child care allowance from the government. I assume this is a woman.

The other person (I assume this is a man) can pay the woman childcare contributions, which she declares on her return as income, and he declares on his return as child care costs.

This makes the tax dept happy and the books balance out.

Keep a record of what is paid to whom and when, eg: set up a bank transfer clearly labeled, and you'll be able to provide evidence of the transactions to satisfy Mr Tax Man.
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Re: Tax rate for unmarried couple

We are very confused over taxing for an unmarried couple with children. One of us has been taxed as married and the other as single living alone....we have tried discussing our situation with the tax authorities before but confusion remains...so before we open discussions again, would be helpful if anyone can inform us of how we should be taxed, or would have an explanation as to why they've opted to put us in different tax bands.
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Re: Tax rate for unmarried couple

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We are very confused over taxing for an unmarried couple with children. One of us has been taxed as married and the other as single living alone....we have tried discussing our situation with the tax authorities before but confusion remains...so before we open discussions again, would be helpful if anyone can inform us of how we should be taxed, or would have an explanation as to why they've opted to put us in different tax bands.
This - http://www.getax.ch/support/mots-cles/concubins - says the practice is married rate for the higher earner, single rate for the other.

Taxing both as married would be highly unfair, you'd get double the deductions than everyone else
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Most places would tax you both as single, so you are lucky.

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