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Old 19.03.2010, 10:05
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Tax relief / deduction for the second flat ZH

Hi,

Ehm..I DID try to do a search in the forum before writing but I could not find anything that can help me... please don't shout at me if this has been discussed already

At present, I am living and working in Basel and my boyfriend and I rented an apartment here. From June I will change job and start working in Zurich. I am thinking about getting accomodation there (highly recommended by my employer) and move my residency in ZH (for obvious tax benefits). As my boyfriend works 60% in Basel and 40% in Zurich, we are thinking about keeping the flat in Basel too.

Now, I know that (at least in some cantons), a deduction for expenses of a second flat outside the canton of residence is allowed. Anybody knows if this is possible in Zurich?

To complete the picture, I am taxed at source (I earn less then 120K) and I will need to apply for a 'correction' of my taxes at the end of the year. The flat in Basel is at the name of both my boyfriend and I, while in Zurich I am likely to go for a shared apartment with someone else. My boyfriend may keep his residency in Basel (he says there is too much mess to move it as a Swiss, ie military etc).

Does anybody know if I can apply for a deduction for the flat in basel given my situation and if so, if the amount deductable is capped or anything useful?

Paying both apartments is quite expensive and I wouldnt mind some tax releif

Thanks!!
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Re: Tax relief / deduction for the second flat ZH

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Hi,

Ehm..I DID try to do a search in the forum before writing but I could not find anything that can help me... please don't shout at me if this has been discussed already

At present, I am living and working in Basel and my boyfriend and I rented an apartment here. From June I will change job and start working in Zurich. I am thinking about getting accomodation there (highly recommended by my employer) and move my residency in ZH (for obvious tax benefits). As my boyfriend works 60% in Basel and 40% in Zurich, we are thinking about keeping the flat in Basel too.

Now, I know that (at least in some cantons), a deduction for expenses of a second flat outside the canton of residence is allowed. Anybody knows if this is possible in Zurich?

To complete the picture, I am taxed at source (I earn less then 120K) and I will need to apply for a 'correction' of my taxes at the end of the year. The flat in Basel is at the name of both my boyfriend and I, while in Zurich I am likely to go for a shared apartment with someone else. My boyfriend may keep his residency in Basel (he says there is too much mess to move it as a Swiss, ie military etc).

Does anybody know if I can apply for a deduction for the flat in basel given my situation and if so, if the amount deductable is capped or anything useful?

Paying both apartments is quite expensive and I wouldnt mind some tax releif

Thanks!!
You will be living in ZH, working in ZH and paying taxes in ZH? So why would the ZH tax collectors allow deduction for a flat-share in BS?

If your BF is resident and taxed in BS yet working in ZH, then BS may be persuaded to allow a tax deduction for accommodation that he rents in ZH.
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Re: Tax relief / deduction for the second flat ZH

Thanks for the clarification, that makes sense
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