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Health insurance billed amount for 2008

Just got the summary of mine for 2008 tax purposes. I racked up CHF 13,500 on the Grundversicherung. Thankfully the health insurance took the vast majority of that.

Anyone else have anything like that? Fairly sure that is a very high amount relative to the average.
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Re: Health insurance billed amount for 2008

+/- but about 20K (incl 4K for 25% of a birth).

Just sheer theft...
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+/- but about 20K (incl 4K for 25% of a birth).

Just sheer theft...
How did you claim the costs of a birth on your Tax declaration? Is this only when it exceeds a certain percentage of your income or did you put it under the health insurance premium section?

I ask because I am about to do my tax declaration and I had some hospital expenses and loads of doctor's bills last year.

Thanks in advance,

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How did you claim the costs of a birth on your Tax declaration? Is this only when it exceeds a certain percentage of your income or did you put it under the health insurance premium section?

I ask because I am about to do my tax declaration and I had some hospital expenses and loads of doctor's bills last year.

Thanks in advance,

Marie
In VD if your health 'costs' were greater that 5% you could claim them back, there was a section in the software for that. I have not seen similar in the ZRH software, but that might be my dodgy german!

HTH, bill
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In VD if your health 'costs' were greater that 5% you could claim them back, there was a section in the software for that. I have not seen similar in the ZRH software, but that might be my dodgy german!

HTH, bill
How about the montly health insurance fees? Can I claim those on my tax return?
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How about the montly health insurance fees? Can I claim those on my tax return?
You mean your compulsory payments? Sure, there was/is(?) an allowance in the software for health inswerance in VD. For 2007 it was something like 1600CHF, i think.

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In VD if your health 'costs' were greater that 5% you could claim them back, there was a section in the software for that. I have not seen similar in the ZRH software, but that might be my dodgy german!

HTH, bill
Found it in the ZRH software too last night. And to clarify my post above it is 5% of salary!

@MarieZug this seems to be a standard at a federal level. it must be in there in the Zug software too somewhere.

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Found it in the ZRH software too last night. And to clarify my post above it is 5% of salary!

@MarieZug this seems to be a standard at a federal level. it must be in there in the Zug software too somewhere.

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Thanks Bill.

So it is 5% of Gross salary income and not taxable income? We have a big gap between the two
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Thanks Bill.

So it is 5% of Gross salary income and not taxable income? We have a big gap between the two
all 'these' sorts of deductions are always realted to gross, no? i suspect that if you can find it in teh Zug software your superior german skills will confirm that. if all else fails punch in the numbers and see what happens! (c;
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all 'these' sorts of deductions are always realted to gross, no? i suspect that if you can find it in teh Zug software your superior german skills will confirm that. if all else fails punch in the numbers and see what happens! (c;
Our actual salaried income is quite low, so I might just make the 5%. Once they add on Eigenmietwert and other incomes I can't

I have no clue to how much I spent on medical last year, but I know it was a lot. Going through all the doctors bills and then taking away what insurance paid for will take me longer than completing the darn tax declaration.
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