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Old 13.09.2018, 11:24
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Re: Tax clarification on departure

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No, the border control guys don't check the de-registration certificate. In fact, the federal authorities have no idea you are leaving for good until you tell them at the outbound passport control booth. And your L or B permit remains valid until its expiration date. It's all so Swiss.

But there are a few things of importance a de-registration certificate is required for. First, it unlocks your Pillar 1,2,3 moneys. Second, it lets you stop your mandatory health insurance policy and get a refund for the remaining time. Third, it lets you stop any fixed-term contracts such as annual internet subscription or liability insurance with no penalties and a full refund for the remaining time. Fourth, it may be required to stop Bilag (the radio and TV tax) and get a refund.
No, it does not unlock your Pillar money, not for everyone and not easily.

And better make sure you do cancel everything on time, not all contracts let you go that easily.
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Re: Tax clarification on departure

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No, it does not unlock your Pillar money, not for everyone and not easily.

And better make sure you do cancel everything on time, not all contracts let you go that easily.
I'm just speaking from my own experience as detailed in https://www.englishforum.ch/leaving-...itzerland.html
There seems to be a legal obligation for service providers to let you go if you are leaving Switzerland. All they ask for is a deregistration certificate. Of course, there can be more complex cases than regular mobile or internet subscription.
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Re: Tax clarification on departure

Sorry guys, if I am moving tangentially.
We moved out of Switzerland end of Jul 2018 and have now received a tax declaration from for 2018 from the Vaud tax authorities. I have followed the process stated in this thread about exit declaration from the local commune etc. My questions:
-Is it normal to request for filing tax within the same fiscal year so soon? I mean the tax online application is not even available nor are our salary certificates from the employer.
-Can anyone recommend an affordable tax consultant in Vaud area(charges about 250 CHF ) we are a family of 4 with 2 earning members one salaried and another free lancer with 2 children.
Any other suggestions is greatly appreciated


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Old 15.10.2018, 16:26
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Re: Tax clarification on departure

Quite normal to get the declaration within a few weeks of deregistering.
No need for salary certificates just provide the information.
Expect the final calculation very quickly along with open previous years.


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Sorry guys, if I am moving tangentially.
We moved out of Switzerland end of Jul 2018 and have now received a tax declaration from for 2018 from the Vaud tax authorities. I have followed the process stated in this thread about exit declaration from the local commune etc. My questions:
-Is it normal to request for filing tax within the same fiscal year so soon? I mean the tax online application is not even available nor are our salary certificates from the employer.
-Can anyone recommend an affordable tax consultant in Vaud area(charges about 250 CHF ) we are a family of 4 with 2 earning members one salaried and another free lancer with 2 children.
Any other suggestions is greatly appreciated


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Re: Tax clarification on departure

Much appreciate your response!
Yes I would like to send them the information, but would like the details to be completed by a tax consultant. Since this will be the final tax work, better to have an expert handle it rather than making mistakes and ending us paying more CHFs
Please let me know if there are any recommendations for an affordable tax consultant who can file our declaration as a family.

Thanks again
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Regarding "g) pay any tax due", what if one simply does not pay the tax due after leaving CH?
What kind of available means of debt collection may have the tax authority?
With someone who is not resident any more...
Actually it is against Swiss federal law for the tax authorities to try to force non residents to pay Swiss tax. They will try but unless you are physically present in the country they canít do anything about it legally.
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Actually it is against Swiss federal law for the tax authorities to try to force non residents to pay Swiss tax. They will try but unless you are physically present in the country they canít do anything about it legally.
Probably makes it a bit awkward if you want to come back though, right?
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Re: Tax clarification on departure

Coming back to my question again...Any recommendations please? I would not liked to be fleeced by someone I find on the internet. Anyone with personal experience with a affordable tax consultant, please give a reference
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Re: Tax clarification on departure

Hi Guys,

I have a related question to the departure certificate:

I have advised and requested my departure certificate to the OCPM last week advising I am leaving Geneva on December 11th 2020. I did not yet advise to the tax office and wanted to ask if anyone knows if this will block the OCPM issuing me a departure certificate? I have heard it is not linked directly and should not impact but wanted to check with someone with real experience.

Will manage taxes soon of course


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Re: Tax clarification on departure

WE have first hand experience.
The taxes are not related to the departure certificate. However, you have to contact the post office and give a forwarding address and pay for this service. or you can contact the tax authority and provide them your new address and if you in another country in Europe your tax number of that country to help with filing for the year
Hope this helps
Our experience with Swiss tax authorities has been very pleasant

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