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What were you going to do, if you remained living here, when the tax bill came?
I was exaggerating and didn't literally mean I'd have to sell all my things. I can handle the bill whatever it is, but there's a bit of shock and adjustment in thinking this bill would be due in a year or two, versus in the next month. Not realizing this bill was about to be due so soon I invested it in mutual funds and such. I can sell them now, but that wasn't the plan when I heard the bill would be due in the future.

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That is incorrect. They can't stop you from having your leaving certificate due to taxes


http://relevancy.bger.ch/php/clir/ht...F127-I-97%3Ade

https://www.englishforum.ch/2313290-post8.html
This is certainly good to know. Thank you! I can only imagine me trying to use this as a defense and them looking at me like I'm a crazy person. But hey, maybe its worth a shot.

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Old 17.07.2020, 15:42
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It sounds like EY really missed this one...
If you really think EY missed this one, get them involved in finding a solution. After all, that is what one pays a professional for.

Hope it all works out in the end.

(Don't forget about 2020 US tax planning as well, especially with a split domestic/overseas tax year.)
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Old 17.07.2020, 15:44
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Been there, done that in 2017. You go to the office to deregister and they send you to a room.with a tax person who estimates your taxes for this year (more on this below). Then looks quickly at previous years, makes an estimate and presents you with a bill.

Once you paid it, you get your leaving certificate which you need for all sorts of things like cancelling health insurance etc.

This year tax bill will be done as follows:
Income earned until now is extrapolated to calculate your tax rate which is then applied to actual amount earned (Switzerland wants to avoid unfair advantage by having 2 half years of lower income). You can challenge some things but most likely will not get much better.

So brace....
Sorry, but not so. You can leave and send the commune a letter from the States. You can also tell the health Insurance you're leaving as per xxx date.

If you've a car you'll have to cancel the registration and insurance, and same with any other insurances you may have.

As for tax payments, you can transfer to them from the US. If they want your money they'll give you the bank details.
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Old 21.07.2020, 16:22
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This is certainly good to know. Thank you! I can only imagine me trying to use this as a defense and them looking at me like I'm a crazy person. But hey, maybe its worth a shot.
Trust me. They all know. I was de-registering from a small office and they refused to give me the certificate until my taxes were done (They ended up owing me money). I showed them that link on my phone and they knew straight away. They gave me the certificate. I came back later the same day to pay the tax I owed. They said I will get my refund in 6-8 months.
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Old 21.07.2020, 21:33
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Sorry, but not so. You can leave and send the commune a letter from the States. You can also tell the health Insurance you're leaving as per xxx date.

If you've a car you'll have to cancel the registration and insurance, and same with any other insurances you may have.

As for tax payments, you can transfer to them from the US. If they want your money they'll give you the bank details.
Did not leave to the States but above was the exact process in Zurich. Of course I did not challenge the taxes as it all seemed fair to me since I had earned the money and knew I had to pay anyway. If this can be challenged than good for OP.

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