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40% of Geneva & Vaud taxpayer almost exempted from tax

According to "Le Matin Dimanche" (french) newspaper from 390'000 taxpayers
- in Vaud 21% (82'000) do not pay taxes (exempted)
- in Vaud 17% (70'000) pay in average 600 CHF per year

In Geneva, from 250'000 tax payers:
- 33% are totally exempted
- 10% pay less than 1000 CHF per year

In Geneva explanation comes from new tax law reducing the burden for married couples.

When I see the figures then I have following reaction:
- I am glad I pay taxes, but it seems we are part of a minority
- I will not be ashamed to ask for a 1 month unemployment bridging for my wife (see other thread & reactions).
- Expats are big contributors in VD & GE
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Old 26.06.2011, 12:34
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Re: 40% of Geneva & Vaud taxpayer almost exempted from tax

to this day, i'm sorry the "flat tax" didn't make it through parliament. just imagine how nice that would be. it would save everybody tax $$$ - imagine all the government depts we wouldn't need anymore.

of course your figures seem "unfair" in some ways. however, we need to keep in mind that a big junk of the ones that don't pay any taxes may be students in college (12-25 yr olds) or life partners (unmarried) who take care of the house/family..
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Old 26.06.2011, 12:37
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Re: 40% of Geneva & Vaud taxpayer almost exempted from tax

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of course your figures seem "unfair" in some ways. however, we need to keep in mind that a big junk of the ones that don't pay any taxes may be students in college (12-25 yr olds) or life partners (unmarried) who take care of the house/family..
In the article they used the french word "contribuable" which means people who filed a tax declaration.
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Old 26.06.2011, 12:53
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Re: 40% of Geneva & Vaud taxpayer almost exempted from tax

I'm not sure that's what that means.

Here, you file a tax return based on age, not based on how much you make / whether you earned a salary. Just from my own experience..
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