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Forgotten halbtax - hanging offence?

Hello All,

Can anyone tell me what the penalty is for having forgotten my halbtax on an InterCity train? I bought the cheaper ticket but can't find the halbtax now I'm on the train.

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Rachel
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Re: Forgotten halbtax - hanging offence?

They'll probably issue you a fine, but once you get home, take the fine and the Half-tax (if you can find it) to the nearest ticket counter and you'll end up only paying a small admin fee (5.- IIRC).
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Re: Forgotten halbtax - hanging offence?

Indeed I've also paid the 5 franc "stupid tax" for forgetting my GA on a journey. They can look up your details online and confirm this.

I even told the conductor that I'll be returning in 2 days and he gave me a printout that covered me until then - so if you're coming back later, tell them.
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Re: Forgotten halbtax - hanging offence?

I got let off paying the 5CHF when I forgot mine. Not sure if it was because I was fairly new to CH and stumbled all over my German answers or because she was just a very nice ticket lady!
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Re: Forgotten halbtax - hanging offence?

Above posters are correct. There is a 5 chf fine if you show up at an SBB window within 10 days with your halbtax. This is only the case if you are carrying a valid ID with you though!
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