Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > TV/internet/telephone  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #681  
Old 15.02.2021, 02:16
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2020
Location: ZH
Posts: 149
Groaned at 22 Times in 14 Posts
Thanked 158 Times in 75 Posts
Son of Mom has an excellent reputationSon of Mom has an excellent reputationSon of Mom has an excellent reputationSon of Mom has an excellent reputation
Re: Refuse/ignore to pay serafe bill?

Quote:
View Post
Has anyone had positive experience with ignoring to pay the serafe bill? I have no radio or tv and no interest in listening to any of the swiss media, mostly junk anyways, no offence. It lightens up my inner rebel when I'm forced to pay for something i don't use.

And yes i do have a smartphone and laptop so i can communicate with the world in 2021.

Will you get fined or have other consequences if you don't pay. In the end i don't want to bother with authorities, but also don't want to make it easy for people to take screw consumers over.
Don't, trust me, it will hurt you more then them. If it makes you feel any better: this is not the worst kind of "mass collection" in Switzerland. At least it makes some sense.

If you want to know about total nonsense then consider Pro Litteris, both of my tiny companies housed in the same building must pay them yearly amounts because "we might have copy machines and thus make copies of books".
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Son of Mom for this useful post:
  #682  
Old 15.02.2021, 09:23
NotAllThere's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Baselland
Posts: 13,259
Groaned at 216 Times in 191 Posts
Thanked 19,334 Times in 7,869 Posts
NotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Refuse/ignore to pay serafe bill?

Quote:
View Post
If you want to know about total nonsense then consider Pro Litteris, both of my tiny companies housed in the same building must pay them yearly amounts because "we might have copy machines and thus make copies of books".
That peed me off as well. Tied to number of employees. I took it as licence to make copies of books. The first bill was so unprofessional and scrappy, it nearly was binned immediately. They've got better in the last few years.

For the OP - here are the exemptions to paying Serafe:
  • Households with persons who receive annual supplementary Old Age, Survivors' and Invalidity (OASI / AHV-IV) insurance benefits from the federal government
  • Households with no means of receiving radio or television (no radio, no television, no computer, no tablet, no smartphone, no car radio, etc.)
  • Households of deaf-blind people, provided that there are no people liable for the fee living in their private household
  • Households of diplomats

Unless you are on this list, if you can have a smartphone, you must pay. That's the law.
__________________
Down with racism. Long live miscegenation!
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank NotAllThere for this useful post:
  #683  
Old 14.06.2021, 15:18
amogles's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Zurich
Posts: 11,675
Groaned at 291 Times in 236 Posts
Thanked 24,899 Times in 10,519 Posts
amogles has a reputation beyond reputeamogles has a reputation beyond reputeamogles has a reputation beyond reputeamogles has a reputation beyond reputeamogles has a reputation beyond reputeamogles has a reputation beyond repute
Re: TV licence, Serafe in place of Billag

Just received a new serafe bill.

It says that they are refunding the VAT for the years 2010-2015 (which for those who have been following this saga, was found to have been charged illegally).

So total bill is 280 instead of whatever.

I guess this is especially cool for those who never payed Billag in those years.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank amogles for this useful post:
  #684  
Old 10.07.2021, 17:46
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2021
Location: Zurich
Posts: 2
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
dieguin has no particular reputation at present
Re: TV licence, Serafe in place of Billag

Hello everyone and thanks for such an insightful forum.
Do you know if the payment to Serafe is on an individual basis or household basis?

The reason why I am asking is because I have recently moved to Switzerland into a temporary apartment - and received the Serafe payment request.
I will be moving next week to another apartment (permanent one) and was wondering if I will get again the payment request...

Thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #685  
Old 11.07.2021, 12:42
itsjess's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2021
Location: Basel
Posts: 91
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 106 Times in 47 Posts
itsjess has earned some respectitsjess has earned some respect
Re: TV licence, Serafe in place of Billag

Quote:
View Post
Hello everyone and thanks for such an insightful forum.
Do you know if the payment to Serafe is on an individual basis or household basis?

The reason why I am asking is because I have recently moved to Switzerland into a temporary apartment - and received the Serafe payment request.
I will be moving next week to another apartment (permanent one) and was wondering if I will get again the payment request...

Thanks!
I came to this thread to ask the same question

Iíve received the bill at my AirBnB, meanwhile as of last week I have registered at my new apartment. So my question is, is the Serafe bill linked to me as a person, or to the address?

Iím happy to pay it, I just donít want to pay for it at Apartment A and then get a second bill for Apartment B.
Reply With Quote
  #686  
Old 11.07.2021, 16:10
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2021
Location: Zurich
Posts: 2
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
dieguin has no particular reputation at present
Re: TV licence, Serafe in place of Billag

Quote:
View Post
I came to this thread to ask the same question

Iíve received the bill at my AirBnB, meanwhile as of last week I have registered at my new apartment. So my question is, is the Serafe bill linked to me as a person, or to the address?

Iím happy to pay it, I just donít want to pay for it at Apartment A and then get a second bill for Apartment B.
Exactly. Same over here, happy to pay it... but just once
Reply With Quote
  #687  
Old 11.07.2021, 17:56
IFL IFL is offline
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: May 2021
Location: Horgen
Posts: 15
Groaned at 1 Time in 1 Post
Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
IFL has no particular reputation at present
Re: TV licence, Serafe in place of Billag

Municipality will let Serafe know that you changed your address. No double payments and the next bill will be in a year. But it might be different if you divorce - it is paid once per household. And after separation, there would be 2 different households.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
fee, fernsehabgabe, licens, serafe, tax, television, tv and radio




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Drivers Licence address change: do I need to send in my old credit card licence? Auburn Transportation/driving 9 08.10.2019 08:03
Do I have to get a TV licence from Billag? fundoovish TV/internet/telephone 1663 06.06.2019 12:41
Billag Radio Licence refund Cider Woman TV/internet/telephone 19 23.07.2015 11:22
Australian's licence to Swiss driving licence. Piyanee Transportation/driving 10 18.03.2014 16:30
Q:Handed in my QLD Australian licence to get Swiss Licence bravoawan Transportation/driving 5 14.02.2014 23:09


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 15:39.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0