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Additional Billag tax bill received ?

Did anyone else get an Additional Billag tax bill ? We received another bill for this year for an additional 37 CHF . The bill states that their Fee System was readjusted , and so we owe this additional tax,

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Old 14.11.2018, 12:45
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Re: Additional Billag tax bill received ?

And what is written on the backside of the letter as explanation?
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Did anyone else get an Additional Billag tax bill ? We received another bill for this year for an additional 37 CHF . The bill states that their Fee System was readjusted , and so we owe this additional tax
Check your previous bill for which period the billing was. Should have been for the period of 1.11.2017 to 31.11.2018 which means one month of 2018 under the old Billag regime is missing for which you are billed now.

If you do not find the bill you can check it online https://www.billag.ch/login
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Re: Additional Billag tax bill received ?

On the back :

Billag erhebt die Radio und oder Fernsehgebühren im Auftrag des BAKOM bis am 31. Dez 2018. Danach ist die Firma Serafe dafür zuständig. Sie erhalten ab Januar 2019 die Rechnungen für die neue Abgabe für Radio und Fernsehen sowie witere Informationen von der Serafe AG.

Die neue Abgabe (CHF365 pro Jahr) auf den 1 Januar 2019 einzuführen


Basically it's just saying that Serafe will be taking over in January. It doesn't explain the extra charge :/ , but as a previous poster mentioned it is only a charge for the month of December.

So, I'll have to go back and check my other Billag bill and see if it was only through November or for the whole year.

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*** Just checked my other bill , and it was only through end of November 2018.

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So, I'll have to go back and check my other Billag bill and see if it was only through November or for the whole year.
Billag billed 1/12 of all household January-January, 1/12 February-February, 1/12 March-March ... and so on.

Means there is a 11 in 12 chance your were not billed December-December.
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Re: Additional Billag tax bill received ?

Just checked my other bill , and it was only through end of November 2018.
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Did anyone else get an Additional Billag tax bill ? We received another bill for this year for an additional 37 CHF . The bill states that their Fee System was readjusted , and so we owe this additional tax,

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It's not additional. It's the bill from the end of your period until December 31st 2018.
I got mine a few months ago as I pay from summer to summer.
(I had to check that too, as my first thought was like your's).
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Re: Additional Billag tax bill received ?

Same thing here. They actually DID say that another company is taking over next year, so they're billing you from the last paid period until the end of 2018.
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Same thing here. They actually DID say that another company is taking over next year, so they're billing you from the last paid period until the end of 2018.
Yep they did. But who actually reads letters from Billag first time 'round

It starts with wtf? ...goes to shifting it around the desk for a few days (out of the way, that means and for some reason it's always in the way) to paying bills day when you finally read it and realize it's perfectly correct. LOL.
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