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Swiss Tax Returns If you live and work in Switzerland with a B permit with a gross salary of over CHF 120’000, you are obliged to submit a tax return. This also applies to new residents with a B permit if their gross salary, calculated over a full year, exceeds CHF 120’000.
ANNUAL JOB INCOME OF CHF 120'000+
You could be obligated to submit a tax return, even if your annual (source-taxed) job income is below CHF 120'000. Cantonal provisions state what the relevant thresholds are. E.g. in canton Zurich, it is CHF 2'500 per year (worldwide).
SECONDARY INCOME SOURCES
Similar to the last condition, if your worldwide taxable wealth exceed a certain threshold, you must file a tax return, even if you have a lower gross income than CHF 120’000 with the B permit. E.g. in canton Zurich, the threshold is CHF 200'000.
HIGH WEALTH
Foreign nationals with a permanent residence permit (C permit) must complete a tax return on the basis of which their taxes are calculated.
LOCAL HIRED ON A C PERMIT
HOW THE PROCESS WILL LOOK LIKE
Use the calculator below to get an idea about the filing costs and send us your request. We will get in touch with you immediately to discuss your tax situation in more detail. There are no costs at this stage. Before we start work, we will make you an offer. STEP 1
Calculate Offer
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Provide Documents
In order to complete your tax return, we need various documents. Our checklist will help you to find them easily and will already alert you to potential savings. Once you have all the documents together, you can simply upload them to the cloud folder that we assign to you. The transfer is encrypted. STEP 3
Processing and Information Exchange
Processing your tax return usually takes a few days. If there are any questions or missing documents, we will contact you directly and promptly so that there are no delays and all details are covered. STEP 4
Summary and Submission
Once we have completed your tax return, you will receive a summary by email. You can then download your completed tax return via a link to a dedicated end-to-end encrypted cloud. The summary will also show you what your tax burden is expected to look like. If you have already paid withholding taxes, this will be taken into account. Finally, you will receive a detailed description of how the submission process can be completed. STEP 5
Wait for Tax Assessment
Once the tax return has been submitted, the tax office carries out an assessment. Depending on the canton, this process takes at least several months. During this time we will of course continue to be available for questions. As soon as the assessment is completed, you will receive a letter with the details which can be reviewed by us. STEP 1
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Source Tax Corrections You live and work in Switzerland with a B permit with a gross annual income of below CHF 120’000.
B PERMIT AND INCOME < CHF 120'000
You have various deductible expenses such as training costs, 3a contributions or pension buy-ins, debt interest, alimony payments, childcare costs, large commuting costs etc. and would like to claim a tax refund. VARIOUS EXPENSES PAID HOW THE PROCESS WILL LOOK LIKE
Fill in the contact form and check all the boxes that apply to your situation. This information will help us to determine which tax provisions apply to your situation and the scope of the support we could provide. Of course this step is non-binding. STEP 1
Send Request
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Estimation of possible Tax Refunds
We will get in contact with you to discuss your tax situation and options. Only once we have determined the potential tax refunds we would start with the filing of the application. The filing of the application takes not more than a few days. STEP 3
Document Exchange and Drafting
When preparing the application, we will inform you which documents are required so that all cantonal requirements regarding evidence documentation are met. These documents can be made available via a protected cloud access. STEP 4
Submission of Application
Once the application has been completed, it must be submitted. It is important to note that the 31 March deadline for most cantons cannot be extended (as opposed to the regular tax return deadline), and it is therefore essential to start the registration process as early as possible. If the application is submitted in time, the tax office responsible will examine the application and at the end correct the withholding tax rate and remit any tax credit. STEP 1
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Weekly Commuters If you work in Switzerland during the week and regularly return to your family abroad, you could qualify as an international weekly commuter under Swiss tax law. As an international weekly commuter, you do not file a tax return in Switzerland, even if you earn more than CHF 120,000.
RESIDENCE OUTSIDE SWITZERLAND
International weekly commuter should claim additional deductions for the respective tax year, which are not included in the withholding tax rate. These include, in particular, regular travel expenses to the place of residence, housing costs and income from employment during a physical stay abroad. REGULAR RETURN HOME HOW THE PROCESS WILL LOOK LIKE
Before we make an application for tax relief based on your status as an international weekly resident, we need to carefully analyze your situation. With the form below we will get a rough overview. We will contact you as soon as we receive your inquiry to review the details with you. There is no charge at this stage. Only after we have analyzed the potential, we will send you an offer. STEP 1
Verify Commuter Status
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Document Exchange for Application
After we have thoroughly reviewed your situation together, we will send you an individual list of documents we need. Once you have all the documents together, you can simply upload them to the cloud folder that we assign to you. The transfer is encrypted. STEP 3
Preparation of Application and Dossier
In the next step we write the application and create a dossier with all evidence. We will be able to tell you exactly how high your tax credit will be in the best case and then send the application directly to the tax office. STEP 4
Submission of Application
Once the application dossier has been submitted, the tax office carries reviews it. Depending on the canton, this process takes several months. During this time we will of course continue to be available for questions. Once the review has been conducted, you will receive the applicable tax refund. STEP 1
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More Services We offer to take over the complete administration of your tax correspondence and filing at an annual fixed price. We can provide you with any documents digitized and sorted at any time. On request, we can also compile an overview with various diagrams, which summarise the tax situation over the years.
REPRESENTATION
The tax office issues an assessment after the tax return has been submitted. If there are errors or deductions were not granted, it can be worth raising an objection so that the tax burden is not too high. It is important that the objection period of 30 days is adhered to and that therefore fast action is taken.
OBJECTIONS
Sometimes foreign assets remain undeclared for a specific reason, even if often accidentally, just because taxpayers are unaware of the Swiss reporting obligation. It is possible to go unpunished in the event of an initial voluntary declaration of tax evasion without penalty, if all conditions are fulfilled.
UNPUNISHED VOLUNTARY DISCLOSURE
Are you planning to buy a house or are you going to change jobs or move to another canton? Then you should consider the tax burden. By calculating various scenarios, we show you what the tax situation will look like in the respective circumstances.
TAX PLANNING
HOW THE PROCESS WILL LOOK LIKE
Before we act on any of the services, we discuss the individual steps with the client in detail and compile a cost/benefit calculation. This is followed by preparations such as gathering evidence and drafting applications. STEP 1
DISCUSSION OF SITUATION
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As soon as all preparations have been made, we will submit any applications. We assist the client throughout the entire process. STEP 1
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Due to our specialization we offer a flexible and pleasant process. We respond quickly, transparently and bring the essentials to the point. Data exchange is digital and secure. The transfer to our cloud is encrypted and the finished tax dossier is made available to our clients via end-to-end encryption.
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FOR LOCAL HIRED EXPATS FOR LOCAL HIRED EXPATS
As part of the relocation, expats are well covered by the employer with regard to taxes. But already after two or three years, or as soon as a local employment contract comes into effect, they are on their own and are looking for an appropriate solution.
AFFORDABLE PRICING AFFORDABLE PRICING
Often expats are not willing to pay a price of several thousand CHF to one of the big auditors for a tax return after the employer has stopped to come up for the costs. With us, you get a specialized service for a reasonable price as we close the gap between the big 4 and the normal Swiss trustees who do not specialize in expats tax matters.
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For some time we have had the privilege of supporting more and more new satisfied clients from all over Switzerland, which has allowed us to become very familiar with any specialities of the employers or the applied practices of the relevant tax offices.
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