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Tax declaration guide (3/6): Abzüge [1/3]

The third theme in the tax declaration process gives you the option to list tax deductions. Tax deductions (Abzüge) bring down your taxable income, effectively helping you pay less taxes. If you’re not familiar with how tax deductions work, I encourage you to have a look at this post. This tax declaration guide will cover…Continue readingTax declaration guide (3/6): Abzüge [1/3]

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Tax declaration guide (2/6): Einkünfte

The second theme in the tax declaration process has to do with Einkünfte (income). Remember you were asked for sources of income in Persönliches? The boxes you ticked then will determine which forms pop up for you now. This tax declaration guide covers all possible forms. But not all might apply to you. However, you…Continue readingTax declaration guide (2/6): Einkünfte

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Tax declaration guide (1/6): Persönliches

The first theme in the tax filing process deals with generic personal data (Persönliches). It’s arguably the most important step. Why? Because the input you provide in this theme will decide which forms to navigate you through the rest of the process. We’ll cover all forms as part of the tax declaration guide. Personal detailsPersonalien…Continue readingTax declaration guide (1/6): Persönliches

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Tax declaration guide (0/6): Intro

About this guide Welcome to the tax declaration guide! This entry is an introduction to a complete, step-by-step, English guide on how to file taxes in Switzerland. The focus of this tax declaration guide is on canton Zurich. Most concepts and steps can be generalized to other cantons. Official guidelines and disclaimer The tax declaration…Continue readingTax declaration guide (0/6): Intro