Soon it will be that time again and the tax return form will be in the letterbox. For many, this is a routine matter, but for some it is a great challenge. In this blog post, we would like to give you simple instructions on how to submit your tax return in Switzerland.
The submission deadline is mostly 31 March of the following year, i.e. the 2022 tax return must be submitted by 31 March 2023. You can find out when the deadline is in your canton of residence on our website.
However, before you can start submitting your tax return, you need to make sure you have all the necessary documents. Here is an overview of the most important documents:
- Salary statement from your employer
- Interest and capital statements from the bank
- Premium statement from the health insurance company
- Contributions to pension schemes such as pillar 3a
- Debt statements
Once you have all the necessary documents, you can start actually filing your tax return. There are several ways you can do this:
- Fiduciary: The easiest and most convenient way is through a fiduciary office. Usually, you can simply submit the documents and the tax return will then be prepared by an expert and sent directly to the tax authorities. Click here to access our offer.
- Online: If you want to complete the tax return yourself quickly and easily, you can submit it online in most cantons. The necessary programme is provided free of charge by the cantonal tax office.
- Paper form: Of course, you can also complete and submit your tax return in paper form. However, as this method is used less and less, you may have to call your municipality to get all the forms.
Once you have successfully submitted your tax return, you will usually receive your final tax bill within a few weeks.
Do you need help completing your tax return? Our experts are always at your disposal with their comprehensive expertise. Check out our website taxea.ch.