Zurich tax return – What you need to know

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Which documents do I need for the Zurich tax return?

You can find a detailed list here: Zurich tax return documents checklist

Can I calculate my approximate tax burden?

Yes, each canton has its own tax calculator.

For example, you can find the tax calculator for the canton of Zurich here: Zurich tax calculator

It shows you the approximate tax burden (without deductions).

I pay withholding tax, do I also have to fill out the Zurich tax return?

Only as long as the earned income of one person exceeds CHF 120,000.

The same applies to married couples: One person must earn more than CHF 120,000 (salaries are not added together).

If this amount is exceeded, the 2021 tax return in Zurich is mandatory.

Which home office tax deductions am I allowed to make?

The year 2021 for instance was like no other. Many people pursued their work from home. This has a significant impact on the 2021 tax return.

Am I allowed to deduct my home office from my tax?

Yes. However, certain factors must be met in order for the rental costs to be credited on a pro-rata basis.

Firstly, a substantial part of the workload must take place at home. A substantial part is 40% or 2 out of 5 working days.

The study must also be usable exclusively as a study. There must not be a bed or sofa bed in it, as the tax office could otherwise regard it as a multifunctional room.

By the way: If you want to deduct the study from your tax, you cannot claim a flat-rate allowance for professional expenses. Travel costs and public transport subscriptions are then also no longer deductible.

You have to weigh up what would be more attractive from a tax point of view and decide on a variant.

Can I submit the documents for the Zurich tax return online?

Our clients have been trusting us with their tax returns since 2014 and have them completed by our tax experts.

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