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Every person who lives, works or shops in Switzerland has to pay taxes. Taxes help the state to fulfill its tasks.

Every year, you will receive a letter asking you to fill out your tax return. The tax return is used to determine how much income and wealth tax you have to pay.

How are taxes calculated?

File your tax return

In order to be able to fill out the annual tax return easily and quickly, it is advisable to collect and prepare the necessary documents during the year.

You must attach the following documents to your tax return:

Married couples fill out a tax return together. The two incomes are added together and taxed jointly. This also applies if you live in a registered partnership.

If you have any questions about your tax return, you can use the information available online or contact the cantonal Steuerverwaltung directly.

You can also have your tax return completed by a professional tax advisor. There is a fee for this service.

Filing your tax return electronically

eTaxes - Reaching your destination faster - a video from the Canton of St.Gallen

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