Ask the readers: your Swiss tax deductions for 2020?

Last updated: February 02, 2021

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It’s time to file your Swiss tax return for 2020! :)

Last year, I detailed all my Swiss tax deductions in this article — thanks again to Jani for her two extra tips at the bottom of the article. I also thank Mihnea who explained to me that in his Lucerne tax return, he was deducting an amount of Swiss francs that he sends to a needy family member in another country (a kind of social contribution deduction).

Everything was going well in the best of all worlds.

My tax optimizations were running like clockwork.

All I had to do was copy my VaudTax file from year to year, and it would go very fast.

And the COVID arrived…

For 2020, on the other hand, we’re going to have a lot of fun — at least for the canton of Vaud…

Indeed, overall, I will use the same tax deductions as for 2019 (see link above).

But in the small print, with this damn COVID, I’m going to have a lot of fun counting the number of days that Mrs. MP and I were or were not home office… (cf. this article talking about the Romandie cantons’ situation). We also need to see if we are eligible for home office expenses with the room we now dedicate to it.

On the other hand, if you’re lucky enough to live in Fribourg, Valais, or Zurich, it will go much faster because you’ll be able to declare everything as if you were going to work as usual (i.e. not doing any home office).

THE question for you

What are you going to deduct from your taxes in 2020? (specify the canton, because there are really big differences)

Please reply in the comments section below if possible, in order for all Team MP’s members to leverage your Swiss taxes tip(s)

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