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Raising an objection to a tax assessment

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Tips for raising an objection to a tax assessment

How do I word a request to extend my tax deadline? How do I raise an objection to a tax decision? Tax law is complicated.

  1. Request to extend the deadline for the tax declaration
    You receive a submission deadline together with the documents for your tax declaration (e.g. by March 31 in the cantons of Zurich and Lucerne). However, if you submit a request with a brief justification to the responsible municipal tax office before the deadline, the tax office can extend the deadline. When an online tax return is filled out, an extension of the deadline can often also be requested through this channel.
  2.  How to object to a tax assessment or bill
    You must raise the objection or appeal within 30 days – calculated from the day after receipt of the tax assessment or objection ruling – in writing in accordance with cantonal requirements (e.g. number of copies). For reasons of proof, it is best to do this by means of a registered letter.

Attached you will find additional information and two templates for extending a deadline and raising an objection.

Important documents
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