Swiss individual tax return filing deadline - extensions due to COVID-19 - Tax and Legal blog

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Many cantons have extended their filing deadlines in recognition of the challenges faced by taxpayers due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The ordinary deadline for filing tax returns is set for most cantons on or around 31 March.

What has changed?

Many cantonal tax authorities have extended the ordinary tax filing deadline in recognition of the challenges faced by taxpayers due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We have been closely monitoring announcements by cantonal tax authorities and have put together a list of cantons who have either publicly or informally communicated their current position (as of 25 March).

If not specified otherwise, the following is only valid for tax return filings and not for withholding tax corrections.

Swiss individual tax return filing deadline - extensions due to COVID-19

Deloitte's  view:

We are glad to see the authorities have taken this step in order to support the taxpayers in this extraordinary situation.

If you would like to discuss more on this topic, please do reach out to Aurelio Portenier, Arthur Le Moine or our key contacts below

Read more about on our Deloitte Global Employer Services webpage. 

Key contacts


Renaat Van den Eeckhaut – Partner, Global Employer Services Leader Switzerland and EMEA

Renaat leads the Global Employer Services (GES) Practice for Deloitte Switzerland. He specialises in international assignment and cross-border employment matters and advises on tax, social security and international mobility policies. Renaat has 22 years of experience with Deloitte Belgium and Switzerland and has worked with many companies across a broad range of industries. Renaat holds a Master in Law and Accounting Law and has authored several publications on international taxation.



David Wigersma - Partner, Global Employer Services

David has 17 years of experience in the area of international corporate and individual taxation planning. He specialises in addressing the complex compliance needs of a cross-border workforce with varied elements of compensation.


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Tabea Nyfeler - Senior Manager, Global Employer Services

Tabea is a recognised expert in the fields of international tax and social security planning. She is the co-lead of our international social security team in Switzerland. Over her career, she has acquired experience in a number of other areas of reward and mobility, including : global employment taxes, rewards, equity based compensation and pensions. Moreover, she has considerable experience in managing global mobility projects for multinational companies across a broad range of industries. Tabea is a Certified Tax Advisor and has authored publications on international tax and social security law.



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