All persons living in Lucerne normally have to pay taxes.
Income and wealth are declared once a year on the official tax form
, and the amount of your taxes will be based on this information. You will receive the forms for your tax return by mail.
Foreign residents without a Type C residence permit (Niederlassungsbewilligung C) will be charged withholding tax
). This is deducted directly from the taxpayer’s salary every month by the employer and submitted to the tax department.The responsible authority is the canton of Lucerne. If your income is more than Fr. 120‘000 per year, you must fill out a tax return in addition to the withholding tax.
: Withholding tax calculator for the various Swiss cantons
+ Withholding tax for Lucerne Tax Department (Dienststelle Steuern)
Community Services (Gemeindedienstleistungen)
Services and Withholding Tax (Services und Quellensteuer)
Buobenmatt 1, Postfach 3464, 6002 Luzern
Telephone: +41 (0)41 228 57 33, Telefax + 41 (0)41 228 51 09
If you have questions about finances and taxes, you can consult the Treuhandsuisse-Zentralschweiz