Hi Guys I have been to the Geneva tax office for my questions but fail to get a clear answer, maybe some of you knows? it’s about the physical person income and wealth tax for ICC( 'impôt cantonal et communal):, as I have C permit and have to declare it, I generally receive some provisonal invoice called acompte. I have 2 questions to avoid paying any interest to the tax authority
For 2023, I have paid all the acompte invoices in time, if my final/definitive tax amount is higher than the acompte(I think it’s the case), will they charge me interest on the delta/difference? when is the deadline for me to pay more to avoid interest?
For 2022, I moved to Geneva from another canton so didn’t receive the acompte,I have submitted my tax declaration mid year and it’s being treated now as they asked for additional info. Is that true that if I pay enough amount for acompte before they finalize my tax declration, they will not charge me any interest? as we are already in 2023. If NOT, is the interest charged on a daily or monthly basis? It’s just to know how much and the deadline for me to pay to avoid any interest incurred.
Apparently in Geneva, the taux d’intérêts compensatoire negatif is as high as the taux d’intérêt moratoire. So if you don’t want to pay interest, you have to pay everything before the 31.03.N+1. It is now at 3%
For ICC, yes but only from 31 March 2024 onwards. You can check if your payments on account (accomptes) were enough by completing the GETax software with approximate data.
For 2023 ICC it is 31 March 2024
No. It depends when you made the payment on account (accompte) - see examples in link above.
For example if you paid zero until 30 June I believe you would pay interest from 31 March 2023 to June 30. If you overpaid on 30 June, you would receive interest from June 30 until the date of receiving the final bill - but at a lower rate
In Vaud at least, you can be liable to pay interest if:
You didn’t pay all of your acompte invoices in time each month
The total amount of acomptes was lower than the final amount due (they don’t want people to under-estimate their income when computing the acomptes).
There are situations however where this is untenable, for example if a lot of your income arrives at once towards the end of the year.
In that case, you should pay the corresponding taxes as acomptes as income comes in.
They may still ask you to pay interest, but you can then respond with a letter explaining the situation to (hopefully) get it waived.