Salary Rate
Year
Month
Semimonthly
Week
Day
Hour
Withholding
Salary
CHF 20'000
Direct Federal Tax
- CHF 2
Cantonal tax
- CHF 169
Communal tax
- CHF 201
Church tax
- CHF 16
Old age and invalidity
- CHF 1'025
Unemployment insurance
- CHF 220
Total tax
- CHF 1'633
Net pay
* CHF 18'367
Marginal tax rate
14.5%
Average tax rate
8.2%
91.8%
Net pay
8.2%
Total tax
Total tax
Net pay
Summary
If you make CHF 20'000 a year living in the region of Zurich, Switzerland, you will be taxed CHF 1'633. That means that your net pay will be CHF 18'367 per year, or CHF 1'531 per month. Your average tax rate is 8.2% and your marginal tax rate is 14.5%. This marginal tax rate means that your immediate additional income will be taxed at this rate. For instance, an increase of CHF 100 in your salary will be taxed CHF 14.54, hence, your net pay will only increase by CHF 85.46.
Bonus Example
A CHF 1'000 bonus will generate an extra CHF 855 of net incomes. A CHF 5'000 bonus will generate an extra CHF 4'273 of net incomes.
NOTE* Withholding is calculated based on the Zurich tables of Switzerland, income tax. For simplification purposes some variables (such as marital status and others) have been assumed. This document does not represent legal authority and shall be used for approximation purposes only.