With a tax burden at cantonal level between 3.74% and 4.88%, the canton of Zurich surprisingly has comparatively low tax rates. The percentages here refer to the tax burden as a percentage of gross income and add cantonal, municipal and church tax together.
The municipality with the lowest tax rate is Rüschlikon, while Hofstetten, Winterthur and Zurich share the top cantonal tax rate.
Total tax revenues amounted to CHF 7.1 billion in 2016. Much, meaning around 60 percent, of theses taxes were used for educational and social purposes.
In the canton of Zurich, the tax return it is possible to complete the tax return online. The access data required to access the online portal can be found in the tax return. As an additional service, it is possible to access past tax returns.
We have compiled a factsheet on the Zurich tax return for you, which you can download below.