Liechtenstein Signals Tax Deadline
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
According to Liechtenstein’s government administration, tax declarations
for the 2009 tax year are to be completed, either in paper format or via the
Internet service “eTax”, by April 16.
Taxpayers are required to return their tax declarations, together with any
additional requested information, to the local tax office by April 16, 2010.
The administration is eager to point out that certain forms have either been
updated or replaced. It also highlights the fact that for married couples, the
tax declaration is to be signed personally by both parties.
Any individual, who is unable to complete the 2009 tax declaration by the specified
date, is asked to contact the relevant tax office in order to request an extension
to the filing deadline. Failure to complete and return a tax declaration within
the set timeframe will result in a fine.
The country’s administration also notes that any taxpayers, who have
previously completed their tax declaration online via the tax administration’s
software system “eTax”, will be able to retrieve certain information
from the previous year. Around 30% of all taxpayers completed their 2008 declaration
using this service.
The Liechtenstein administration has emphasized the importance of the barcode
sheet for processing annual tax declarations. According to the administration,
taxypayers electing to complete their 2009 declaration online are also required
to return their barcode sheet and pre-printed form to enable the country’s
tax authorities to process the information, as these documents contain key information, which
is then fed electronically into the administration’s EDV system.
In operation for three years now, Liechtenstein’s “eTax”
software system, has served to significantly simplify the tax declaration process
for both taxpayers and the tax authorities.