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Please note that the ESTV does not currently process withdrawals via QR-IBAN. Therefore, please provide us with your bank details with the usual IBAN number.
✔ IBAN: CHxx 0xxx xxxx xxxx xxxx x
❌ QR-IBAN: CHxx 3xxx xxxx xxxx xxxx x
The receipt of the claims for refund of Swiss anticipatory tax is not confirmed. The claims are processed depending on the date of receipt. The length of processing the claims depends on the quality of the received claims as well as on the quantity received. Processing can take up to several months. We kindly ask you to be patient considering that more than 300'000 claims have to be processed every year. Thank you for your understanding.
Last modification 23.08.2022
Federal Tax Administration FTA
Main Division FDT