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Recommendation for tax advisor/accountant in ZH

Afternoon all,

I happen to have been set up with an accountant in Baden when I moved here and haven't had a chance to review the arrangement. Well last year my return was almost more painful than pulling teeth (I know —I'm currently recovering from particularly difficult wisdom teeth surgery), and the 2,300.- bill I've just received from them rubs salt in the wound. It seems they're like lawyers in that they charge for every email/phone call/etc. —maybe that's the standard in Switzerland, but with companies like Alpha Finanzplanung offering their services for 49 bucks on Groupon, I'm wondering whether the extra 2,250.- is worth it.

Note that I'm not getting any advice for this cash, just returns. To be fair, my situation has traditionally been a little more complicated than usual thanks to existing overseas assets, but I've repatriated almost everything so it will be less complicated this year.

Any advice on changing tax advisors/accountants (I expect it needs to be done now?), and what I can expect in terms of service, advice, etc. as well as costs would be appreciated. Incidentally I'm an Aussie here on a B (soon to be C, when I get my German done) permit, so no complicated US tax or anything.

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Sam
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Re: Recommendation for tax advisor/accountant in ZH

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Been using these guys for 7 years.
They charge around 300 chf for standard tax return.
No complaints.

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Re: Recommendation for tax advisor/accountant in ZH

Mark,

Thanks for taking the time to recommend your accountant. I've been through their site and indeed they offer many of the services I'd be looking for (and they even have related real estate/architecture practices which could be interesting in the future).

I've called them and set up a meeting with Robert week after next. Sounds like they'll be able to take care of everything I need.

Sam
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Re: Recommendation for tax advisor/accountant in ZH

I approached Steuern Meili last month but I found Mr. Meili rude and unhelpful. I used Colfina instead, having seen other recommendations elsewhere on this forum. They are not based in Zurich but they are friendly, helpful and speak good English. http://www.colfina.ch/
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