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Can anyone recommend someone who is bilingual and can do Swiss taxes in German but also speaks English?

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Old 25.03.2015, 17:18
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http://www.colfina.ch/englishclients/index.html
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Re: English speaking accountant for taxes

Peter Vogt at Tax Partners in Zurich. Costs about CHF 1K to complete returns. Each year I make back the 1K in refunds with some CHF leftover. Very thorough, fast, and aggressive in filing for maximum allowances and exemptions but also realistic.
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Old 25.03.2015, 20:06
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Peter Vogt at Tax Partners in Zurich. Costs about CHF 1K to complete returns. Each year I make back the 1K in refunds with some CHF leftover. Very thorough, fast, and aggressive in filing for maximum allowances and exemptions but also realistic.
Sounds very expensive, Coffina will be very much cheaper.
You could get those same deductions by filling in the form yourself.
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Old 25.03.2015, 21:47
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Peter Vogt at Tax Partners in Zurich. Costs about CHF 1K to complete returns. Each year I make back the 1K in refunds with some CHF leftover. Very thorough, fast, and aggressive in filing for maximum allowances and exemptions but also realistic.
As an employee, tax declarations are pretty simple, even with a property or 2 involved, Chf 400 max
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Eugene Suter from Suter&Blum send me a pm for details or google for number he does both of ours for under chf.500 - say Kevin Baker recommended you
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Old 25.03.2015, 22:52
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Peter Vogt at Tax Partners in Zurich. Costs about CHF 1K to complete returns. Each year I make back the 1K in refunds with some CHF leftover. Very thorough, fast, and aggressive in filing for maximum allowances and exemptions but also realistic.


We just paid 130chf to have our tax return done for us!!!
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Re: English speaking accountant for taxes

I used to use Colfina but always additional had tax demands.. I used someone else last year and had a refund... my salary increased but the rest was the same. My new accountant reviewed the colfina applications and is submitting corrections to the tax office
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Could Island Monkey / rob1 say who they use?


I've used Colfina for several years - I've always received a decent refund, but it's never been that close to what Colfina have indicated!
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Re: English speaking accountant for taxes

Hi all
I think it is rather a question of the honorary your attorney charges per hour. Since each tax declaration is differrent, it is rather difficult to compare what you guys are paying.
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Old 26.03.2015, 10:03
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You could get those same deductions by filling in the form yourself.
Yes. It looks scarily complicated at first, but the best thing to do is to lock yourself in a small room for a day with subdued lighting and a good supply of chocolate hobnobs. Read all the instructions on the tax office's website, set up a spreadsheet to collect all the numbers. Once you've got the numbers on the spreadsheet, filling the form is trivial. It's surprising what you can find to claim. It can make quite a big difference financially (hundreds or thousands), and most importantly you start to get the feeling that the tax system does actually make sense, and that you're in control.

The following year it's a breeze - you just copy the spreadsheet and change any numbers which need changing.
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Can anyone recommend someone who is bilingual and can do Swiss taxes in German but also speaks English?

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David Lack at Format AG has done some returns for me in the past.
600chf for 2 returns was good value. Highly recommended
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