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Old 28.02.2010, 17:33
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Re: How to do your tax return Kt ZH

Can anyone recommend a good accountant in Zug / Baar to do my tax return
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Old 02.03.2010, 22:27
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Re: How to do your tax return Kt ZH

Does anyone understand the Hilfsblatt A für Selbständigerwerbende? I'm trying to do this for the first time with an Einzelfirma using the free ZH software and it appears to calculate my Einkünfte aus selbständiger Erwerstätigkeit as Reingewinn + Aufrechnungen (AHV Beiträge, private Versicherungsprämien, etc.) - Abzüge.

Surely I don't ADD my business profit to my personal expenses to calculate my total income...?

My German is not great so I'm sure I'm misunderstanding something...
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Old 02.03.2010, 23:14
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Re: How to do your tax return Kt ZH

Well AHV is still your money and your assets so adding that would be understandable

And life insurance policies are considered assets, therefore premium payments are part of your income

But I'm not an expert...
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Old 03.03.2010, 10:49
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Re: How to do your tax return Kt ZH

So if my business makes a profit of 10,000 CHF, and I pay 500 into AHV and 2000 in insurance premiums, then my income is 12,500?

I'd be paying tax twice on the 2500 that went to AHV and insurance!
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So if my business makes a profit of 10,000 CHF, and I pay 500 into AHV and 2000 in insurance premiums, then my income is 12,500?

I'd be paying tax twice on the 2500 that went to AHV and insurance!
You have the numbers around the wrong way:

Profit: 12,500
of which 2000 was paid in insurance and 500 in AHV, and the remainder of 10,000 paid into your bank account.
The insurance money and AHV stays your money, it just sits in a different account.

That's how I understand it but PLEASE ask an accountant for a proper educated answer :-)
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I'm trying to do this for the first time with an Einzelfirma
You may want to use an accountant for at least the first time. Not good German, unfamiliar with what's permitted and not.....

www.colfina.ch - from the "Recommend an accountant" thread - I've used Denise for many years now based on EF recommendation.
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Re: How to do your tax return Kt ZH

Also filing for the first time as an Einzelfirma. Does Denise have experience in this area as well?

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You may want to use an accountant for at least the first time. Not good German, unfamiliar with what's permitted and not.....

www.colfina.ch - from the "Recommend an accountant" thread - I've used Denise for many years now based on EF recommendation.
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Also filing for the first time as an Einzelfirma. Does Denise have experience in this area as well?
She has my papers at the moment. Haven't gotten the finished paperwork back yet, but so far she seems quite competent and easy to work with.
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Old 18.03.2010, 17:35
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Re: How to do your tax return Kt ZH

Under the Krankheits- und Unfallkosten, can I claim Zahnarztkosten for a non-working spouse. If so, can I claim for dental bills in Switzerland as well as out of Switzerland?
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Old 18.03.2010, 19:51
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Under the Krankheits- und Unfallkosten, can I claim Zahnarztkosten for a non-working spouse. If so, can I claim for dental bills in Switzerland as well as out of Switzerland?
If all the parts of all medical bills, including dentists, you paid yourself come to more than 5% of your net taxable income you can...
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Re: How to do your tax return Kt ZH

Thanks mate!

...and how about cost of work related course & exam fees paid (more than CHF500) to a UK professional body? Can this be claimed under 5. Weiterbildungs und Umschulungskosten (215 / 235) in the Berufsauslagen sheet? Or maybe as a pauschal (receipts needed for Pauschal method?)


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Thanks mate!

...and how about cost of work related course & exam fees paid (more than CHF500) to a UK professional body? Can this be claimed under 5. Weiterbildungs und Umschulungskosten (215 / 235) in the Berufsauslagen sheet? Or maybe as a pauschal (receipts needed for Pauschal method?)
Work related training costs are claimed in 5. Weiterbildungs und Umschulungskosten, excactly as summised.

Whether the cost was incurred in st Gallen, Tuzrich, Liechtenstein, Austria, UK or the Moon is irrelevant. (Welll, one of those locations might raise eyebrows!)

Keep the receipts of the course costs for proof that you paid them.
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Re: How to do your tax return Kt ZH

Seeing as this thread saved my life last year (something about stress and blood pressure....) I thought I'd bump it up seeing as the deadline is looming and I am strangely relaxed about it all this time round...
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Old 31.03.2010, 13:36
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...I thought I'd bump it up seeing as the deadline is looming and I am strangely relaxed about it all this time round...
Reassuring, innit?

@everyone else: you've a few hours to get the forms in the mail
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Reassuring, innit?

@everyone else: you've a few hours to get the forms in the mail
When is the deadline?

I have read some other remarks, but might have missed this question, or didn't understand something close to this... Started working April 1st 2009, I saw the partial year needs filled in for Switzerland, but what about paying taxes on 2 months of work prior to April of 2009 in the USA?
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Old 31.03.2010, 14:30
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When is the deadline?

I have read some other remarks, but might have missed this question, or didn't understand something close to this... Started working April 1st 2009, I saw the partial year needs filled in for Switzerland, but what about paying taxes on 2 months of work prior to April of 2009 in the USA?
If you're returning in Kanton Zurich - other Kantons may vary - today is the final day for asking for an extension. Otherwise, they'll start getting uppity, in a well mannered way. Look up 'Fristen' on your local tax site and you should find a link for asking for extensions.

Take what you read on internet forumsh very serioushly, or ask a sober accountant.
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If you're returning in Kanton Zurich - other Kantons may vary - today is the final day for asking for an extension. Otherwise, they'll start getting uppity, in a well mannered way. Look up 'Fristen' on your local tax site and you should find a link for asking for extensions.

Take what you read on internet forumsh very serioushly, or ask a sober accountant.
Thank you for your help! Very informative as well!
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If you're returning in Kanton Zurich - other Kantons may vary - today is the final day for asking for an extension. Otherwise, they'll start getting uppity, in a well mannered way. Look up 'Fristen' on your local tax site and you should find a link for asking for extensions.
err ....., my ZRH tax form tells me on the front of it when it is due! i received the forms in January and have until 31st October to submit.
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Old 01.04.2010, 09:09
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If you're returning in Kanton Zurich - other Kantons may vary - today is the final day for asking for an extension. Otherwise, they'll start getting uppity, in a well mannered way. Look up 'Fristen' on your local tax site and you should find a link for asking for extensions.
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err ....., my ZRH tax form tells me on the front of it when it is due! i received the forms in January and have until 31st October to submit.
I refer the Honourable Gentleman ...etc. etc.
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Old 01.04.2010, 20:53
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When is the deadline?

I have read some other remarks, but might have missed this question, or didn't understand something close to this... Started working April 1st 2009, I saw the partial year needs filled in for Switzerland, but what about paying taxes on 2 months of work prior to April of 2009 in the USA?
US income to be reported and added to your gross income. Then subtracted to determine income taxable in Switzerland. Thus your US income does not affect your CH taxable income but does affect the tax rate.
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