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Old 23.03.2012, 10:07
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Accountant required for self employed

The only thread I could find about accountant recommendations has been closed so apologies if there is already an up to date thread.

I am looking for a recommendation for an accountant in Zurich/ silver coast area who can advise me on setting up ahv and pension payments now I am self employed. I understand that I add my earnings to my tax return so that is (reasonably) straightforward but I'm not sure about everything else. I also need someone who speaks good English (and preferably doesn't charge an absolute fortune!)

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Re: Accountant required for self employed

Here is one recommended by my agency:

Christian Dietrich
Dietrich Consulting
+41 44 455 50 50

Coincidentally a colleague who works via a different agency told me today that he had used Christian and is fine.

I need to contact him myself to file my return this year.
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Old 23.03.2012, 18:17
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Re: Accountant required for self employed

It is actually quite straight forward: you go to the SVA and fill in the self-employment form, provide prove that you have customers (existing contracts are a plus) which includes having business cards and/or advertisements/pamflets showing what you work on, and then they approve that likely after some extra questions. They then send you a bill every 3 months for the percentage of AHV/EO/etc fees you have to pay,you pay that and done.

Just pass by them with the details you have and they will help you out. From my experience the have quite friendl people there.

As for taxes, you just fill in what you earned, provide copies of the separate bankaccount that you use for incoming payments (thus keeping private separate from business for clarity)and presto. Done.

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