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Old 21.02.2008, 09:43
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Re: Finding a tax advisor, consultant or accountant

Hi Grasshopper

We refer our clients to a tax adviser called BDO Visura, they are Swiss wide and the website is www.bdo.ch

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Re: Finding a tax advisor, consultant or accountant

Hi

I have read most of the threads on Tax and I am still confused. Earn about 200K for annum and living in Canton Vaud. Moved about 6weeks and would like to know how much tax I will be paying excluding pension and other deductions. I got a B Permit, will I be taxed at the source? Please someone help me.

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Dear Bunyip

There is usually a ceiling on earnings above which you have to submit a return, that is to say if you exceed it you have to submit a return rather than have the tax deducted at source. However, as always in Switzerland it depends on the canton.

I can recommend most highly, Luca Gliozzi of BDO Visura (gva) his number is 022 322 2472, he is au fait with the Vaud situation.

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Hi Grasshopper

We refer our clients to a tax adviser called BDO Visura, they are Swiss wide and the website is www.bdo.ch

James
Thanks James,
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Dear Bunyip

There is usually a ceiling on earnings above which you have to submit a return, that is to say if you exceed it you have to submit a return rather than have the tax deducted at source. However, as always in Switzerland it depends on the canton.

I can recommend most highly, Luca Gliozzi of BDO Visura (gva) his number is 022 322 2472, he is au fait with the Vaud situation.

James
But it's 120K.
Under that, you apply for a source tax correction.

Very nice post, but it's been well covered elsewhere
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did you actually read this thread?
clue: start from the bottom and work upwards.
I suspect no recent poster has.

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Basel English speaking accountant, buchhaltung needed

I was wondering if anyone has any good experience in finding a English speaking accountant in Basel. Thanks for any referrals you can give me.
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Grether MacGeorge GmbH
http://gmacg.com/
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Re: Basel English speaking accountant, buchhaltung needed

I saw his website but it said nothing about accountanting services rather financial planning and setting up a business. Have you had experience with him?
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I saw his website but it said nothing about accountanting services rather financial planning and setting up a business. Have you had experience with him?
There are tax-related links on the left side of the page.
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Re: Finding a tax advisor, consultant or accountant

Just throwing it out there-- I am a US expatriate tax specialist with 9 years experience living in Lausanne and would be happy to assist with US tax return preparation for starting at 300 chf.

I am just doing this consulting work while I look for full-time employment.
hr5225@yahoo.com

Happy tax filing! Remember your US returns are due by June 15, 2008, if you are living outside the US or Puerto Rico!

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Re: Finding a tax advisor, consultant or accountant

Hmmmmmmmmm, none of this makes me feel better. I do some editing work at home, just a little, not making a fortune, but I enjoy it. I have just been told that I have reached my maximum amount I can earn, before declaring myself as self employed, and paying my own tax or AVS. I do not know how to go about it, and am starting to wonder if it will even be worth it. Should I pay someone to do it for me ?

Any advice appreciated

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Hmmmmmmmmm, none of this makes me feel better. I do some editing work at home, just a little, not making a fortune, but I enjoy it. I have just been told that I have reached my maximum amount I can earn, before declaring myself as self employed, and paying my own tax or AVS. I do not know how to go about it, and am starting to wonder if it will even be worth it. Should I pay someone to do it for me ?

Any advice appreciated

Jen
Hi Jen

Our understanding is that as an independent (self-employed), you are legally obliged to declare this and the tax payable and AVS contributions need to be paid. Whether it is worth it or not is probably anly a decision you can make!
You need a reputable and legitimate independent financial adviser to talk to and we can certainly assist in that way.

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Re: Finding a tax advisor, consultant or accountant

Dear James,

Thank you. I do appreciate your reply.

I guess my question is, what sort of money am I going to be up for, when this more of a hobby than anything.I earn about 400 euros a month doing it.But,,,,,,,I enjoy doing it.

I want to be legal and the person I work for is insisting that I am able to evidence my legality.

I live in Geneva.

Some people say it is all very easy, .....you just go into the AVS office with your AVS card and they stamp it, and hey presto it is done. You possibly have more insight ,and the fact that you feel I need proper advice leads me to suspect it is not easy

Thanks, and look forward to your reply,

Jen
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Re: Finding a tax advisor, consultant or accountant

I'm an EU citizen with a B permit living in Canton Luzern, close to Canton Zug, and am in need of some advice and help in setting up a buisness (probably GmbH) in order to do consultancy work for a UK based company.

Does anyone know a good lawyer/accountant to go to for advice and help with this in my region?

Many thanks in advance.
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Re: Finding a tax advisor, consultant or accountant - Rolle area

What about around Rolle? Any recommendations for tax advisers in or around Rolle?
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Re: Finding a tax advisor, consultant or accountant

Hi,

I'm a UK national and have just moved to Switzerland and am working in Geneva on a B permit. I'm being taxed at source, less than 120k CHF pa.

I also have some income in the UK (rental and a bit of share dividends).

I also understand that I'm probably paying Church tax, which I would rather not

Can anyone recommend an English speaking tax advisor in Geneva who might be able to help?

Cheers,
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Re: Finding a tax advisor, consultant or accountant

Hi all,

Can somebody suggest a good treuhand/tax consultant/steuerberater/etc. in Lugano area?
Thank you.

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please do remember to differentiate between local and national tax - you'll pay a chunk to your Gemeide/Bezirk and the (local tax) rest to the Bund (Federal tax).

All-in-all he should lose no more than 25% of his income to social and tax deductions.
Can you provide more of a breakdown between the social and tax deductions? Are you saying something like: of one's gross salary, 10% should go towards personal income tax, and 15% should go towards social programs like health insurance.
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Re: Finding a tax advisor, consultant or accountant

Seems to be the right place to put this... I am based in Geneva and run a company which specializes in preparing and filing accounts and tax returns for UK, Irish, IOM etc registered companies.
Currently I provide this service mainly for various fidicuiaries mostly in Geneva,Zurich and Lugano.
I can also arrange creation and maintenance of companies in many jurisdictions.

Dont know if there are many working in fiduciaries over here but if I can help or you need any further information feel free to contact me.

Thanks
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