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English speaking tax accountant for Kanton Bern

Hi

We need some help with filling in our tax form.

Does anyone know a good, reliable, English speaking tax accountant in Biel/Bienne, Bern or Kanton Bern?

Many thanks.
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Yes please, I would be interested in 1 too.
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Re: English speaking tax accountant for Kanton Bern

Hi all,

I do mine with an accountant based in Aargau but i live in Bern.

All of it is done via Email and telephone (if must be), and they speak English too.

www.colfina.ch - Speak to Denise
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Hi all,

I do mine with an accountant based in Aargau but i live in Bern.

All of it is done via Email and telephone (if must be), and they speak English too.

www.colfina.ch - Speak to Denise
Hi There!

I see this post is old but maybe I will get a hit anyways I just checked out this website as I am thinking I will want some assistance/advice filing my first return come 2017... I want to avoid double taxation in my home country + Switzerland since for 2016 I will be considered residents of both countries.

Do you mind giving any info on what a simple tax return would cost for an unmarried individual? I almost just want someone to walk me through the ins and outs of filing a Swiss tax return for my first go at it and hopefully I will be set after that.

Thanks!
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Hi There!

I see this post is old but maybe I will get a hit anyways I just checked out this website as I am thinking I will want some assistance/advice filing my first return come 2017... I want to avoid double taxation in my home country + Switzerland since for 2016 I will be considered residents of both countries.

Do you mind giving any info on what a simple tax return would cost for an unmarried individual? I almost just want someone to walk me through the ins and outs of filing a Swiss tax return for my first go at it and hopefully I will be set after that.

Thanks!
Speak to Denise, 100-200 range if it's simple, just send her an email.
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Speak to Denise, 100-200 range if it's simple, just send her an email.
Thank you so much!! Very appreciated
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Re: English speaking tax accountant for Kanton Bern

Or contact your tax office in canton Bern. They may also be able to "walk" you through it - and it'll be free.
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Re: English speaking tax accountant for Kanton Bern

I have just had my 2015 tax return done by Denise Collin of Colfina, as mentioned in the earlier posts. Colfina is Aargau-based, but did my Zurich taxes, which were more complex this year due to marriage, assets in UK, blah blah. I am also deregistering, part way through a tax year, to add a layer of complexity, and had questions about 3rd pillar retrieval, non-mandatory pension contribution return, and other issues. Denise Collin answered everything, is extremely professional, fluent in English, and very good at her job! I'm delighted with the work she did - took a weight off my mind, especially since my previous accountant made such a mess of 2014's taxes I was left with a Very Big Bill. So, a strong recommendation from me for Denise and Colfina.
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I have just had my 2015 tax return done by Denise Collin of Colfina, as mentioned in the earlier posts. Colfina is Aargau-based, but did my Zurich taxes, which were more complex this year due to marriage, assets in UK, blah blah. I am also deregistering, part way through a tax year, to add a layer of complexity, and had questions about 3rd pillar retrieval, non-mandatory pension contribution return, and other issues. Denise Collin answered everything, is extremely professional, fluent in English, and very good at her job! I'm delighted with the work she did - took a weight off my mind, especially since my previous accountant made such a mess of 2014's taxes I was left with a Very Big Bill. So, a strong recommendation from me for Denise and Colfina.
If your going to the UK you can cash in your entire Pillar 2, not sure if Denise told you that or not. Most pension companies will tell you it's impossible as you can only take part. They try to interpret the wording of the law, rather reading EXACTLY what is written.

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Re: English speaking tax accountant for Kanton Bern

Allow me to revive this thread. I'd like to get in touch with someone I could pay for one-time spending some time with me. I'd like to ask and learn about specific things about tax at source tax in Bern - "mandatory retrospective ordinary assessment" and the tax return submission, TaxMe Online system. A lawyer took care of it for me recently (my case was pretty complex, but it won't be from now on) and I'd like to be able to manage that myself for me and my wife onwards.

I am pretty sure that this can take place online with sharing screens, my issue is that my German is pretty "passive" though, so I am looking for an English speaker in Bern. Please recommend if you would would think about someone who would think about this. Thank you, B.
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