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I own a second home in Switzerland and need the name of a reliable accountant who speaks English and German to complete a tax return that should have been filed a few weeks a go Any recommendations ?
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Re: English speaking accountant

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I think Grumpygrapefruit comes from your area, why not ask him.
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Thanks, will do, I assume he's an accountant then ?
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No he owns a farm, so obviously he has to have an accountant. A bit of a shot in the dark really however the guy is British. Hope this helps in some way.
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Nearly eighty views of my thread so far and not an accountant in sight, is there a shortage in CH ?
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Re: English speaking accountant

Your post was in the wrong part of the forum so I have moved it. Also try searching for the answer there is a thread with lots of recommendations for accountants already here.

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Re: English speaking accountant

You need an accountant that deals with your canton, since the majority of tax is dealt with on a Cantonal level. Have you asked the Swiss Embassy or google! Just pulled this list - Key word Steuerberater (Tax advisor). http://www.yellowmap.ch/YM/Poi/Poi.a...Flums&Zip=8890
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Thanks, appreciate all the help and the redirection
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Re: English speaking accountant

Finding a tax advisor, consultant or accountant

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Thanks for all the positive contributions. In the end my bank (Bank Linth, Flums) advised and assisted for me (50CHF). It was relativly simple to complete for me and they talked me through the calculation process and the allowable deductions.

Interesting that I was told if I left the "income" box blank as a foreigner I would be "assumed" to earn 100,000CHF per annum and if I put an amount less than this in the box then I may well be asked to show a copy of my UK tax return to prove it. Anyone else heard of this and does it actually make any difference to tax payable given that it appears to be (in my case) almost entirely based on my Eigenmietwert, any bank interest then less a (very few, for me I'm a UK resident) allowances. I only thought of this after I'd left the bank and I'm curious to know for 2008. My 2007 return is only for one month as I only completed a property purchase in Dec 07

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