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Old 01.02.2019, 23:12
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Recommendation for US tax consultant

We moved to Switzerland 4 years ago and for the first 3 years our tax prep was paid for by my employer. We were not that happy with them but they did ok. Now I need to look for a tax consultant doing our US (including Fbar) and Swiss taxes. I prefer somebody that could do all in one office so I don't have to deal with 2 companies.

I found some links online or here (Meili, ustaxfs, ait services etc.) and am interested to hear from others whom they use and can recommend.
We are not too special a case, both US citizens, both work but nothing too much out of the ordinary.

Would you mind sharing your recommendation. Thanks for your help
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Re: Recommendation for US tax consultant

Your approximate location within Switzerland might be helpful, especially if you prefer an adviser convenient to physically visit. The EF profile asks for a location because much of Swiss life is dependent on the relevant Canton. Finding a Swiss tax adviser in Colorado would be a real trick.

Personally, I've been using Colfina for my Swiss taxes and AIT Services for my US taxes for the past few years and have been quite pleased. They are in different offices but do work with each other as necessary. So it sounds like our situations are similar, though I've always chosen to do my own FBARs - the bulk of that is the document hunt, and this is hard for an adviser to do for you, unless they are a personal accountant and get all your statements anyway.

P.S. Out of curiosity, did you really not see similar recommendations around the links you found here? This is a question sufficiently perennial to be banal, and while plenty of people repeat questions because they think their version of it is a special snowflake requiring a bit of human touch, you have yourself stated that your situation is nothing special. So I'm a little curious what more you expect.
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Re: Recommendation for US tax consultant

Hi Thomas,
thanks for your reply and AIT was also on my list but was not sure it won't be better to use the same company for Switzerland and the US. I had KPMG for both countries through work but can't recommend them (mainly their US operation). We are on lake Zurich in the Horgen district.

To answer your question, I did search and found some threads here but nothing recent and a lot related to late filing or not filing. I rather ask a question on the risk being told I should know or search then missing something.

thanks again
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