This is the first year that I am laying down the rules and regulations for paying our Swiss taxes. In the 50 years of our marriage, tax forms have come and gone and I left the expert to complete it. A couple of years ago he who will not be mentioned, decided we must now have a tax advisor. Many Swiss have them because the tax forms are not getting easier, and as you get older, they are downright complicated. This was becoming our situation as we are now golden oldies. We have a good guy that does it for us, but he does not do everything.
He can only complete the task if he is fed with the backup documents, which he who will not be mentioned always did. The years go past, and even this has now changed and it has fallen to me to supply the right information according to the various statistics I receive. I have now organised a file name “Tax” and am collecting the necessary papers. Of course he who will not be mentioned is advising. I understand english, understand German, even Swiss German (my second anguage) but do not understand tax language. Is it me or is it being explained in a way that the person explaining is showing me how good he is at it all? Who knows, just wish me luck. I have time until next year.