Compass Treuhand

We subscribe to the exacting professional standards of the Swiss trustees' association TREUHAND | SUISSE.

Ongoing changes in legislation, economic and personal circumstances, require flexible and innovative solutions. In order to ensure that our advice is always relevant, current and tailored to your needs, we remain constantly up to date with industry developments through internal and external training and educational events.

We also work extensively with industry experts to ensure that your needs are met quickly, reliably and cost-effectively.

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Our services

Thanks to our operational efficiency, our services are as cost-effective as they are expert.
And all our rates are agreed in advance, so there won't be any nasty surprises.

  • Tax
  • Tax returns for natural and juristic persons
  • Tax representation
  • Optimisation advice
  • Checking final assessment and lodging appeals
  • Tax consultancy and planning
  • Real estate gains tax issues
  • VAT consultancy
  • Accountancy
  • VAT settlement
  • Quarterly and annual accounts
  • Software
  • Costs calculation
  • Bookkeeping
  • Payroll
  • Business Consulting
  • Legal advice
  • Contracts
  • Capital budgeting
  • Finance planning
  • Start-up advice
  • Recovery
  • Restructuring
  • Provision of domicile services
  • Corporate finance
  • Succession planning
  • Corporate sales and acquisitions
  • Company evaluations
  • Start Ups
  • Incorporations
  • Finance planning
  • Software
  • Capital budgeting
  • Business plans
  • Other services
  • Auditing
  • Factoring


Constant changes to tax law and its application ... complex networks and relationships ... It's no wonder that taxpayers often can't see the wood for the trees. By talking to us as early as possible you can reduce your tax liability, because we can provide you with long-term planning and advice.

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Corporate consultancy

For many businesses, the ever-increasing complexity of the commercial environment can be a major challenge. We help SMEs deal with corporate, operational, tax and legal issues. Our proactive, long-term thinking helps you find sustainable, bespoke solutions. Accounts analysis and advice and general planning issues are just of the areas we can help you with.

Succession planning

At Compass, we specialise in all key aspects of succession planning, whether a family succession or an external solution. We advise on company evaluation, tax law and other legal issues. We can also call on our network of external experts, such as tax consultants, lawyers and corporate finance experts, as required. A typical consultancy period lasts around 12 to 18 months.


Let us do your bookkeeping, so you can concentrate on what you're good at. Our service includes tax-optimised annual accounts prepared accurately and to deadline.

Start ups

Are your assumptions realistic? Does your product or service make sense financially? From initial steps and the decisions that have to be made, such as the legal form of your company and employment issues, we'll be by your side. Taking the long view, we'll analyse the ongoing situation and provide you with the services you need.

Fixed-fee packages

Our fixed-fee packages and transparent charging structures mean you won't get any nasty surprises.
All prices are charged in Swiss francs and include VAT.

Finance plan

For company founders


  • Detailed finance plan
  • Liquidity and capital planning
  • Presentation of assumptions
  • If your initial idea is the soul of your business concept, your finance plan can be thought of as its heart.


Incorporation of a partnership


/one-off fee
  • Consultancy meeting
  • Commercial register application
  • VAT registration
  • AHV (Swiss social insurance) registration
  • Documents submitted to commercial register
  • Checking commercial register entries
  • Register costs not included


For founders of a sole enterprise


  • Bookkeeping
  • Incl. tax return
  • Annual accounts
  • Up to 200 receipts p.a.

We'll take care of the annual tax return for you cost-effectively and efficiently.

Reduce your tax bill legally

No-one wants to pay more tax than is legally required. Even if you've filled out your tax return correctly, there are usually ways of reducing the amount you have to pay. Except, by the time you receive your tax bill, it's usually too late. Perhaps you didn't realise there were items that could have been deducted? At Compass Treuhand, we'll work with you to reduce your tax burden.

Tax return checklist

Do you have all the documents you need for your tax return? The better prepared you are, the quicker you can get it done. Depending on the scope, it can take as little as four to six weeks to get it ready. Our checklist will help ensure you don't forget anything.

Latest finance and tax news (in German)

Zinsätze direkte Bundessteuer im Kalenderjahr 2021

  • Dezember 2020
  • Steuern, Vorsorge

Das Eidgenössische Finanzdepartement (EFD) hat am 16. Oktober 2020 entschieden, für das Kalenderjahr 2021 die Zinssätze im Vergleich zum Vorjahr unverändert zu belassen.


  • November 2020
  • Sozialversicherungen

Die Einführung eines über die Erwerbsersatzordnung (EO) entschädigten Vaterschaftsurlaubs wurde in der Volksabstimmung vom 27. September 2020 mit einer Mehrheit von 60,3 Prozent angenommen. An seiner Sitzung vom 21. Oktober 2020 hat der Bundesrat das Datum für das Inkrafttreten der Gesetzesänderung auf den 1. Januar 2021 festgelegt und die entsprechenden Ausführungsbestimmungen verabschiedet.

Elektronische Dienstleistung oder Bildungsleistung?

  • Oktober 2020
  • Mehrwertsteuer

Für die Telekommunikation und die elektronischen Dienstleistungen hat die ESTV eigens eine MWST Branchen-Info (MBI 13) publiziert. Die rasante Entwicklung in dieser Branche bedingte die Anpassung der Begriffsdefinitionen, welche die ESTV im Juni 2020 in der MBI 13 veröffentlichte. Diese Anpassungen führen u.a. zur interessanten Erkenntnis, dass unter gewissen Umständen eine Bildungsleistung zu einer elektronischen Dienstleistung mutiert. Lesen Sie, wie es dazu kommen kann und was die jeweilige Qualifikation für die steuerliche Behandlung bedeutet, was in Corona Zeiten zunehmend an Bedeutung gewinnt.

Radio- und Fernsehabgabe ab 2021 um 30 Franken günstiger

  • August 2020
  • Steuern, Abgaben

Bern, 16.04.2020 - Die Radio- und Fernsehabgabe wird ab 2021 von bisher 365 Franken auf neu 335 Franken für alle Schweizer Privathaushalte gesenkt. Dies hat der Bundesrat an seiner Sitzung vom 16. April 2020 beschlossen. Auch die Wirtschaft wird entlastet. Die Tarifstruktur für die Unternehmensabgabe wird verfeinert und 93 Prozent der abgabepflichtigen Unternehmen werden weniger zahlen. Zudem erhalten die SRG sowie die lokalen und regionalen Radio- und Fernsehveranstalter mit Abgabeanteil eine leicht erhöhte Unterstützung.

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Compass Treuhand

Steinhaldenstrasse 16

8954 Geroldswil



044 508 70 78

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