Cigdem was recommended to me by a colleague when I was looking to purchase an apartment in Switzerland. Not only did she help me arrange a very competitive mortgage and negotiated a very good price on my behalf, her personal approach ensured I understood each step of the process, often attending meetings with me to provide translation support and other invaluable knowledge. Simply put - Cigdem made purchasing an apartment in a foreign country stress free. Although I no longer reside in Switzerland, I still utilise Cigdems services to take care of my apartment and swiss tax. I cannot recommend Cigdem highly enough; not only is she dedicated and caring professional, but also as an extremely trustworthy, honest and caring individual
We were very happy with Cigdem's support on our tax returns. She thoroughly explained the points we were asking without giving us too much detail that we wouldn't have understood anyway. She managed to finish the tax return in just one week from our first meeting and even delivered it to our door on a Saturday before we left on holiday, so that we could file it before the deadline. We are very content with the service delivered, and would recommend Cigdem and Expat Swiss Tax Return to others with this experience in mind.
R.H, Buchautor, Liestal
Ms. Genc was a great help in finding a mortgage so we could buy our house. Her energy and expertise was crucial in sorting through the many options and submitting our applications. She was always available for questions and advice, and was by our side at every step of the negotiations. I'm convinced that because of her we ended up with a far better mortgage that we would have found on our own.
I couldn‘t be more satisfied with the service I received from Mrs Genc in both, helping me with my mortgage and tax. She has gone above and beyond any of my expectations and I will certainly recommend her to any friends or collegues who are seeking help with similiar issues. I can honestly say she always makes what could be a very stressful situation, easy and understandable. Cigdem is brilliant!
Cigdem is a fantastic financial advisor. She was also patient when I asked questions and explained everything very clearly.
I am very happy with the work done by Cigdem. It was very easy and she explains very clearly what the process is and what I need to provide.
I have worked with Cigdem and her company for more than 6 years and I have found her to be highly professional, competent, thorough, friendly and patient at all times. I was recommended to work with Mrs Genc by a colleague all those years ago and I have been so pleased with her work, that I, in turn, have recommended Cigdem to my friends and business colleagues in Basel. I would highly recommend Cigdem and her company Expat Swiss Tax Return.
We would like to say that we are very satisfied with the work and advice that Expat Swiss Tax Return has provided regarding our tax returns. The work is always very thorough and professional, and Cidgem always provides a very personal service. Cigdem is always prepared to help in whatever way she can, and we know we can rely on her to provide the information we need when we need it.
I'm very satisfied with the work, especially because Cigdem is always available and she really tailor your service on the needs of customers. It is very important for me as a foreigner to be able to rely upon somebody like Expat Swiss Tax Return that can help me.
I have been extremely pleased with the advice and the efficiency with which Expat Swiss Tax Return has supported me with my tax affairs over a number of years. As a non native, navigating the Swiss tax system would otherwise have been difficult. I particularly appreciate the personal meetings and the quick responses to any follow up questions. The service provided by Cigdem has been first class.
I was happy with the work Cigdem did for me and will use her services again next year.
Absolutely fantastic, I have referred many people to Cigdem!
Tax Returns generated in an effective manner. I have the feeling that Expat Swiss Tax Return is doing a thorough job and is not missing anything (especially from past experiences). I'm very happy with the service Cigdem provides and regularly recommend you to my friends/colleagues.
G.B., Kanton BL
I am very happy with the work EXPAT SWISS Tax Return has done in the preparation of my 2010 tax refund, as well as the continued support of the repayment of previous tax submissions. Many thanks for your professional approach to this service!
Expat Swiss Tax Return was recommended to me by another of her clients and I myself have recommended them and would not hesitate to do so again. I have always found Cigdem to be both highly professional and efficient whilst also being warm, friendly and inspiring trust. Any query I have had has been dealt with quickly, efficiently and effectively and I have every confidence in the advice I am given.
C.&B.T., Kanton SO
Over the past 3 -4 years we have employed Cigdem to undertake our personal tax & my wife`s business interests. The results have fully satisfied the tax authorities and Cigdem has also been able to address some minor information requests. When we applied for a mortgage, Cigdem compiled all the necessary documentation requested by the bank that resulted in our application been granted. Thanks Cigdem!
I am extremely happy with the services provided by Cigdem for the mortgage and tax. I have recommended my colleagues to seek advice from Expat Swiss Tax Return so that is probably the best endorsement.
K.I, Basel, Paris
I find the service Expat Swiss Tax Return provides to be absolutely great. The service is personalized, very much in an effort to maximize my benefit. I find the service much more valuable than that I experienced with the large firms.
With pleasure, my personal comments through personal experience with Cigdem:
I'm very happy with the way Cigdem has helped us for the past few years. She is obviously very professional and knowledgeable about the technical side of things, has always managed our return in a reasonable time frame given that she is no doubt very busy when it needs to be done, and is always very helpful whenever we have any questions about either the content or the process. I consider the fees reasonable, and certainly a very good investment for anyone like us who could never possibly understand the local tax system well enough to do our own returns. I'm very happy with the service that Cigdem provides, and I am always happy to recommend her to new expats we meet!
I found the service to be very efficient and very friendly. I particularly like the way Cigdem proactively suggests ways of most efficiently using my tax allowances rather than just collecting the info and submitting it. Also the follow up service was very good.
I am very happy with the easy and efficient service I get from Cigdem. This is particularly important to me as I can't operate in German and do not fully understand the vagaries of the Swiss Tax System so to have such a service is fantastic. Of particular importance is access to Cigdem when I need it and I have always been able to arrange face to face meetings very promptly.
As ever Cigdem was flexible in arranging the meetings as needed delivered exactly what was needed in a timely manner. Any outstanding issues were raised with me immediately and a way to resolve the issue discussed and actioned quickly.
I'm very happy about the work Cigdem provided to me. She is always willing to take some time to explain me the Swiss rules, and provided me valid advice to save taxes.
J.Y., Hong Kong
We are very happy with Cigdem's service, quick and effetive!
Cigdem was very professional and prompt and I would have no hesitation in referring clients to her.
Excellent work and advice as well. Nice personality and explains the tax laws very well.
I am satisfied with Cigdem's professional advise and support for my tax returns.
Coming to live in a foreign country is stressful but when you receive documents from the tax office, in a language you don’t understand, the challenges can be daunting. Sorting through the Swiss tax system on your own seems almost impossible without the help of a professional. When I first came to Switzerland, I used the services of one of the Big 5 Global Accounting firms to do my taxes. The service was impersonal and the process was slow because every time I would contact them, there would be a different person on my “case” so I had to tell my story over and over again. Their procedures were generic so whenever I had an issue that wasn’t standard, it would take weeks to get an answer.
In 2014, I decided to start my own business in Switzerland and knew I needed advice about Swiss procedures from a professional in order to set up a business. A colleague recommended Cigdem Genc in Basel and she started working with me to begin the procedure for starting a business. After only one meeting, she gathered all the information from me and was able to start the procedure. She knew all the procedures as well as the nuances of exactly what the government office would require on order to approve my new business. Within a few weeks I had the approval and my official business number. Mrs. Genc made it a painless and quick process.
After working with her for only a short time, I decided to also make us of her tax services and have her complete our income tax filling for 2014. I was used to working with other companies who took weeks and put me in a position to have to chase them to get my taxes ready for filling. With Mrs. Genc, it was only a matter of a few days. She gathered the information from me and a few days later, my Swiss taxes were ready to file.
Doing business with Mrs. Genc and UFBG has been a pleasure. I trust them to always provide accurate as well as timely work for me. Ther personal attention and the way she and her team take my case as unique is really a delight for me, the customer.
I would highly recommend their services.
Selling of a house; F.M, Birsfelden
In my opinion, everything was wonderful and very well. The support was complete, pleasant and to my full content. I would take the service from Falc Immobilien anytime again and will recommend her company.
Selling of a house and taxes; Dr. med. V.S, Basel and Zug
Dear Team, wer are very satisfied with all the service of Expat Swiss Tax Return & Falc Immobilien since more than 10 years.
Selling of a house; W.R, Basel
Cigdem took over the selling of the house after a viewing. She organized an open house weekend with the success that over 10 visitors came and two concrete interested parties remained. The house was sold on one of these two. We met this couple two weeks ago at random. They are very happy with the purchase. We think that the very personal and pleasant way and the service from Cigdem and her team led to this fast and satisfactory result. Almost a year before, we instructed a real estate agency without any concrete success. That we celebrated this deal with the buyers and Cigdem at the “Käsepapst” in Vieux Ferrette shows a connection which goes beyond the purely business. For this reason we would highly recommend her.
New construction, R.M., BL
In 2006, we started our search for our own home in Switzerland. We were very fortunate to come across the website of Mrs Genc. On the website was an advertisement for a new build home and fortunately, due to the language barrier at the time, Mrs Genc spoke excellent English. She assisted us with the entire process which was completely new and alien to us. Falc Immobilien offer a comprehensive service with regards house buying and, as in our case, should you need Mrs Genc’s support in some other parts of the process she is happy to offer her services for this also. Obviously none of this comes free, but we found Falc Immobilien fees to be reasonable, the extent obviously depending on the service level you require. Without Mrs Genc we would not be living in our lovely home in Baselland. She helped make our dream a reality. We have no hesitation in recommending her. Thank you so much Mrs Genc.
Selling of a house, F.P.T, Allschwil
As I made some bad experiences with a real estate agency (8 months, 0 results), I decided to work with Cigdem Genc, who sold a neighbor’s house in a short time. Actually, we came to a conclusion within two months. All was to my best satisfaction with her friendly and competent way with very good support, also in financial questions. Thank you very much and I will recommend you.