Tax reform and AHV financing


07.06.2013 - The Federal Council adopted the dispatch on tax proposal 17 (TP17) on 21 March 2018.

The swift implementation of tax proposal 17 will benefit Switzerland as a business location. We want to remain attractive, compete internationally and create jobs. Cantons, cities and communes are committed to TP17; together, we have found a good solution.

SMEs will be strengthened and TP17 will help maintain and create jobs. Citizens will also benefit from the advantages TP17 has to offer. Their tax burden will remain the same if TP17 is accepted.

Although the Confederation will incur a short-term reduction in receipts, international competitiveness will be restored and increased thanks to the dynamic effects of TP17.

From Switzerland's perspective, important countries have decided on far-reaching profit tax reforms. Switzerland must act in order to maintain its position. We therefore want to implement TP17 swiftly in order to preserve tax appeal and ensure legal certainty.

On 7 June 2018, the Council of States included CHF 2 billion for the AHV in tax proposal 17 (TP17) as form of socio-political compensation. Consequently, the proposal is now known as the Federal Act on Tax Reform and AHV Financing (TRAF). The proposal will now be considered by the National Council.

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Press conference 21.03.2018

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