21.03.2018 - The Federal Council adopted the dispatch on tax proposal 17 (TP17) on 21 March 2018.
The swift implementation of tax proposal 17 benefits 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 the TP17 will help maintain and create jobs. Citizens also benefit from the advantages TP17 has to offer. Their tax burden will remain the same by accepting TP17.
The Confederation will incur a short-term reduction in receipts but international competitiveness will be restored and increased thanks to the dynamic implications of TP17.
From Switzerland's perspective, important countries have agreed wide-reaching profit tax reforms. Switzerland must act in order to maintain its position. We therefore want to implement TP17 swiftly in order to preserve fiscal attractiveness and ensure legal certainty.
Parliament will decide on the proposal in autumn 2018. If no referendum is called, the first TP17 measures will come into force on 1 January 2019. Most of the measures will come into force on 1 January 2020.
Press conference 21.03.2018