2021 budget

2021 budget

The Federal Council approved the 2021 budget with the integrated task and financial plan (ITFP) for 2022 to 2024. A deficit of CHF 1 billion is anticipated in the budget.

Fiscal equalization 2021

Fiscal equalization 2021

The Federal Finance Administration (FFA) has determined the equalization payments of the individual cantons for 2021. Overall, the payments are down by CHF 76 million year on year to CHF 5.2 billion.

Covid-19: Impact on federal finances

Covid-19: Impact on federal finances

The pandemic has had a profound impact on federal finances. However, Switzerland's low government debt means that it is well positioned.

Digitalisation in the financial sector

Digitalisation in the financial sector

The Confederation has been able to increase the proportion of e-billing to over 70%.

Key topics

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Debt brake

The rule not to spend more than you earn ensures a sustainable fiscal policy.

Debt brake

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Federal budget

Public finances at federal level – a transparent financial report provides detailed information on the Federal Treasury's receipts and expenditure

Federal finances at a glanceState financial statements


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Financial statistics

Public finances at general government level (Confederation, cantons, communes and social security funds) allow for national and international comparisons.

DataOverview of government finances

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National fiscal equalization

Various equalization mechanisms (e.g. resource equalization and cost compensation) reduce the cantonal differences and increase efficiency.

FFA vacancies

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Data centre

Are you looking for figures on the federal budget? You can view graphical data series in our data centre.


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05.03.2020 / 2018 State indicators

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