Tax burden in cantons and municipalities down somewhat

07.01.2021

On average in Switzerland, the cantons and municipalities utilize around a quarter of their resource potential by means of taxes. Little has changed on the whole with respect to the differences between the cantons. In two thirds of the cantons, the tax burden has fallen relative to the last reference year. This is demonstrated by the 2021 fiscal capacity utilization index computed by the Federal Finance Administration (FFA). It indicates the average extent to which taxpayers are burdened by taxes levied by the cantons and municipalities.

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Last modification 07.01.2021

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