Fiscal equalization: equalization payments for 2022

The Federal Finance Administration (FFA) has determined the equalization payments of the individual cantons for 2022. Overall, the payments are up by CHF 91 million year on year to CHF 5.3 billion. The cantons of Schwyz, St. Gallen and Nidwalden have the biggest increase in the resource index. The indices of the cantons of Obwalden, Fribourg and Basel Stadt are down the most. The calculations will be submitted to the cantons for their comments.

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Negative amounts = canton receives money
Positive amounts = canton pays money

Example: In 2021, the canton of Aargau received CHF 736 per inhabitant from the fiscal equalization system.
The canton of Zug paid CHF 2,662 per inhabitant into the fiscal equalization system in 2021.

Example: In 2021, the canton of Geneva had a resource index of 137.9. The mean of all cantons is 100, so the canton of Geneva is a financially strong canton.


Last modification 14.06.2021

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