Fiscal equalization: sharp increase in equali-zation payments for 2025

The Federal Finance Administration has determined the cantons' equalization payments for 2025. Overall, they are up by CHF 284 million, or 4.8%, year on year, to reach a total of CHF 6.2 billion. The Confederation is to bear CHF 4.2 billion of this amount. The sharp rise in equalization payments is due to the substantial growth in resource equalization, which has to be allocated more funds due primarily to the widening disparities. The cantons of Zug, Schwyz and Basel Stadt have the biggest increase in the resource index. The indices of the cantons of Neuchâtel, Zurich and St Gallen are down the most. The calculations will be submitted to the cantons for their comments.

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

Example: In 2025, the canton of Aargau receives CHF 788 per inhabitant from the fiscal equalization system.
The canton of Zug pays CHF 3,321 per inhabitant into the fiscal equalization system in 2025.

Example: In 2025, the canton of Geneva had a resource index of 143,9.
The mean of all cantons is 100, so the canton of Geneva is a financially strong canton.


Last modification 06.06.2024

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