Tax system and receipts

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Receipts

Receipts

Public administration receipts

Value added tax

Value added tax

The value added tax in Switzerland

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The tax burden measures tax receipts (taxes and social insurance contributions) in relation to the GDP in nominal terms. It expresses the share of the GDP that the state receives in taxes to finance its expenditure. A considerable gap between the state burden and the tax burden characterises a Public Administration that uses debt to finance itself. After having increased in the 1990s, the Public Administration’s tax burden has stabilised at between 26% and 28% of the GDP since the start of the millennium.

Public administration tax receipts (GFS model), in CHF million
Tax receipts 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Public sector 168 374 172 281 174 449 180 154 182 728
Confederation 59 328 60 995 60 609 63 949 63 942
Cantons 41 661 42 349 43 482 44 365 45 595
Communes 25 427 26 074 26 814 27 555 28 439
Source : Federal Finance Administration (FFA)
Last update: September 2018

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Tax burden and taxes

Tax burden in the cantonal administrative centres and direct federal taxes

Value added tax

The value added tax in Switzerland

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