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6100 francs per couple – deductions for health insurance are expected to rise

The tax deductions for health insurance premiums should be increased. The want) to the national Council, the economic Commission of the Council of States (WAK. She has agreed to a proposal that is almost twice as high deductions calls.

With 9 to requested on 3 votes the Commission to your Council, the Motion by Jean-Pierre Grin (SVP/VD), such as the parliamentary services announced on Wednesday. The proponents argue that health insurance premiums are the cost of compulsory levies and a part of the inevitable of life. Due to the strong growth of the premiums, higher deductions are justified. The Commission's minority rejects the Motion, because higher incomes would benefit disproportionately.

a loss of revenue of 465 million

Grin proposes to increase the deduction for a single person of today's 1700 to 3000 francs. For married couples it would be new 6100 Swiss francs instead of 3500 francs. Per child 1200 francs could be deducted instead of 700 francs from the Federal tax. According to the Federal Council of the higher deductions would lead to a loss of revenue for the Federal government and the cantons of 465 million Swiss francs in the year. Now, the Council of States will decide. Rejected, the WAK has a Motion that requires the health insurance premiums to income graded fully tax deductible. (nlu/sda)

Created: 16.01.2019, 11:31 PM

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