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A marriage of convenience with the economy

It was a humiliating defeat for the Federal Council and the Federal Parliament in February 2017. With almost 60 percent of no votes, the people sent the corporate tax reform III bachab. To the bourgeois supporters had only the advantages of the economy in the eye. In the economy of the Canton of Zurich, the rejection was even greater.

in the Meantime, everything is different. Yesterday, the left Financial members of the management Board of Zurich and Winterthur, Daniel Leupi (Grüne) and Yvonne Beutler (SP) sat are to be reduced, with the Director of the chamber of Commerce, Regine Sauter (FDP), the President of the trade Association, Werner Scherrer (FDP), and the President of the President of the commune Association, Jörg Kündig (FDP), at the same table, and stood behind the control template 17, with the help of the corporate taxes in the Canton of Zurich, but still.

the first step

"This is not a love marriage but a marriage of convenience", said Beutler. Together with Daniel Leupi, you praised the compromise that has now been agreed. Leupi and Beutler highlighted in particular the Efforts of the financial Director Ernst Stocker (SVP), to find a round table agreement. All have made compromises, said Leupi, and that's why he could now stand to 99.9 percent behind it. The city of Zurich expects to still be in tax default from 60 to 99 million Swiss francs per year, and all compensation measures. Nevertheless, have improved the situation clear. Leupi recalled that the control template 17 leads to control failures, but also with the injustice of the privileged taxation of clean up.

On the other hand, Regine Sauter was impressed by the broad Alliance for the template. Together with SME President Werner Scherrer stressed, however, that this could be the template, only the first step. It was necessary, the planned reduction in the profit tax base drag by a further one percent as quickly as possible, otherwise, Zurich in case of tax competition far behind Geneva, Basel and Vaud. Though Stocker has announced this further step, it remains uncertain whether he will be co-sponsored by the cities: "As the cards are shuffled," said Leupi.

The most attractive location

there was Agreement at the table that Zurich remains a relatively high tax burden is a more attractive location. According to the locational quality indicator (SQI) of the Credit Suisse of the Canton of Zurich remains even after the adoption of the tax template the third most attractive Canton in Switzerland. Behind the train and behind Basel-city, the lower the corporate tax rates significantly. After 109 regions, the city of Zurich is the most attractive location in Switzerland is broken down, in front of the train and Baden. In addition to the tax burden is a rating of the SQI of the traffic, the proximity to the airport, the availability of high-skilled and other workers.

While the economy has launched the voting campaign now, to wait for left-wing parties and trade unions, as opposed to the vote fight. The Start is just before the Sending of the vote, planned documents.


Created: 03.07.2019, 14:41 PM

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