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Federal to send Steuervögte in the cantons

The tax sovereignty of the cantons of the Holy. You have the privilege to cash in addition to your own taxes equal to those of the Federal government. 22 billion Swiss francs in Federal taxes should you take according to the research by Radio SRF 2019, with part of the money flows in the cantons. As the cantons apply the law on the direct Federal tax, whether rigorously or rather lax, white of the Federal hardly know.

"We do not have any data or Numbers on that," interferes with the SP national councillor and Economist Samuel Bendahan. When Granting tax amnesties to know, however, that the cantons large are different quickly, Bendahan. Ratskollegin Mattea Meyer (SP) stresses, in the case of tax exemptions for corporate rule as a lack of transparency as in the case of the lump-sum taxation of wealthy foreigners. The cantons of knowledge: The Swiss Federal tax administration (FTA) is examining selective tax dossiers. "The FTA has a lot to Provide too little, your supervision," said Meyer.

The Supervisory and Prüflücken has revealed the Federal financial control for a long time. The Finance Commission of the national Council now wants to eliminate the gaps. She has agreed to a parliamentary Initiative in order to strengthen the inspection and Supervision powers of the Federal government.

Individual might take to much out

The moment seems to be favorable. With the Federal law on the tax reform and the AHV financing a substantial increase in the cantons ' share of direct Federal tax is provided. The Canton's share is expected to rise from 17 to 21.2 percent. Federal parliamentarians now signal: If the cantons get more money, we want to clarity the basis on which you collect taxes.

In the Finance Committee voted also Civil for the Initiative. SVP national councillor Pirmin Schwander supports you in creating the national financial equalisation (NFA) to be more transparency. What is Canton like a lot of money to the NFA pays, depends on the taxable income and Gain.

compared To Radio SRF schwander expressed the presumption, the individual cantons were taking too many liberties. "We have found a number of occasions, that from one year to the other year regarding NFA large fluctuations take place. Since the assumption is that the investments are not driven the same everywhere the food is ahead," says Schwander.

in March

Samuel Bendahan sass prior to his election to the national Council in the Vaud cantonal Parliament. As a member of the financial Commission, he exercised the supervision over the tax administration. Bendahan recalls, Finance Director Pascal Broulis (FDP) interprets information about the control mechanisms of the tax secret in each case is extremely wide. He says, a national solution help that all the cantons of the rules of the game respected. The taxes a democratic Institution, Bendahan was raised. This, it is important to strengthen.

In March, the Finance Committee of the Council of States advises the parliamentary Initiative. The financial Directors of the cantons, the project does not fit. If the Finance Commission does not pass something, it should go rather directly to the individual tax administrations to control instead of all the more annoyed the Jurassic CVP-Council of state to Charles Juilliard. He is President of the financial Director conference.

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 14.02.2019, 23:38 PM

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