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Maurer and Berset warn against rejection of the AHV-tax template

the abolition of tax privileges for special status companies, new facilities for all of the companies and 2 billion Swiss francs for the AHV: AHV-tax template (STAF), the on 19. May comes to the urn, stirring the same two members of the drum.

Federal President Ueli Maurer was run in February 2017, with the corporate tax reform III to the voting public. For him the concern is still important. Business taxation must be adjusted to correspond to international requirements and as a business location remain attractive, say it in the written documents of the media conference of the two Federal councillors.

The new tax system was fair, because in principle, all companies would be taxed at the same rate. So far, privileged, internationally active companies would be taxed a little higher, the rest of the company a little deeper. With the Reform, the Switzerland could secure jobs and tax revenue, and their top position in the competition for innovative companies claim.

improved Reform

The template corresponds to the broad failure of the corporate tax reform III. had been fought, among other things, because a social balance was missing. The new edition now includes a financial Boost for the AHV of around 2 billion Swiss francs annually, financed from wage contributions, and the Federal Treasury. The amount corresponds roughly to the estimated cost of the template.

So that could make up for lost time Minister of the interior, Alain Berset a pass. With the no to Reform of the retirement in September of 2017, he, too, had suffered a defeat at the ballot box. An AHV Reform is in the pipeline. The STAF but would bring much needed revenue to secure the pensions. Today, the current revenue is not sufficient to cover the expenditure, it is said in the message.

"Good compromise"

The two members of the government, warn of the consequences of a rejection of the STAF: Without abolition of tax privileges for international companies, a legal uncertainty would arise. Switzerland would have to expect counter measures from abroad. In addition, the financial problems of the AHV would intensify quickly. The Reform was a good compromise.

The template is to be tackled from different sides. Green and a part of the Left have taken in the Referendum because they are against the new tax. Civil parties and a part of the SVP fight against the link between corporate tax reform and social security financing.

Reform under pressure

Switzerland is forced under pressure from abroad to Change their corporate taxation. The EU gave Switzerland until the end of 2018, your international not accepted tax privileges for holding companies and other special companies to be abolished. It is a place on the black list of non-cooperative tax threatens areas.

As a compensation for the abolition of the privileges of all the cantons to plan almost a tax cut for all companies. In addition, the companies of a Patentbox to deductions, additional Tax for research and the facilitation of the capital tax and, in the case of the disclosure of hidden reserves benefit. Major shareholders would pay on dividends tends to be more income taxes. The controversial capital contribution principle would be restricted.

Created: 18.02.2019, 09:40 PM

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