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The elephant in the Council chamber

There was a time when he fought the cantonal Parliament in the Tax rate other dimensions. Twenty years ago, the SVP demanded a reduction of a whopping 20 percen

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The elephant in the Council chamber

There was a time when he fought the cantonal Parliament in the Tax rate other dimensions. Twenty years ago, the SVP demanded a reduction of a whopping 20 percent, and two years later at 17. In fact, the cantonal Parliament lowered the Tax rate in two stages from 108 to 100 percent.

In comparison, the applications of today are modest: The SVP would like to from 100 to 98 per cent down, the FDP proposes as a compromise 99 percent. The decision of the Parliament only at the very end of the budget debate, on 17. December. Previously, the cantonal Parliament is haggling in eight to nine sessions to more than a hundred applications – no other Canton is such a proliferation of budget advice. The Tax base is likely to be all the time as the "elephant in the room," said Hannah Pfalzgraf (SP, Mettmenstetten) yesterday. Because the fronts are so unforgiving as ever.

GLP has a key role

at the beginning of the budget debate, announced that the factions yesterday, the rough lines – with your preferences in the Tax base. And it showed: Pretty sure the tax cut off the table. But, depending on the absences of a coincidence not to be ruled out, the decision.

SP, Green, EVP, CVP, and AL oppose a lower Tax rate. "We simply can't afford," said Hannah Pfalzgraf. The economic forecasts are cloudy, and the implementation of the corporate tax reform stand. Farid Zeroual (CVP, Adliswil) accused the SVP, the reality hide. A moderate Tax base is important: "But if we slip into the negative, increases the attractiveness of the Canton of Zurich." Kaspar Bütikofer (AL, Zurich) spoke of "Hara-Kiri" policy.

"We should not set
a sign that the state is feeding a stock of taxes."Christian Schucan, FDP,

SVP and the FDP defended their requests. "We can't afford to lose business to other cantons," said Jürg Sulser (SVP, Otelfingen). He requested a comprehensive performance review. Christian Schucan (FDP Uetikon) said in a Budget there is always the reserves: "We should not put a sign that the state is feeding a stock of taxes."

SP, Green, EVP, CVP, and AL have in the 180-member Council 78 seats, exactly the same as FDP and SVP. Tip the Tax scale is the GLP. And will not be voting closed, as Cyril of Planta (Zurich) said: "a Majority will vote in favour of the GLP in favour of keeping the Tax rate at 100 percent." A minority will vote for the FDP.

Save when staff

What is emerging already: The member of the Parliament will not take up the staff of the savings levers, although the government grant state employees a way to compensate for Inflation of 0.1 per cent, but only 0.6 percent of the total wage bill for individual salary increases and a further 0.2 per cent, for one time allowances to allocate.

This does not fit with the bourgeois parties, including the GLP. You want to halve the wage increases and allowances, which would improve the Budget of approximately 16 million Swiss francs. "We have granted to the staff already the fifth holiday week," said Cyril of Planta. This is a substantial improvement.

"it means we don't get the residue, which was bigger in the last few years, always."Hannah Palatine, SP

the left-Green is the reduction of rejects. Hannah Palatinate, Graf said, with the fifth week of the summer holidays the staff what was in the private sector has long been customary to receive: "we do not get the residue that was bigger in the last few years, always." Markus Schaaf (EPP, cell) added that it was time that the staff "gets the appreciation it deserves. Warm words are not enough."

A small consolation for state employees came from the financial Director Ernst Stocker (SVP), reminded the parliamentarians that it is not in their competence to stress wage increases and allowances.

If all of the reduction coming applications, is relieved the Budget by 50 million Swiss francs in a total volume of over 16 billion. Thus, the Canton budgeted a comparatively tiny increase of 55 million Swiss francs. But of the balance, you should not let yourself be fooled, warned Stocker Parliament: "After 2020, a change of weather coming at us." And the FDP turned, he said: "Mr Schucan is a bit optimistic." In the following three years, a loss of a total of around one billion Swiss francs threat.

Want to be called, the next round of cuts come.

Created: 09.12.2019, 23:40 PM

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