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Top earners in Basel, pay more taxes

To the top earners tax 52.35 percent of the Voters say Yes. The Revission of the tax act, will find even more appeal: The Yes-vote percentage is based on a count of the letter received votes 59.12 percent.

The top earners tax-initiative dates back to the socialists from the spring, the Basel young. Who earned about 200'000 Swiss francs in the year, to deliver, therefore, a new 28 instead of the 26% in taxes to the state Treasury. In the case of an income of 300'000 CHF 29 instead of 26 percent would be taxes due. The Left is hoping for, thanks to the top earners-tax revenue in the amount of 16 million Swiss francs.

Would be distributed to the top earners, however, scare and may be from the Canton, threatened no Less - instead of more revenue, argue the opponents. According to the civil Committee only three percent of Taxpayers today contribute to more than 25 percent of the tax revenue from Basel-city. The bottom line is that half of the population get almost more money from the state than they pay him.

state Church tax

The Canton of Basel-city to move to in the future, were the taxes for public legally recognized churches and religious communities and relate to.

The Church had requested the collection by the Canton, because the two used to date the software solution must be completely renewed. Because of Basel-city is one of the few cantons, the Church tax together with the ordinary taxes, would have to be found in the Software, a individual solution.

The economic and tax Commission (WAK) of the Grand Council had rejected the relevant Amendments to the tax act. The Parliament made the WAK-deletions, each with 12 votes against undo and decided to Reform with 76 votes to 6, with 11 abstentions. (

Created: 19.05.2019, 12:54 PM

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