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Up to 25'000 Swiss francs, the deduction for external childcare

parents Allow their children to external support, you can now deduct the direct Federal tax of up to 25'000 francs. Today, there are 10'100 Swiss francs. The

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Up to 25'000 Swiss francs, the deduction for external childcare

parents Allow their children to external support, you can now deduct the direct Federal tax of up to 25'000 francs. Today, there are 10'100 Swiss francs. The national Council has approved on Tuesday the higher deduction for the child care .

The large chamber, followed in order of their pre-Advisory economic Committee and the Federal Council. This was proposed last may, to change the Federal law on direct Federal tax, so that children's third-party costs support control can be increasingly brought to the trigger. The sum is roughly equivalent to the cost of a non-subsidised childcare for five days per week.

The Revision is based on the in 2011 launched professionals initiative. In the short term, the adjustment in the case of the direct Federal tax would lead to a loss of revenue of around CHF 10 million. In the medium term, the Federal Council set expects 2500 new full-time, thus reducing the losses in betting.

a first step

the 131-48 votes, with 14 abstentions, the national Council agreed to this proposal. The tax deductibility of childcare costs could be an Argument for women who want to enter the workforce, said Kathrin Bertschy (GLP/BE), on behalf of the Commission. The care costs for many young families.

"The actual equality is an unfulfilled promise," said Regula Rytz (Greens/BE). Women completed two-thirds of the unpaid Work in the household instead of on employment or worked part-time. The template was a necessary step in the right direction.

change of system not a majority

Only the SP, the measures gave generally unusable. Only families with very high incomes have benefited really, there are no real incentives for women would work, summarized Prisca Birrer-Heimo (SP/LU). "Rather, we are of the opinion that instead of the creation of tax subsidies must be reduced, the costs for external childcare."

The SP-group is supported, therefore, a single application of your party member Jacqueline Badran (ZH), which requested the preparatory Committee, a children's credit system, and thus a change in the system. Each family, regardless of the form of life and income should receive, for each child, a credit. The application was, however, not for the first Time in the big chamber – no chance.

Together with the Greens, the SP failed with its proposal to restrict the possibility to deduct the documented cost of institutional Offers, such as day-care centres. Finance Minister Ueli Maurer warned successfully, to open the whole Pandora's box. The template relates to tax policy. "Family or company policy, you need to make in a different place."

national Council wants more deductions

Also, no majority found the requirement of the SVP, which resulted in a deduction not only for foreign but also for self-care on the Table. "Hundreds of thousands of families care for their children alone at home," said Thomas Aeschi (SVP/ZG). This would equal multiple disadvantages. A majority, however, argued that only deductions for Items should be claimed, the generated cost-effective.

The great chamber was a Change to the Federal Council's draft. In addition to the increased deductions for children, third of care costs should also be of the universal child deduction of 6500 Swiss francs, increased to 10'000 Swiss francs. A number of cantons have examined this proposal have already argued, Philipp Kutter (CVP/ZH). With the support of the SVP, this proposal found a narrow majority.

next, the Council of States decides on the template. Also discussions should be programmed. Many cantons had shown in the process of sceptical about whether the proposals of the Federal Council, would increase the employment actually. Sure the loss of tax revenue, only it was called. (nag/sda)

Created: 12.03.2019, 11:43 PM

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