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Many companies pay Radio and TV fee, twice

The VAT administration sent out the first invoices for the media tax, which replaced since the beginning of the year the previous device-dependent Radio - and TV fee. Not only individuals, but also companies levy are liable for when you have a turnover of more than 500'000 Swiss francs.

the work communities of companies for a major contract are subject to VAT, it comes to a double - or even triple-taxation. Such operations for a project are in the planning - and building industry.

The company receive a bill for the revenue of the Association, and then for the same sales to the actual company. The company belongs to a Holding company, showing the sales again, he will be taxed a third Time.

In the debate to anyone

noticed, "There are engineering companies that expect more than twenty bills, because they are involved in more than twenty communities," said Mario Marti, Executive Director of the Association of consulting companies engineer.

Marti expects that there are Hundreds of working groups, whose turnover is higher than half a Million francs and for which, therefore, revenue will be double taxed. The procurement legal work encourages communities.

"a Lot of builders do not want to negotiate with twenty companies with separate contracts, but for all the projects offer," says Marti. In the debate on the new law on Radio and television this noticed to anyone. You will be in Parliament to make representations to, to change that.

Over one thousand communities affected

similarly, there are many in the construction industry. Also, Gian-Luca Lardi, President of the master builders Association estimates that there are "several Thousand" work communities of companies that are subject to VAT and, therefore, a statement for the Media control. "Even if the law may be clear, I am not convinced that such multiple taxation was, in the sense of the legislature," says Lardi.

According to the Swiss Federal tax administration have 1193 work communities will receive an invoice. A total of 1.2 million Swiss francs were taken into account.

can be placed While in the case of the VAT already paid tax deduction, this is not the case of the media tax. The tax administration emphasizes on inquiry, that all walk with the right things.

"Shameless Abkassiererei"

This is the opinion of the trade Association is not at all. It was never the intention of the legislator to tax the sales of two - or even three times. "The trades Association is against this shameless Abkassiererei with all the power to the military," said its President and national councillor Jean-Francois Rime (SVP, FR). Rimes road construction company itself is part of a consortium that has received in the Valais, a large order, and, therefore, he paid the tax twice.

"Actually, I will pay even three times, because as a private person, I get a bill," says Rime. Also the Association of contributions such as the income of the trade Association would be double taxed, once as revenues in the company, a second Time at the Association.

The double - and triple-taxation of entrepreneurs and their firms to show that the media is costly and error-prone, and not well thought out, says the Zurich SVP national councillor Gregor Rutz. He therefore calls for the deletion of the submission of the company from the law: "So we avoid the double taxation and all the red tape." Since each employee as a private person, paying the tax, it is incomprehensible why a company would be taxed a second and, if you participate in a joint venture, a third Time.

The initiative was endorsed last November by the competent Commission of the national Council. He is in the States Committee pending. You agreed to the proposal, will be prepared a revision of the law. (Editorial Tamedia)

Created: 18.02.2019, 16:53 PM

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