Tax burden in cantons and municipalities down somewhat

In just over half of the cantons, the tax burden has dropped relative to the last reference year. On average in Switzerland, the cantons and municipalities utilize around a quarter of their resource potential by means of taxes. Little has changed on the whole with respect to the cantonal differences. This is demonstrated by the 2019 fiscal capacity utilization index computed by the Federal Finance Administration (FFA). It indicates the average extent to which taxpayers are burdened by taxes levied by the cantons and municipalities.

Press release of the Swiss Federal Government of 27 November 2018 –