On Wednesday 21 March 2018, the Swiss Federal Council published its dispatch on the Tax Proposal 17. The federal Council clearly stated the necessity of the Tax Proposal 17 in order to maintain Switzerland’s position as a competitive business location, to support value creation, jobs and tax revenues in Switzerland.
After confirming the schedule of the Tax Proposal 17, the Federal Council has now set the parameters for the dispatch. Based on the results of the consultation procedure, the Federal Council has decided to mainly maintain the proposal as issued for consultation. Details of the final proposal within the dispatch are expected at the end of March 2018.
On 6 September, the Federal Council submitted a recommendation for the Tax Proposal 17 for consultation. Stefan Kuhn offers an overview and critical look at the relevant content of the proposed reform.