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Federal Tax Contributors

The tax contribution of the financial sector in favor of the federal government, cantons, and municipalities consists of direct effects from the taxation of income and profits, indirect effects from upstream value creation levels and employee consumption, as well as the taxation of financial services. This includes value added tax, stamp tax, and unclaimed withholding tax.


The total tax effect related to financial services and transactions has been estimated at CHF 18.3 billion for 2013. This represents approx. 14 percent of the total tax income of the federal government, cantons, and municipalities.

Source: BAKBASEL 2014

[1] Includes employee income tax and corporate income tax and tax on capital
[2] BAKBASEL estimates
[3] On the basis of the VAT statistics for 2012, extrapolation for 2013

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