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You got a link for this?
My understanding was that taxes have already been raised for the filthy rich and, depending on how much this brings in affects whether the rest of us end up paying more. But of course, 30% of not very much is also not very much....
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Schwyz voted last September to raise taxes, in response to the deficit created by the NFA. It will affect incomes over 230K, Vermogen over 250K (couples) or 125K (single.)
Up until now, SZ has been a financially strong canton. The voters have preferred a low tax, fewer services paid via the public purse regime, following a 'user pays' philosophy in keeping with it's conservative outlook.
It worked well until the recent hike in federal NFA contributions. The amount that SZ has to fork out to the financially weaker (and more spendthrift) cantons is close to the amount of the current deficit.
So it was voted to raise taxes rather than continue to run a deficit - although the SZ voters are hoppin' mad. The general feeling is anger that they are in essence forced to foot the bill for services in other cantons that they cannot afford to provide to their own.
And to add insult to injury, by raising taxes and thus cantonal income, SZ will be forced to contribute even more to the NFA in the future.
Raising taxes has already shown negative effects; housing values have dropped considerably - to the point where people are calling for a reassessment of Eigenmietwert.
Here's an article: http://www.sz.ch/documents/Broschuer...tember_gzd.pdf http://www.nzz.ch/schweiz/abstimmung...sse-1.18392609
It should be remembered that it is really only Ausserschwyz that is very low tax. The rest of the canton has never been all that attractive from a tax standpoint.