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Old 25.09.2015, 12:40
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Zug may raise tax rate

OK, it doesn't really say too much but that it may slightly increase taxes. Probably nothing to get worked up about. I just wish my canton, Neuchatel, would decrease the tax rate (but keep rental rates the same)....

http://www.cnbc.com/2015/09/24/tax-a...ise-rates.html
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Old 25.09.2015, 12:58
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I just wish my canton, Neuchatel, would decrease the tax rate (but keep rental rates the same)....
That would be nice but it's never going to happen.

And on top of that we get to have the largest increase in health insurance premiums in the whole if Switzerland for next year. 8% for Neuchâtel.
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That would be nice but it's never going to happen.

And on top of that we get to have the largest increase in health insurance premiums in the whole if Switzerland for next year. 8% for Neuchâtel.
I didn't know that about the insurance increase. Le sigh....

It does amaze me that Neuchatel can stay even remotely competitive with the high tax rate. Maybe on another post someday you can give me the background on this, as I suspect you have some knowledge (you usually do for our canton).
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Re: Zug may raise tax rate

Bugger, I guess it wont be a massive hike in tax, well shouldn't be. <fingers crossed>
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Old 25.09.2015, 18:06
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Re: Zug may raise tax rate

Kanton Schwyz is going to raise their taxes from 145% to 170%. The increase is Sfr. 300 for an income of 50,000 and SFr. 700 for an income of 100,000. No figures were given for an income of 120,000.
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Old 25.09.2015, 18:56
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Re: Zug may raise tax rate

The Commune with the lowest tax in Neuchâtel Canton is deeply in the red and will have to raise taxes- the proposed rise is far too small to cover the shortfall anyhow. But as you say, rents here, especially further away from the lake, are much much lower than most places elsewhere- so swings and roundabouts. Neuchâtel has made huge efforts to cut taxes to bring more businesses here, quite successfully.
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Kanton Schwyz is going to raise their taxes from 145% to 170%. The increase is Sfr. 300 for an income of 50,000 and SFr. 700 for an income of 100,000. No figures were given for an income of 120,000.
One of the factors in the SZ tax increase is the amount that SZ is forced to pay into the NFA. Despite falling revenues the amount SZ must fork over to the 'taker' cantons remains fixed, meaning that SZ must cut services, raise taxes, or both, to help pay for other cantons' more spendthrift generous ways.

An initiative against the NFA is under discussion, but unfortunately not likely to go anywhere given that there are more taker than giver cantons.
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Kanton Schwyz is going to raise their taxes from 145% to 170%. The increase is Sfr. 300 for an income of 50,000 and SFr. 700 for an income of 100,000. No figures were given for an income of 120,000.
Is this a new thing and on top of the previous rises? We had an info booklet through the post about the rises and I'm sure it was only for income over 2xx,000, not 50,000.
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