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Serafe payment

A couple of weeks ago I got a payment notice from Serafe for CHF 365. I do not know German but I think it is related to television and radio (Radio und Fernsehabgabe). And the CHF 365 is for 1 year (there is starting date and ending date to tell)

I basically never watch TV and radio in my apartment. So my question is if the payment is mandatory. Will there be any consequence for ignoring the payment?

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Old 19.01.2020, 14:28
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Re: Serafe payment

Mandatory. You have no choice.
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Re: Serafe payment

If you have a radio, even a car radio, TV, computer, cell phone, even a kindle you are able to access the subsidised Swiss media.

Seeing as you posted this question you do have a capable device. It doesn’t matter if you access it or not.

You have no choice.
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Re: Serafe payment

Serafe collects money used to finance the public information system. It's not a pay-per-use fee like Netflix, it's a federal tax.

All the information are here: https://www.serafe.ch/en/
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