Tax burden in Switzerland 2016


The Federal Tax Administration (FTA) has calculated and announced the tax burden for cantons and municipalities for the year 2016.


The Federal Tax Administration (FTA) has calculated and announced the tax burden for cantons and municipalities for the year 2016. In various constellations, the tax burdens for both natural and legal entities are presented in a thematic table. This allows a summarising comparison of the tax burden between the

cantonal capitals with regard to cantonal, municipal and church taxes. In all possible constellations, it turns out that the Canton of Zug remains an attractive canton for natural persons - single persons, married persons, double earners, pensioners, etc. - or the most favourable canton for tax purposes. On the contrary, the Canton of Neuchâtel has the highest tax burden in all the different starting positions.

A comparison with other income classes and tax categories can be worthwhile. An interactive map provided by the Tagesanzeiger can help you with this.

The Business Development Agency Lucerne provides a small overview of the tax burden on legal entities in Switzerland with the current tax rates for corporations. The Canton of Lucerne is currently the most tax-efficient canton in Switzerland for legal entities and is therefore also very attractive by international standards.