Tax burden in Switzerland 2018: international comparison


On 25 January 2019, the Federal Tax Administration (FTA) published the annual statistical comparison «Tax burden 2018: international comparison. Tax rates and tax/GDP ratios in different OECD-countries».


The publication examines tax rates and tax ratios in different OECD-countries and compares corporate tax rates, capital tax rates for companies, withholding tax rates, emission and turnover taxes, VAT rates, treatment of losses, as well as the taxation of income and wealth of private individuals in the year 2018. Furthermore, the report also contains a number of statements concerning the relationship between direct and indirect taxes.

The OECD's «Global Revenue Statistics Database» illustrates how the tax rate in Switzerland has changed in comparison with other countries since the year 2000. The Handelszeitung has summarised some of the findings: