Cantons and communes currently levy almost every fourth taxable franc as taxes. The average tax burden in 2023 is slightly lower than in the reference year 2022. (Thematic picture)
On average across the country, private individuals and companies have to hand over almost every fourth franc to the canton and municipality in the current year. The tax exhaustion index is 24.3 percent. That is 0.2 percentage points less than in 2022.
However, the differences from canton to canton are considerable, as the Federal Finance Administration wrote on Thursday: the Zug Treasury collects 11.1 percent. The canton of Geneva once again had the greatest burden at 33.7 percent.
The tax utilization index shows the tax burden in a canton. It shows how heavily the taxable economic power – income, profits and wealth growth – is burdened by taxes from the canton and municipality and is therefore no longer available for private use.