Freiburg. Capital advantages much less taxed from subsequent yr.

Freiburg. Capital advantages much less taxed from subsequent yr.

The Friborg Grand Council voted on Wednesday an modification to the legislation on direct cantonal taxes (LICD). The adjustments, which have an effect on a minimum of ten articles, goal particularly to cut back the taxation of capital advantages.

The tax changes voted by the Friborg deputies affect ten articles of the ad hoc law, in particular the reduction in the taxation of capital benefits.
The tax adjustments voted by the Friborg deputies have an effect on ten articles of the advert hoc legislation, particularly the discount within the taxation of capital advantages.


The deputies accepted the modification of the LICD by 68 votes towards 34 and a couple of abstentions. The difference issues particularly a movement by centrist deputies Hubert Dafflon and middle democrat Achim Schneuwly. No proposed modification received a majority both within the finance and administration committee or within the plenary.

Criticism on the left

The movement, endorsed in February, requested to revise downwards the size of taxation of capital advantages, ie the cost of the second pillar within the type of capital moderately than within the type of an annuity. The push to alter the legislation was criticized by Socialist MP Elias Moussa: an act “for the good thing about a privileged few”.

“We don’t see any indecency,” replied UDC Stéphane Peiry. The brand new scale proposes 1% for the primary tranche of fifty,000 francs, 2% for the next tranche and so forth. Above 200,000 francs, the speed will stay fastened at 5%. The deduction granted to married {couples} will improve from 5,000 to 10,000 francs.

Hundreds of thousands much less

The implementation of this new scale will lead to tax losses of 10 million francs per yr for the canton. For 2023, the Council of State has additional proposed to retain, for private earnings tax, a coefficient of 96%, a charge which had been lowered by 2% from 2021.

Then the federal government had set it at 96% for 2022, simply to advertise the buying energy of taxpayers affected by the well being disaster. The discount, representing a manna of 17 million francs much less within the coffers of the State, was not essentially acquired for the next train.

Chilly development

The chief justified the upkeep at 96% by the instability born of the conflict in Ukraine, the revival of inflation and the looks of the vitality disaster. The revision of the LICD introduces different novelties, such because the compensation of the consequences of chilly development, particularly the influence of inflation on the scales.

Then again, indicated the good cantonal financier Jean-Pierre Siggen, the variations don’t combine the tax reform coming from the Group for Financial Cooperation and Growth (OECD) and the G20. For the document, that is supposed particularly to higher impose the giants of the Web on the worldwide stage.

Right here, the motion comes from the Confederation. The related federal legislation must be submitted to in style vote in June and can in precept enter into drive originally of 2024. Given the uncertainties related to this challenge, the helpful legislative adjustments at cantonal stage will likely be included in subsequent yr’s revision.

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