Taxes on Income, Profits and Capital Gains (As % of Revenue) rose to 25.2% in Switzerland in 2017

Taxes on Income, Profits and Capital Gains (As % of Revenue) (%)
Economy | Switzerland | May 17, 2019
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Taxes on income, profits and capital gains as a share of revenue reached 25.2 % in 2017 in Switzerland, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 10.7 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, taxes on income, profits and capital gains as a share of revenue in Switzerland reached an all time high of 25.2 % in 2017 and an all time low of 11.6 % in 1973. When compared to Switzerland's main peers, taxes on income, profits and capital gains as a share of revenue in Austria amounted to 27.0 %, 25.9 % in France, 17.8 % in Germany and 31.1 % in Italy in 2017.

Switzerland has been ranked 47th within the group of 104 countries we follow in terms of taxes on income, profits and capital gains as a share of revenue, 21 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Taxes on income, profits, and capital gains are levied on the actual or presumptive net income of individuals, on the profits of corporations and enterprises, and on capital gains, whether realised or not, on land, securities, and other assets.

Taxes on Income, Profits and Capital Gains (As % of Revenue) Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Austria % 26.7% 27.0% 27.4% 27.9% 28.7%
Belgium % 35.3% 35.4% 36.2% 36.7% 35.0%
France % 24.7% 25.7% 26.2% 25.7% 25.7%
Germany % 15.5% 16.2% 16.5% 16.6% 16.9%
Hungary % 15.5% 15.7% 15.2% 15.6% 15.6%
Italy % 31.5% 32.3% 32.5% 31.8% 31.7%
Poland % 12.4% 12.7% 12.1% 12.1% 12.2%
Slovenia % 11.0% 9.65% 8.16% 8.99% 9.90%
Spain % 34.0% 28.4% 34.5% 34.2% 33.9%
Switzerland % 21.0% 20.8% 21.3% 20.9% 22.9%