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VAT rate increase to 8.1% as of Jan 1, 2024 to finance pension system approved in referendum

VAT rate changes expected

  • Standard rate from 7.7% to 8.1%;
  • Reduced rate from 2.5% to 2.6%
  • Hotel accommodation rate from 3.7% to 3.8%

Vote results September 25, 2022

  • Ban on factory farming: 37% yes, 63% no
  • Pension reform/retirement age women: 50.6% yes, 49.4% no
  • Pension reform/increase in VAT: 55.1% yes, 44.9% no
  • Reform withholding tax: 48% yes, 52% no
  • Turnout: 52.3%
  • About 5.5 million citizens, including registered Swiss expats, were eligible to take part in the ballots.
  • Votes on a wide range of different issues also took¬†place in numerous cantons and municipalities across the country.

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