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Switzerland Considers VAT Hike to Fund Pension Increase

  • Switzerland’s government considering increasing mandatory contributions and raising VAT to fund pension increase
  • Citizens voted in favor of giving pensioners a 13th monthly payment starting in 2026
  • Federal Council presented proposal to fund additional cost of pension increase
  • Two options proposed: increase pension contributions or increase VAT
  • Switzerland’s current VAT rate is 8.1%


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