On April 5, 2023, the Federal Council instructed the FDHA to include a collection of tax data in the Ordinance on the Collection of Statistics. The data will only be used for statistical purposes, and tax secrecy will be maintained. To enable the Confederation to fulfill its tasks, such as quantifying the financial impact of reforms in tax and social policy, it wants to be able to collect detailed tax data from the cantonal tax administrations in the future.

As soon as the data are forwarded to the federal government, they are subject to statistical secrecy, which ensures the protection of the privacy of taxpayers, the confidentiality of the information received, its purely statistical use, and data security. The collection of tax data is to be introduced into the Statistics Collection Ordinance when it comes into force in 2025.

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