The Conference of Cantonal Finance Directors (FDK) published the results of a survey on the updated implementation status of the Federal Law on Tax Reform and OASI Financing (SV17 / STAF) in a communication dated 10 May 2019.

According to the FDK's notification, this is an update of the figures in the dispatch to the Federal Tax Bill 17 of 21 March 2018 (see our contribution of 22 March 2018) and the FDK survey of November 2018.

According to the FDK:

  • 19 cantonal governments (ZH, LU, UR, SZ, OW, NW, GL, ZG, FR, SO, BS, BL, SH, SG, AR, AG, NE, GE, JU) have already passed a legislative message for the attention of the cantonal parliaments.
  • A further 5 cantons (GR, TG, TI, VD, VS) expect the message to be adopted in the first half of 2019. 2 cantons (BE, AI) plan to adopt the message at a later date.
  • In 8 cantons (ZH, GL, FR, SO, BS, SG, NE, GE) the parliamentary discussion of the implementation bill has already been completed.
  • 8 cantons (LU, UR, SZ, OW, NW, ZG, BL, JU) plan to conclude the parliamentary phase before the end of the first semester 2019.
  • 7 cantons (SH, AR, GR, AG, TG, TI, VS) expect the parliamentary phase to be completed by the end of 2019.
  • 2 cantons (BE, AI) do not expect to complete the project until 2020.
  • 1 canton (VD) does not make a forecast in this regard.

Further information and a tabular representation can be taken from the notification of the FDK.

The press release of the FDK is available here