On 31 January 2017, the Conference of Cantonal Finance Directors (FDK) published a media release in which it judged the Corporate Tax Reform III (USR III) to be very balanced and well applicable to all cantons.

According to the FDK's media release of 31 January 2017, the FDK has always advocated a reform that costs as little as possible. The voting proposal of 12 February 2017 should be clearly separated from the implementation in the cantons and a no to USR III would be unnecessary and disproportionate.

The FDK press release with further details is available here.