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New Geneva tax rule suspended by court

National News // Feb. 2, 2017

A new Geneva tax law has been suspended ahead of a judicial review. New rules due in for this financial year included a cap of CHF 500 on how much travel expenses could be claimed by the tax payer.

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The regulations were expected to hit frontaliers the hardest as they have to travel the furthest – and mainly by car.

Although a raft of new tax rules were accepted by 58% of the population in September, the travel expenses are the most contentious.

Following an individual complaint, a Geneva court has suspended the rule – pending further hearings.

About 38,000 Geneva tax payers claim more than CHF 500 in travel expenses a year. The cap was expected to raise a further CHF 28m for the canton. 

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