Geneva to vote on abolishing dog tax
Next month voters in Geneva will decide whether to abolish the dog tax.
The cantonal government voted to end the 100-franc annual charge last march. But the abolition has been put on hold after campaigners collected enough signatures to force it to the people.
The initial idea to end the tax came from the Swiss People’s Party, saying dogs are the only pet to be taxed. But a socialist MP says the money raised – about CHF 2m – helps for the clean up after the animals.
Others point out 2 million a year out of a cantonal budget of 8bn is largely irrelevant.
The matter will be decided on the 9th February.