Switzerland has two rates of VAT: 2.5% for essential items such as food bought in supermarkets, and 7.7% on all other products. Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels.comIt’s a question of fairness, according to Sophie Michaud Gigon, a parliamentarian from the Green party. Cat litter, caviar and the herbicide glyphosate are taxed at 2.5% but not menstrual hygiene products, she said. According to Michaud Gigon the list is political and open to modification. A vote on whether to extend the tax rate cut to diapers failed to reach a majority.
Source: Le News May 13, 2022 13:14 UTC