Maritime shipping companies should be able to be taxed on the basis of tonnage
On 4 May 2022, the Federal Council adopted the dispatch on the Federal Tonnage Tax Act.
Profits from the operation of seagoing vessels are to be taxed in future at a flat rate based on the net tonnage (cargo capacity). This tax is already accepted internationally. In key areas, the proposal is based on the existing tonnage tax regulations of the EU. The tonnage tax is voluntary.