Direct and indirect taxes are the main sources of revenue for central, local and regional government.
Direct and indirect taxes are the main sources of revenue for central, local and regional government. The revenue is spent on public services like health services, the operation of hospitals, education and transportation.
The tax system shall ensure sufficient revenue for the public sector. At the same time, it is important to achieve a reasonable and fair distribution of taxes. In addition, indirect taxes are used as a policy instrument to reduce the consumption of products that are detrimental to health or to the environment.
These pages provide an overview of the current tax system. In the menu on the right, you will find more information on direct taxes for individuals and businesses, as well as excise duties, value added tax and customs duties. Here you will also find links to external bodies and relevant laws and regulations.