2023 fiscal equalization between the Confederation and the cantons – Review of data processing by cantonal and federal offices

Key facts

The total volume of fiscal equalization (NFE) for 2023 is CHF 5,595 million, representing a year-on-year increase of 5.5% (2022: CHF 5,305 million). This increase is the result of the partial legislative revision of the Federal Act on the Finance and Burden Equalization that entered into force on 1 January 2020, which changed the calculation of the financing allocated to the financially weak cantons and the division of the funds paid in by the Confederation and the financially strong cantons. Temporary mitigation measures totalling around CHF 160 million will also be paid out to the financially weak cantons in 2023.