Mineral oil tax refunds in agriculture

Federal Department of Finance, Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research, Federal Customs Administration (today Federal Office for Customs and Border Security), Federal Office for Agriculture

Key facts

Mineral oil tax brings in CHF 4.7 billion a year for the Confederation. Fuels used in the agricultural sector get preferential treatment, as the tax is reduced by 77%. In this way, CHF 65 million is returned to 44,000 farmers each year. The Federal Department of Finance (FDF) is at the heart of the system. It has the power to set the refund rates and procedures. Implementation is delegated to the Federal Customs Administration (FCA).