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Amount and use of reception fees

For private individuals, until the end of March 2015 the monthly fee is CHF 14.10 (incl. VAT) for radio reception and CHF 24.45 (incl. VAT) for television reception. From April 2015, the monthly fee is CHF 13.75 (VAT exempt) for radio reception and CHF 23.85 (VAT exempt) for television reception.

Amount of the reception fee

The reception fees are laid down by the Federal Council and are as follows until the end of March 2015 (including value-added tax):
   

Type of reception

CHF/month*

CHF/quarter*

CHF/year*

Radio reception, private

14.10

42.30

169.15

Radio reception, professional

18.65

55.95

223.85

Radio reception, commercial I

18.65

55.95

223.85

Radio reception, commercial II

31.10

93.25

372.95

Radio reception, commercial III

42.90

128.70

514.90

Television reception, private

24.45

73.30

293.25

Television reception, professional

32.40

97.15

388.55

Television reception, commercial I

32.40

97.15

388.55

Television reception, commercial II

53.95

161.85

647.35

Television reception, commercial III

74.50

223.45

893.70

 
* Rounded amounts in accordance with commercial practice
The reception fees are laid down by the Federal Council and are as follows from April 2015 (**value-added tax exempt):
   

Type of reception

CHF/month**

CHF/quarter**

CHF/year**

Radio reception, private

13.75

41.25

165.00

Radio reception, professional

18.20

54.60

218.40

Radio reception, commercial I

18.20

54.60

218.40

Radio reception, commercial II

30.30

90.95

363.85

Radio reception, commercial III

41.85

125.60

502.30

Television reception, private

23.85

71.50

286.10

Television reception, professional

31.60

94.75

379.10

Television reception, commercial I

31.60

94.75

379.10

Television reception, commercial II

52.65

157.90

631.55

Television reception, commercial III

72.65

218.00

871.90

 
* Rounded amounts in accordance with commercial practice
** In accordance with the Federal Court ruling from 13 April 2015

Use of reception fees

Most of the revenue, about CHF 1.3 billion per year, is earmarked to finance the radio/television programmes of SRG SSR idée suisse; however, private broadcasters (local radio stations, private television channels) also receive a proportion. The Federal Council lays down the details of the reception fees. Details of the breakdown is as follows:
 

Use 2014 (Excluding value added tax)

million CHF

Proportion to SRG

1210

Proportion for fee-splitting (financing local and regional radio and television broadcasters)

54

Proportion for new technologies

0,5

Proportion for OFCOM to cover its supervisory tasks regarding the fee collection agency, for executing the complaint procedures against decisions of the fee collection agency and for action against unlicensed viewers and listeners.

4

Proportion for audience research

2,5

Proportion to the collection agency (Billag AG) for collecting reception fees

50

Total

1321


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Last updated on: 01.07.2015

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