Fee for businesses

Businesses liable for value-added tax in Switzerland (those with a domicile, residence or business premises in Switzerland) with a global turnover in excess of CHF 500,000 are automatically liable for the radio and television fee.

  • The business fee is collected by the Federal Tax Administration (FTA).
  • As soon as all turnover data is available, the FTA will send out the annual bills between February and October.
  • In the first year (2019) the FTA will send out the first bills in January.
  • For the fee liability in the first collection year, the total turnover of the year before last (2017 total turnover) is applied.
  • Businesses will automatically receive an annual bill from the Swiss Federal Tax Administration, FTA.
  • Legal basis: Articles 69 - 69c and 109c of the Federal Radio and Television Act (RTVA; CC 784.40) and Article 67b – 67i of the Radio and Television Ordinance (RTVO; CC 784.401).

For further information and questions concerning the fee for businesses, please contact the FTA:

Website Federal Tax Administraton FTA



Last modification 16.04.2019

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FTA (Federal tax administration)
Main Division for Value Added Tax
Schwarztorstrasse 50
3003 Berne


Zukunftstrasse 44
2501 Biel

Tel. 058 460 55 11

Section radio-telvision fee
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