1'644'000'000 CHF - this is how much Swiss citizens donated in 2012

In 2012 the amount of donations made by Swiss citizens summed up to a total of 1,644 billion Swiss francs, 1.7% more than in the previous year. With this the donation total is approaching the bench mark of 2005, when - as a result of the tsunamis in Asia - , a peak of 1,709 billion Swiss francs was reached.

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Tax exemption for «association basmati»

Good news for everybody who wants to support basmati financially in the future: The tax authority of the canton/state of Zurich (Switzerland) has exempted the association basmati (and thus the representing body of basmati) from tax by immediate effect.

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