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According to the Geneva law of registration fees, also known Casatax, the purchaser of a unit located in the canton of Geneva can benefit from the reduction in registrations fees.

The conditions to be met by the beneficiary

  • Housing is intended as a principal residence to the purchaser
  • The beneficiary must, up to 2 years after the registration of the deed of purchase, give the goverment the proof of the assignment of the property as his principal residence
  • From that moment, the purchaser must occupy his property for a continuous period of 3 years. Otherwise the uncollected ballance of rights is due, with the exception if the beneficiary died

Link electronic form for declaration of assignement of the property as your principal residence:

The conditions and reductions in 2020

  • The transaction value dos not exceed CHF 1'202'607. This vallue is indexed annually to the Geneva construction index and adapted to the 1st of March (index 2019: 101.1 points)
  • The sales taxe is reduced by CHF 18'039
  • Registration fees on mortgage deeds are halve

Example, savings about CHF 24'600:


© Esther Lauber, Property Fiduciary with Federal Diploma of Higher Vocational Education and Training