Pay the bill for the corporate fee for radio and TV easily and quickly online via ePortal.
Radio and TV fee
Manage the Radio and TV fee
Annual invoices for the Radio and tv fee
Annual invoices are issued between February and October as soon as all turnover data is available. The fee is payable within 60 days of billing (SR 784.40).
Payment term and annual tariff levels
Please note that you have 60 days to pay the invoice. If this period is too short for you or you cannot pay the amount at once, please contact the Debt Collection Division of the Swiss Federal Tax Administration: inkasso.rss(at)estv.admin.ch.
The annual fee is determined according to the tariff levels defined by the Federal Council in Art. 67b RTVO, even if the company is deleted from the VAT register in the course of the year (for which the fee is due).
Invoice also available online
If your company has access to ePortal and has activated the Radio and tv fee (RTV), you will receive the invoice for this fee online. If your company does not yet use ePortal, you will receive the invoice by post. When you would like the invoice to be sent to an address other than the registered office adress, to a RTV correspondence adress, submit the information directly to us online via our contact form.
Monthly dispatch of annual invoices
The FTA sends out the bill for the annual radio and television fee over the period February to October.
Questions & answers about billing
Invoices are issued between February and October, as soon as the FTA has the previous year's turnover. An invoice will automatically be issued if your company is subject to the fee.
Households as well as companies which are subject to VAT and have a turnover of CHF 500 000 or more are subject to the fee. Owners of sole proprietorships pay the household fee to Serafe AG as a household member. If a household member's company meets the requirements for corporate fee liability, the company receives an invoice for the corporate fee from the FTA, irrespective of whether the company is a sole proprietorship or a legal entity. The household and corporate fees are payable even if the business premises and home are in the same property.
The radio and television fee is not subject to VAT.
The bill for the corporate fee has to be paid within 60 days from the time of issue.
Request a payment deadline or payment plan from your contact in the FTA's Collection Division. Payment facilities may lead to interest on arrears.
If you do not pay the radio and television fee on time, you will receive a reminder. If you do not pay the bill despite the reminder, debt enforcement proceedings will be initiated.
If you agree with the debt enforcement proceedings, pay the amount ordered. You can do this directly at the debt enforcement office or request a payment slip from the FTA.
If you contest the debt enforcement proceedings, you have to file an objection within ten days of the payment summons being notified. This must be done at the debt enforcement office. You do not have to substantiate the objection. However, if you wish to substantiate your objection, please send the rationale to the FTA and not to the debt enforcement office.
Various costs have to be borne by the debtor, e.g. debt enforcement costs are incurred with debt enforcement proceedings. The debt enforcement office charges those costs to the FTA.
File an objection within ten days of the payment summons being notified. To counter the objection, the FTA can issue an order based on its status as an authority.
The FTA will have the debt collection proceedings deleted from the debt collection register when the entire sum being claimed has been paid (basic claim, debt enforcement costs, default interest) and you have expressly requested this deletion in writing.
Contact by phone (German)
Federal Tax Administration FTA
Main Division VAT
Last modification 25.07.2023