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Money and finances

Do you have questions about money and finances? On this page you will find information on taxes, health insurance costs and reductions, as well as low-cost language courses.

Do I have to pay taxes?

  • The Canton of Bern explains the tax system in many languages at
  • The website has information on the different types of taxes, how to file a tax return, retirement plans and debt.

How can I find low-cost health insurance?

Can I get discounts on my health insurance (premium reduction / Prämienverbilligung)?

  • The Canton of Bern has more information about applying for a reduction in health insurance premium costs (DE, FR).

Can I get financial support for my German course?

  • Once a year, the City of Bern issues vouchers that you can use to pay for German courses. The DeutschBon website has more information (DE).

Weitere Informationen.