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Auftraggeber: Tax Department of the Canton of Lucerne

The Tax Department of the Canton of Lucerne (Dienststelle Steuern des Kanton Luzern) publishes the Luzerner Steuerbuch, a commentary on the tax legislation of the canton. The work appears in a five-volume printed edition with a total of around 2,000 pages in loose-leaf form and as a website, with annual updates.

Since 2016, it has been produced with a tailor-made application from our web toolkit. It comprises the following components:

  • Online editor for acquisition and editing of the content

  • Saving of different XML versions of the texts

  • Upload/management of assets (images and additional files for downloading from the website)

  • Generation of PDFs for print output (complete edition or update)

  • Generation of PDFs in an alternative layout for online publication

  • Preview of content in the layout of the website

  • Updating of individual texts on the website

  • Updating of the whole website

Besides implementing the editing system, we also handle the data migration, realization of the public website (http://steuerbuch.lu.ch), and hosting of the application on the client's computers.

  With the made-to-measure product from le-tex, we are able to give our customers online access to the Luzerner Steuerbuch in optimum web quality. The printed edition and periodical loose-leaf supplements can now also be produced simultaneously as extremely high-quality PDF documents. 

Dr. Hansruedi Buob, Research Service/Publications, Tax Department of the Canton of Lucerne