Tax in Sweden

Skat i Sverige
Here you can read about tax regulations in Sweden.

The basic rule is that you pay tax in the country in which you work. However, you do not pay tax in two countries on the same income. This is regulated by the double taxation agreements between Sweden and most of the EEA countries.

When you move to Sweden, you must contact the Swedish Tax Agency and register in the Population Register. The Swedish Tax Agency then prepares a tax card (A-skattsedel) for you. This means that your employer can deduct tax from your salary and pay social security charges (arbetsgivaravgifter).

There are different types of tax for you as a private individual living and working in Sweden. On the Swedish Tax Agency website, you find information about, for example, taxation of salary, pension, shares, securities, personal benefits and sale of property.

If you have questions about taxation when you move from another Nordic country to Sweden and start to work or study in Sweden, you can contact the Swedish Tax Agency for more information.

You can also check on the Nordic tax portal, Nordisk eTax. The portal is for you if you live in one Nordic country and have income or activities in another Nordic country. On the portal, you find general information about tax and you can send questions about taxation directly to the relevant tax authorities.

If you move from Sweden, it is your work and your place of residence that determine where you should pay tax and on what.

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