Updated : 12/2012
Income taxes abroad
I'm an employee
Which income will be taxed in Sweden?
Live in Sweden? You must pay tax on your worldwide income there.
(criterion: you lived there for at least 183 days in a 12-month period)
Live in Sweden but for less than 183 days? You are not considered tax resident and pay tax only on the income earned in Sweden.
Income from other EU countries? Check you never pay tax twice on the same income.
How much will you pay?
What's left of your gross income in Sweden after deduction of taxes and social security contributions?
Info about taxes and tax rates - Sweden [1 MB]
Online tax calculator - Sweden
Tax rates for 2012 - Sweden
Take into account any:
deductions you are entitled to for certain types of expenditure.
When and how do you pay?
Your employer deducts preliminary income tax and social-security contributions based on your salary. You must file an annual income tax return by 2 May each year.
Sweden - tax calendar
How to appeal / complain
If you disagree with your tax assessment, you can appeal to the tax office
that made the assessment.
Read your tax assessment letter carefully to find out exactly which department you should send your appeal to and which procedures you need to follow.
Swedish Tax Board
Brochures on taxation system in Sweden
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