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The Supreme Administrative Court clarifies the terms applying in granting expert tax relief

The Supreme Administrative Court (HFD) has recently determined that an individual is not to be seen to meet the conditions required to be ...

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Permanent stay still needs to be defined

In two decisions, the Supreme Administrative Court (HFD) have determined as to whether visits to Sweden are to be seen to be permanent ...

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Tourist passes or cards are not seen to comprise a multiple use voucher

In an advance ruling, The Swedish Council for Advance Tax Rulings (SRN) has stated that the provision of a pass or card entitling right to ...

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Swedish Government presents exposure draft to the Council on Legislation proposing the introduction of the concept ”economic employer” in Sweden

On 17 May, the Swedish Government presented an exposure draft to the Council on Legislation with a proposal to introduce the concept, ...

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Proposed new tax regulations for the corporate sector

On May 3rd, the Swedish Government presented its proposed bill for new corporate tax regulations to the Parliament. The proposed bill ...

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EU Court rules on third party trade

The EU Court has deemed that the rules on third party trading are applicable when a middle man in a chain transaction is registered for VAT ...

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Comments and tips regarding this year’s income tax return

Companies with the calendar year as their financial year, are to file their income tax return for 2017 on no later than 2 July (1 August ...

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Deduction of interest expenses – what does the Government’s proposal mean for the real estate sector?

On March 21, the Government presented a draft referral to the Council on Legislation with a proposal intended to counteract tax planning ...

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Simplifications for the Law on Tax on Chemicals Proposed

After criticism was presented regarding the tax on chemicals, a third type of tax liable entity is proposed – the registered consignee. A ...

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Swedish Council on Legislation’s presented with a proposal for a tax on safety reserves

On Wednesday, March, the Government presented its proposal for new tax rules for the corporate sector to the Council on Legislation. The ...

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New law introducing a tax on air travel from 1 April – are you affected?

On 1 April 2018, a new law on tax on airline travel will come into effect. Will your company be affected? Air travel tax will be paid for ...

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Proposed new tax regulations for the corporate sector

Yesterday, the Swedish government presented its proposal for new tax regulations for the corporate sector to the Council on Legislation. As ...

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These industries will be subject to a special control by the Swedish Tax Agency in 2018

On February 13, the Swedish Tax Agency announced the industries to come under special focus during 2018. The intention with these extra ...

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The Administrative Court of Appeal’s decision regarding the securing of pension benefits through provisions to occupational pension institutions in Great Britain

The Administrative Court of Appeal tested various alternative motivations as regards the right of deduction, amongst other things, whether ...

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Tax relief for limited tax liability taxpayers – a possibility?

An entity incurring limited tax liability but who requests to be taxed according to the Act on Income Tax can be covered by the regulations ...

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The US tax reform – How are Swedish companies’ operations in the US affected?

The tax reform in the US, adopted in December 2017, is the largest change in that tax system since 1986. The reform, which came into effect ...

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New Transfer Pricing Documentation Requirements in Poland

In January 2017, Poland introduced new transfer pricing documentation requirements affecting a large amount of multinational companies ...

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Strategic choices for today’s tax functions

What is required for the corporate tax function to be able to meet the challenges associated with complex tax and business environments? In ...

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New VAT provisions as regards vouchers

Currently, the EU VAT Directive lacks provisions as regards how vouchers (for example gift coupons, gift cards and other value ...

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Older liens must be renewed prior to the end of 2018

Contractual liens which were registered before 1 July 1968 must be renewed with Lantmäteriet (national survey office) prior to the end of ...

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Most popular Tax matters posts during 2017

During 2017, a large number of tax proposals were presented and discussed in Sweden. The 3:12 committee’s report, the real estate packaging ...

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The Swedish Tax Agency’s view of deduction of VAT in conjunction with the sale of subsidiaries

The Tax Agency has presented a position paper describing their view of the right of deduction of VAT on costs incurred on the sale of ...

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Mikael Carlén wishes you Happy Holidays!

2017 started with a major degree of uncertainty as a number of tax proposals had been presented which, taken together, would have implied ...

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Intra-group financing – aspects to consider?

Multinational groups have been facing challenges when the transfer pricing of intra-group treasury operations and financing services have ...

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Paid congestion tax and infrastructure charges will comprise a taxable benefit

Congestion tax and infrastructure fees incurred in private journeys undertaken with company cars, and which are paid by the employer, will ...

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Change in the law and new practice regarding work permits

The Swedish Parliament has determined that the Swedish Migration Board can refrain from revoking a residence and work permit if the ...

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CbCR – New activated relationships for Sweden as of 8th of December

Sweden now has 53 activated bilateral relationships for the automatic exchange of CbCR. Consequently, there is only a few countries left to ...

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Calculation of tax surcharges – an overview of the regulations

On 30 November, the Committee examining the method for calculating tax surcharges presented its report (SOU 2017:94) to the Swedish ...

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CbCR - Do Swedish MNEs need to think about "Secondary" filing?

Many Swedish MNEs are now getting ready to file their Country-by-Country report in Sweden by the end of the year, however, are they ...

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Proposal for exit tax on certain capital assets when moving abroad

The Swedish Tax Agency recently presented a proposal to the Ministry of Finance on an exit tax on individuals moving abroad implying that ...

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