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Two foreign pension funds were denied restitution of Swedish withholding tax

The Swedish Supreme Administrative Court has, in two separate judgements, ruled that two foreign pension funds were not entitled to ...

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Reduced energy tax on own produced renewal solar power

The Government plans to exempt solar power from energy tax if the solar power is produced in small plants located where the electricity is ...

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New Rules for Transfer Pricing Transparency in China – Challenges and Changes

The new Chinese Transfer Pricing legislation goes beyond OECD’s Based Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Action 13 in terms of transfer ...

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Sustainability as a tax focus

PwC has previously written about sustainability being 2017’s tax issue. Recently, the think tank, SNS, Studieförbundet Näringsliv och ...

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The Council on Legislation’s exposure draft implies enhanced consumer protection as regards financial advisory services

On 19 January, the Government presented an exposure draft to the Council on Legislation with a proposal for new regulations for the ...

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Regularly recurring visits could constitute a permanent stay in Sweden

According to a very recent advance ruling, regularly recurring visits to Sweden, totalling 111 nights during a twelve month period, are ...

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Effective processes are increasingly important for corporate tax functions

Global companies operate environments with increasingly complicated tax rules and transparency requirements. This places increased demands ...

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How will your company’s VAT treatment be impacted by the new definition of real estate?

As we have reported on previously in Tax matters, the meaning of the term ”real estate” changed, in terms of VAT liability, at the end of ...

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Invoicing Board fees via one’s own limited liability company doesn’t always work tax-wise

According to an advance ruling from the Council for Advanced Tax Rulings, Board fees are to be taxed as income from employment. Only in ...

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Tax on waste – the term ”waste treatment plant”

The Supreme Administrative Court has decided that only waste which is transferred to a physically and cadastrially separated landfill area ...

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Taxation of consulting services provided to a previous employer via one’s own company

Last autumn the Council for Advance Tax Rulings issued an advance ruling stating that a part owner in a consulting company who changes his ...

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Create the correct expectations regarding your share-based incentive program

Do you have employees who have received shares and, then, have been disappointed in the fact that they need to pay tax on the benefit? From ...

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New VAT on prize money

The EU Court has determined that prize money received in horse racing competitions is not to be included in the taxation base for VAT. ...

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Deductions for hospitality expenses - now the clarification has arrived!

As we have previously written about in Tax matters, the rules concerning deductibility for hospitality are changing at the turn of the ...

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VAT exemption for organisations and companies with limited current sales

As previously reported upon, the Government has proposed the introduction of a threshold amount as regards the liability of VAT ...

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2016 Tax Chronicle

2016 was a good tax year for our clients and writing about this evokes positive memories and images. Many medium-sized companies expanded ...

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You can now apply for voluntary tax liability for energy tax on electricity

The Swedish Parliament has decided that a party consuming electricity on a large scale (at least 20 GWh per year) may be approved as a ...

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Further proposals for simplifying VAT handling

In previous blog post we have written that work is underway on simplifying and modernising VAT legislation in the EU. A couple of weeks ago ...

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Final days for closely held company part owners to pay any possible income tax arrears

Monday the 12th of December is the final day for many closely held company part owners to pay any possible income tax arrears for income ...

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Proposed Tax on Air Travel

The proposal for tax on air travel presented to the government was formulated in terms of comprising a tax on commercial air travel. This ...

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Time to assess salary distribution for December 2016

We are quickly approaching the end of the year and it is, therefore, high time, to consider the salary level of a part owner in adapting ...

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Positive proposal for the non-profit sector regarding sponsoring

The Ministry of Finance has presented two positive proposals for the non-profit sector. One of the proposals implies that compensation for ...

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Paying Taxes 2017 – comparison of the tax systems in 190 global economies

Paying Taxes 2017 is a cooperative research publication produced by PwC and the World Bank with the aim of comparing the tax systems in 190 ...

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The Swedish Government proposes a reduction in shipping subsidy from 2017

A proposal for a reduction in shipping subsidy has been presented to the EU Commission for their approval. If this change is approved, ...

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Tax on financial services distributed for consultation

The report on the tax on financial services (SOU 2016:76) which was presented on 7 November 2016 has now been sent by the Government for ...

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The 3:12 Committee’s proposal – what is happening next?

On 14 November, the 3:12 Committee’s report was sent for consultation. This implies that the proposed regulations have come one step closer ...

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A VAT landscape under change

Work is underway within the EU to simplify and modernise VAT regulations within the Union. The final goal of this work is that the EU will ...

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Tax transparency – an increasing focus area for companies and legislators alike

We are pleased to share with you the latest update of Tax transparency and country-by-country reporting - BEPS and beyond. This publication ...

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Country-by-Country reporting – a description of the Swedish tax proposal

The Ministry of Finance’s proposal for the implementation of Country-by-Country Reporting has been distributed for consultation. The ...

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Swedish government proposes changed rules for transfer pricing documentation

The Ministry of Finance’s proposal for the introduction of the new OECD guidelines on transfer pricing documentation and country-by-country ...

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