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Entrepreneurs Day at Almedalen

At Almedalen we invited people to join in a discussion on social entrepreneurship and philanthropy with a panel of well-known experts ...

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Entrepreneurship, sharing economy and tax – all hot topics at Almedalen

Does Sweden’s tax system need to be reformed in order to stimulate and create the premises so that innovative and dynamic growth companies ...

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Menu of the day 4 July  – debate on taxation at Almedalen

Taxation was high on the agenda at Almedalen today. In the comments below, I have summarised the highlights of a few of the seminars I had ...

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Interest on withholding tax levied in conflict with EU law

The Supreme Administrative Court has determined that interest is to be charged on repaid withholding tax when the levied tax is in conflict ...

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Brexit – What does it imply for the trade of goods?

The majority of the voters chose to exit the EU in the referendum and the UK has decided to leave the EU. Brexit is a fact. This ...

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Social entrepreneurship and philanthropy

As advisors, we see a clear trend amongst entrepreneurs in terms of their interest in social entrepreneurship and philanthropy. By social ...

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Tax reform supporting entrepreneurship

Voices are increasingly being raised in favour of a new, major tax reform in Sweden. What do the entrepreneurs want to see in such a ...

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Management of limited partnerships incurs obligation of VAT reporting

The Supreme Administrative Court has found that compensation received by a part owner for management of his or her limited partnership is ...

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Continued right to deduction of exchange rate losses on intra-group receivables

The Supreme Administrative Court determined, in a decision announced in February 2016, that exchange rate losses on intra-group receivables ...

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Value-added tax reporting

Global companies operate in environments incorporating increasingly complicated tax regulations and transparency requirements. This places ...

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Acceptance of changed guidelines for transfer pricing

On 23 May, the OECD Council approved the changes to the guidelines for multinational companies and tax administrations stipulated in the ...

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Government proposal for a Swedish tonnage tax system

On 23 May 2016, the Government presented a proposal to the Swedish Parliament for the introduction of a Swedish tonnage tax system. The ...

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Waste incineration tax and a review of the charge on nitrogen oxide emissions

The Government has decided to investigate the need to introduce tax on waste incineration and to undertake a review of the charge on ...

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Proposal for co-financing within health insurance

Within the framework of the Government’s action plan for improved health and reduced absence due to illness, the Ministry of Health and ...

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Public country-by-country reporting: Tax transparency and CSR

Public country-by-country reporting (CbCR) is a mandatory reporting requirement to increase tax transparency measures. Companies need to ...

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Proposal for new property taxation as regards production of electricity and heat

In the autumn of 2014, the Government appointed a new committee to undertake a review of property taxation and of the taxation of ...

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The Tax Agency continues to be restrictive in issuing certificates of residence to Swedish funds

As we have previously written about in Tax matters, the Supreme Administrative Court on 15 April 2016 ruled that a Swedish securities fund ...

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Municipalities have an increased right to compensation for costs relating to representation

The Administrative Court of Appeal has determined that the municipalities’ right to compensation according to the municipal compensation ...

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Economic trends impacting corporate taxation

Dagens industri’s columnist, Henrik Mitelman, was one of the speakers at PwC’s Entrepreneurs Evening and presented his own, personal views ...

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Proposal for net sales threshold for VAT – of major significance for the non-profit sector

Today, a non-profit organisation or trust operating business activities which are subject to income tax is liable for VAT regardless of the ...

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Proposed threshold on net sales for VAT registration

The Tax Agency has proposed a threshold of net sales less than SEK 30,000. This proposal implies that companies with this limited amount of ...

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BEPS - Profit allocation models with Chinese companies

During the transfer pricing conference in Paris on 14 March 2016, representatives from the OECD, tax authorities, corporate leaders and ...

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New testing of right of deduction of VAT in conjunction with the sale of a subsidiary

The Supreme Administrative Court will now, once again, test whether it is correct that the Tax Agency denies deduction of VAT on consulting ...

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Taxation of employee stock options in focus at the Swedish Entrepreneurship Summit

Once a year, the Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum compiles and presents research regarding entrepreneurship relevant in the context of ...

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Swedish government presents its action plan against tax avoidance

On April 28, the Government presented its memorandum including 10 measures against tax avoidance, tax evasion and money laundering. These ...

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Swedish Tax Agency proposes changed rules for transfer pricing documentation

The Tax Agency recently presented a proposal for changed rules for transfer pricing documentation. This proposal implies that the current ...

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New definition of “real estate” within the EU could result in changes in the Swedish VAT Act

A new definition of “real estate” will be introduced within the VAT area next year. The new rules have their basis in an EU Regulation (Nr. ...

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Extended review period for the 3:12 Committee – tax increases expected

The Government has decided to extend the 3:12 Committee’s review period until 1 November 2016. The Committee’s work, as we have written ...

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Swedish funds granted the right to a certificate of residence

On 15 April, the Supreme Administration Court (HFD) announced a decision implying that a Swedish securities fund has the right to obtain a ...

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FATCA – Which dates will be important this year?

Almost one year has passed since FATCA came into effect in Sweden and the reporting requirements are now being defined and strengthened. ...

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