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Public CbCR: Romania leads the way but Sweden is not far behind

In 2021, the EU Directive on Public Country-by-Country Reporting (“CbcR”) obligation came into force, by making it mandatory for certain ...

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Pillar II - draft bill submitted to the Legal Council

OECD and G20 have been working on a project within the Inclusive Framework regarding a global minimum tax (Pillar II) for a number of ...

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Government inquiry that may affect the Swedish tonnage tax regime

In 2016, Sweden introduced its tonnage tax regime, which has been available for fiscal years since 2017. Recently, the Swedish government ...

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Update of OECD Guidelines for Responsible Business Conduct

The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises on Responsible Business Conduct are a set of recommendations directed at multinational ...

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Will Transfer Pricing Rules be harmonized in Europe?

Over the last couple of years, compliance with Transfer Pricing rules has become increasingly more complex. This issue has been pointed out ...

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Transfer pricing documentation - important for tax surcharge decisions

The Administrative Court of Appeal’s (“kammarrätten”) judgment contradicts the Swedish Tax Agency’s guidance on the significance of a ...

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New Transfer Pricing rules in Brazil: One step closer to OECD

In early 2022, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (“OECD”) Council provided a Roadmap that set out the terms, ...

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Latest news – Danish Transfer Pricing Documentation Rules

In 2021, the Danish Tax Agency "Skattestyrelsen" announced a stricter approach to the country’s transfer pricing documentation, introducing ...

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The Taxonomy Regulation sets requirements for the management of tax risks

In previous articles on Tax matters, we have touched on, among other things, the increased focus on transparency in the tax area as well as ...

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New rules on cross-border demergers and conversions within the EU

According to European case law, companies are entitled to tax neutral cross-border mergers, demergers and conversions within the EEA, in ...

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Foreign equivalences to Swedish mutual funds and special funds

The Tax Agency partly updates their standpoint regarding foreign equivalences to Swedish mutual funds and special funds. The Tax Agency ...

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Sweden’s tax on chemicals in certain electronics - Tax Tech can help

Sweden levies a tax on chemicals in certain electronic goods. The aim is to reduce the occurrence and spread of, and exposure to, dangerous ...

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Proposals for tax measures due to the current energy situation

Due to the changed conditions for the European electricity market, the Swedish Ministry of Finance has sent a memorandum for public ...

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New Swedish rules regarding withholding tax on dividends to foreign investors

On the 7 June the Swedish Ministry of Finance (MoF) issued for consultation, a draft referral to the Council of Legislation (in swedish: ...

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The Swedish Tax Agency is more focused on the attribution of profits to Swedish branches

The most recent court cases from the administrative courts show that the Swedish Tax Authority (STA) has more focus on reviewing foreign ...

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Disagreement on whether Swedish interest deduction rules are compatible with EU law

Unlike the European Commission, the Swedish government is of the view that the interest deduction limitation rules on related party debt, ...

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Swedish tax withholding obligations for foregin companies

Non-Swedish companies which have employees or board members resident in Sweden and who performs part of the work time in Sweden will have a ...

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CJEU rules Swedish interest deduction rule incompatible with EU law

The Swedish Supreme Administrative Court (SAC) referred the Lexel case (C-484/19) to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in ...

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New verdict from the Supreme Administrative Court regarding the interpretation of the interest deduction limitation rules in relation to a fund structure

The investors in a contractual fund have been regarded as lenders to a Swedish portfolio company, thus the rightful recipients of interest ...

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Economic employer – Swedish parliament decided on the new proposed rules

The Swedish parliament has decided to adopt the bill on changed rules for taxation of temporary work in Sweden. This means that new rules ...

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39 billion in additional support measures for companies

At a press conference on the morning of April 30, the government, together with the Center and the Liberals, presented additional measures ...

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Temporarily reduced employer contributions – this is how it works

Companies in Sweden can now request reduced employer contributions for up to 30 employees. It is one of the government's support measures ...

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New report: Tax measures in response to COVID-19

Governments around the world are introducing tax measures to support companies who are financially affected by covid-19. In an extensive ...

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Strengthen your company’s liquidity by revising the preliminary tax payments

The Government has proposed an action package to support companies following the outbreak of covid-19. However, there are also other ...

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300 billion in the government's covid-19 action package

The Swedish Government has presented a package of measures aimed at mitigating the economic effects of the ongoing spread of covid-19. The ...

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Proposed Changes to Tax Dispute Resolution in Europe

The Swedish Parliament recently presented the bill ratifying an EU Directive regarding tax dispute resolution. The new rules proposed ...

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New tax on financial services sector announced

The Swedish government announced at a press conference on 31 August that it would present a proposal for a new tax on the financial ...

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End to tax-free pensions in Portugal

Swedish pensioners who have moved to Portugal have, under certain circumstances, not been liable to pay tax for their Swedish occupational ...

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Server holdings may entail a permanent establishment

A few years ago, the Supreme Administrative Court quashed an advance ruling regarding the question if a foreign company's leasing of ...

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New design of Tax matters

Welcome to the new Tax matters! Now, our tax blog has a new design, which will make it easier for you to navigate and read the latest news. ...

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