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Paying tax in Sweden

The basic premise is that you pay tax where you work and earn money. You should not need to pay tax in two countries on the same income. This is regulated in the double taxation agreements that exist between Sweden and the majority of the EU countries

For EU citizens

The basic premise is that you pay tax where you work and earn money. You should not need to pay tax in two countries on the same income. This is regulated in the double taxation agreements that exist between Sweden and the majority of the EU countries. Sweden also has agreements with countries outside the EU.

Some of the most common taxes in Sweden are municipal income tax (including county council tax), state income tax and wealth tax. Everyone pays municipal income tax, while only those with a high income pay state tax.

The tax rate on the municipal income tax is determined by each municipality. Usually, the tax rate is between 30 and 36 percent of an employee’s gross salary.

For more detailed information about the Swedish taxation system, visit the Swedish Tax Agency.

Nordic citizens can find information on taxes on the Nordic Tax Portal.

For citizens of the Nordic countries, border work

If you live in a Nordic country and work in another Nordic country special tax and social insurance rules apply. In principle, if, according to the main rule, you are socially insured in, for example, Sweden, compensation and benefits will primarily be paid out in accordance with the regulations in force there.

A border crosser (gränsgångare) is a person who, during an income year, lives and pays tax in a border municipality in a country and commutes to his/her job in a border municipality in another country. Read more about border work here.

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