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Beth
Posted on: 15.Jun.2006, 12:22 PM





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hugo, i think you need to specify which part of sweden you're talking about to even hope for a positive reply. :wink:
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Beth
Posted on: 15.Jun.2006, 12:21 PM





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sounds like you've got the right information and advice thus far.

at this point there's no advantage for you making it a limited co. (AB) if and when you do, then you don't have to invest 100,000kr if you buy out another co...more like 80,000 (a little ahead of the game...but important to keep in mind if you're considering this option.)

when you list what your business does...list everything conceivable under the sun that seems reasonable even if far fetched. if you are doing writing, then you also take pictures, travel, and need A/V equipment...that's trips, TV, DVD, camera, albums, you name it.

if you write about arts and crafts...you can write off materials and things you've bought...get it?

don't forget that when you travel on business you can claim a per diem. i try to not be too greedy and claim a few days out of a week rather than the whole time i was away...especially if it happens to be somewhere i go frequently, is tied to my home country/city, or seems a bit too much fun e.g. cayman islands.

also, i find using an accountant well worth the expense (deductable). i'm getting back 13,500 this year because of something blah blah blah...boiled down it is because i left money in the company between the end of Dec and beginning of Jan...still don't understand, but it put money back in my pocket..and more than the accountant cost.
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Beth
Posted on: 23.May.2006, 02:09 PM





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ladies and gentlemen...we have a winner
*buzzers buzz, balloons release, bells and whistles go off

don't underestimate useless information...just don't live off of it :wink:
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Beth
Posted on: 23.May.2006, 02:08 PM





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i've been thinking a long time about changing my screen name. beth is rather anonymous, but in fact, my name is beth and stockholm beths are kinda rare. (though there is a Ph.D. psychotherapist advertising here on TL and i have been waiting for someone to ask if that's me..and it's not) :twisted:

anyway, i also can't come up with something that is me but not my name. and i like being me. :wink:
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but if one hits me, i think i'm going to "rename"
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Beth
Posted on: 23.May.2006, 01:50 PM





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QUOTE (Maxis)
True, but if I was talking about mothers then I would have said Mums (Queens? English)...


you might want to amend you name to Maxis_speaker_of_queen's_English :wink:

if you were speaking or writing real English, an acronym is written in all capital letters. MOMS not Moms --that's Swedish... :twisted:



QUOTE (Maxis)
Also even if my accountant is a little English challenged he is fantastic?

you're accountant couldn't handle..

when do i get back my VAT (MOMS)?
in...(pick appropriate month)


how do you communicate more complex decisions/explanations? :shock:
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Beth
Posted on: 23.May.2006, 01:32 PM





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QUOTE (Deedk)
OK, I'll bite; although most of the time my posts go ignored so I imagine this one will too -
Bobbys story is a story of the human condition since the beginning of time. Children have and will always suffer horrible atrocities in the "privacy" of the family home. I'm not saying EVERY home, but there's a good chance it's happeninig in your own neighborhood. People who want to put their head in the sand about this will do so. When 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 7 boys experience sexual abuse as children, physical and verbal abuse are so much more common, wouldn't that depress you?? sweden, UK, ireland, the US. it's everywhere. True, different cultures look upon it differently; some view children as property. Is that acceptable? Not to me. I am one person, one voice, who can choose to stay quiet or quietly share knowledge and educate. When enough voices gather in unison, it's more difficult to be ignored. :evil:
Depression is anger turned inward. We feel helpless in our ability to accomplish any change in the world around us. Again, look at the world today vs. 30 years ago. The more things change the more they stay the same. . .
any thoughts??


Deedk, if your other posts are similiar to this one i am sad that i haven't noticed your previous 8.

in truth, i haven't followed the bobby story not because i don't think the poor child suffered, but because a bit of what you described. I have a bit of the attituede, "hey people, he's not the only one, and he's not suffering anymore..what about the ones that don't become headlines, just statistics with therapists."

it's a nice sensational headline, it grabs people at the heart and it makes for good sales and distribution and ratings.

well, like i said, i really haven't followed the story, but i liked your post and i hope you post more.
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Beth
Posted on: 23.May.2006, 01:21 PM





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it wasn't and it isn't. it's a tax to appease the greens...a deal that göran persson brokered with them and bullied the stockholm council into enacting.

unfortunately, i'm worried that people are too complacent to take a stance for the sake of principle...and the social dems know it.
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Beth
Posted on: 23.May.2006, 07:08 AM





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C Patrick,
one thread that i started on this is here


there was a also a little side chat in here


but the longest and most in depth discussion was here

that'll give you some perspective from a few people. i don't remember all the participants in the discussion. i live "inomtullarna" with a car.
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Beth
Posted on: 22.May.2006, 11:14 PM





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QUOTE (Kang)
we are not planning on sacking our host with the financial burden of operating his vehicle.


btw, are you guys planning on driving in/out/to stockholm? you have to be aware of the congestion fee/tax if you do M-F 6.30am to 6.30pm.
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Beth
Posted on: 22.May.2006, 11:09 PM





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gothenburgers only have kang and dock to look forward to. stockholmers have so much more to choose among. :twisted:
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Beth
Posted on: 22.May.2006, 11:06 PM





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QUOTE (Chelseaman)
I did'nt know that :oops: Its expensive with Moms in Sweden. Too expensive to run a business.


well..as long as you aren't the consumer, you don't pay your moms or any moms.
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Beth
Posted on: 22.May.2006, 11:01 PM





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QUOTE (Mio)
Maybe I should get some sleep. I need sleep... I need sleep...


i find most swedes don't know the answer to this either, even the ones in banking and finance.
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Beth
Posted on: 22.May.2006, 11:00 PM





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QUOTE (Chelseaman)
I don't know you have losted me now.


before VAT was called MOMS it had another name. techically it wasn't VAT then either, just sales tax.
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Beth
Posted on: 22.May.2006, 10:59 PM





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QUOTE (Chelseaman)
I know :? I was joking! I am not that stupid


/me knows :wink:
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Beth
Posted on: 22.May.2006, 10:57 PM





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this is the stockholm thread people...you gothenburgers have something like 59 threads going. leave this one alone!

especially since we're such a lonely contingency. littlefair, you threatened to come up too. what's up with that?

daytime on wed..hmm...when is the vasa trip?

mutley..whooohoooo you, me and katieA are gonna rip up the town with dock and kang. oh, yeah and dastardly dick... :wink:
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Beth
Posted on: 22.May.2006, 10:51 PM





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useless trivia...

What was swedish MOMS called before it became MOMS?
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Beth
Posted on: 22.May.2006, 10:50 PM





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QUOTE (Chelseaman)
Blimey what planet you on? Mothers laugh.gif laugh.gif


the moms one...are you on the dads one? laugh.gif laugh.gif
(it's an acronym...MOMS aka VAT all in caps)
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Beth
Posted on: 22.May.2006, 10:48 PM





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C Patrick,

I saw your post earlier and just couldn't muster the enthusiasm...sorry. We discussed it a while back and I wrote a bit about what I thought as did some others. Check out the thread...

I'll look for it and post it later if you can't find it and you're interested.
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Beth
Posted on: 22.May.2006, 10:43 PM





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QUOTE (Maxis)
I was wondering if anyone could tell me when I get moms back in Sweden. I have my own company as a freelancer and I have been paying my tax here in Sweden, but I just needed to know when I get my mom back for the last year. My accountant is not always the best person to get answers from, but a fantastic accountant does not need to be a people person.


laugh.gif i thought you were talking about mothers...
call me nuts, but if asked my accountant that simple question and i didn't get an answer...i might seriously consider a new accountant. there are a lot of really good ones that can answer a question from a client.
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Beth
Posted on: 22.May.2006, 10:30 PM





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QUOTE (FR)
It's only a guess. It was $6 at this time last year.


it's about 6USD a gallon today.
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Beth
Posted on: 22.May.2006, 10:13 PM





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QUOTE (Alfredo)
Beth, how do you know it's not malicious ...?


when i read your question i was trying to think of examples of the multitude of swedes i've heard "explain or defend" the barriers or the quasi intollerance to things different to the swedish norm. then i read nadahombre's post a few spots down and realized, i had my "illustrative point" from one of our beloved, very own:

QUOTE (Thenothingman)
The thing is that this didn't use to be a big problem. People could easily get a job here before, but integrating so many asylum seekers into a small country is a very very huge task. The question is where should our loyalty be first. Asylum seekers who have been here for years who needs a job, or people who come here now?


it's not about the numbers my dear stebro, it's about people not feeling comfortable. the heart wants to help, but there are always excuses...

alfredo, i've been confronting swedes for years with this. in the same breath they want to help the poor, refugee from xxxland..they express a displeasure for the refugee to be different --that is--the same person before arriving in sweden.

no one means any harm and they don't see how their viewpoint could cause any.
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Beth
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QUOTE (Scouser In Stockholm)
i accept that there is racism everywhere but my biggest gripe with sweden is borne from this whole fictional notion that sweden is this utopia society where everyone is equal.whilst they try to address certain forms of discrimination - ie gender,sexuality based, there seems to be very little effort to address racial discrimination. in london, new york, munich, you can be a successful foreigner and treated with far more respect than you are in stockholm - and yet the US and Germany have major problems with racism also.maybe its just inherent in swedish people...


scouser, you yourself mentioned that there was an effort to recruit more women, at your expense. that indicates that even sweden accepts that it's not a utopian society where everyone and everything is equal.

there are efforts to tackle racism and racial discrimination. it's too little and not effective because they genuinely don't really know how or what to do. swedes are new to immigration in the modern world. swedes are "conservative" when it comes to change if it is too different than what they are comfortable with. swedes genuinely mean well, which makes it hard for them to accept that their "fair" treatment might in fact discriminate. it's certainly naive, but it's not malicious.

the cities you mention are larger and have a greater flow of "different" people. i don't think you could find more "international" cities than NY and london, so those aren't really fair for comparison.

i know someone moving to vienna. i wonder how "open" the austrians are to "foreigners"...i know they are exceptionally suspicious to women in positions of authority.
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Beth
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QUOTE (Thenothingman)
KLM is one of the airlines at least, not sure about their prices though.


KLM is the worst airline. sorry i can't offer anything constructive.
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Beth
Posted on: 22.May.2006, 02:09 PM





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how late is a dagis bbq going to run? :shock:
can't you come into town after the mini david ol goes night night?
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Beth
Posted on: 22.May.2006, 01:29 PM





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oh, it's just in the dryer.
ah, well then. start the washers. they often pick it up before your wash is done. if it isn't, put it in the basket.
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