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Bender B Rodriquez
Posted on: 23.Oct.2013, 07:49 PM





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QUOTE (oddsock @ 17.Oct.2013, 11:25 AM) *
I received an e-mail that I should pick up my package. This despite me putting my WORK ADDRESS as the delivery address, where I am present during all working hours and where packages of ALL SIZES are accepted by the reception. Apparently, Posten just couldn't be bothered.

Door-to-door delivery is only available if you explicitly pay for it.
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Bender B Rodriquez
Posted on: 10.Oct.2013, 12:10 AM





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QUOTE (skogsbo @ 7.Oct.2013, 01:42 PM) *
why buy a saloon or hatch, they are just as long in a garage, but with less space inside. Doesn't make sense to buy anything other than a estate. smile.gif

Anyone who has had kids knows that a typical hatchback car boot is nearly full the minute the buggy goes in.

Yes, this is the correct answer. A station wagon and a sedan of the same model share the same base. The curb weight and fuel consumption does not differ much, so why buy a sedan when you can buy a similar, more practical car, with much more interior space. In particular it is good for families; try getting a stroller into a sedan...

If you are worried about fuel consumption you buy a compact car (yaris, golf, etc), not a regular sedan. But then you cannot carry much else than yourself and your passengers, so forget about taking the family to the holiday house or going skiing.
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Bender B Rodriquez
Posted on: 3.Oct.2013, 09:46 PM





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The sentence does not really make much sense in Swedish...
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Posted on: 3.Oct.2013, 09:23 PM





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If you live in Sweden you are obliged to pay Swedish tax and your employer is obliged to pay Swedish social security contributions for you, no matter where the employer is located. However, if I remember correctly, foreign employers without permanent establishment in Sweden pay reduced social security. Also, your employer should not pay UK payroll tax.

Of course, if you do not register as a resident in Sweden the tax office will not know about your existence, but then you will not get a social security number (personnummer) which can make everyday life quite difficult, as some posters can attest to. Technically, if you spend more than 50% of your time in Sweden you are still liable to pay Swedish tax and SS, even if you don't register as a resident.

If you don't need the money while in Sweden, an option would be to create a UK Ltd. and bill your employer. To reduce Swedish tax you simply only pay yourself a modest salary while living in Sweden. The remaining money you can later withdraw when you are back in the UK and subject to UK taxation.

Also, there is tons of deductions you can make in both scenarios, so you should really talk to an expert. I have used these guys before, and I think they are excellent: http://www.skattepunkten.se/?q=en/node/3
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Bender B Rodriquez
Posted on: 30.Sep.2013, 11:24 PM





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QUOTE (omerkay @ 30.Sep.2013, 08:25 PM) *
Is there any maximum limit on how much money (in a month or year) can one send outside of EU?

No.

QUOTE (omerkay @ 30.Sep.2013, 08:25 PM) *
Should I inform skateverket?

No need to. Skatteverket does not care about money going out of the country; only money going in.
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Bender B Rodriquez
Posted on: 26.Sep.2013, 11:01 PM





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Cycling is allowed on all roads (except highways) unless there is a sign saying that it's not. Cycling on the sidewalk is forbidden.
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Bender B Rodriquez
Posted on: 26.Sep.2013, 08:20 PM





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Unlike the plumbing, to renovate the bathrooms is not considered maintenance work. If one member opposes such a renovation then the board needs to call for a vote, and two thirds of the votes are needed for the proposition to pass. Also, the decision needs to be approved by Hyresnämnden (official judicial authority).
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Bender B Rodriquez
Posted on: 22.Sep.2013, 05:50 PM





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The employer needs one month of notification if you quit your job. During that time the law only states that the employer cannot force you to take out vacation, not the opposite.
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Bender B Rodriquez
Posted on: 22.Sep.2013, 01:03 PM





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QUOTE (Rick Methven @ 13.Sep.2013, 08:45 AM) *
To ensure that workers do take time off rather than the money, the general rule is that you can not get pay in leu of holidays. In my wife's company, if you do not use your holidays by 31st March, you loose them.

That is illegal. You always have the right to either save some vacation days or to get monetary compensation. This is not governed by unions but by the law. However, it does not apply to all vacation days, only one week per year out of the five weeks guaranteed. On termination of your contract you do however have the right to get monetary compensation for all of your earned vacation.

To the OP: One way or another you have the right to your earned vacation days, either as vacation or as money. There is no requirement that you work the whole period required to collect the days. If you quit or get laid off before that period you are still entitled to the vacation you have earned so far.

You employment will end the date you decide with your employer, and you either get money or vacation before that date.
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Posted on: 21.Sep.2013, 11:01 AM





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A personnummer belongs to you as a person and is never deactivated, so when you are back in the country your should have the same number.
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Bender B Rodriquez
Posted on: 21.Sep.2013, 10:56 AM





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Thanks! Just trying to be of help...
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Posted on: 21.Sep.2013, 10:53 AM





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It may make a difference on how to calculate how much you are able to afford to pay. Also, since it is expensive for you to travel to visit the child, it may affect the amount.
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Bender B Rodriquez
Posted on: 21.Sep.2013, 10:45 AM





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If you are unemployed you should contact Försäkringskassan to calculate the amount you need to pay http://www.forsakringskassan.se/sprak/eng

Since your income is low the other parent should receive underhållstöd from the government instead. You are not expected to pay if you cannot afford it.

Here you have an explanation on how it works: http://www.forsakringskassan.se/sprak/eng/...lGTjFCTExJODk3/
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Bender B Rodriquez
Posted on: 21.Sep.2013, 10:34 AM





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Child benefit or support is a semantic question. In Sweden there are three types of support:

1. Barnbidrag. Paid by the government to the caretaker. At present 1050 SEK per month per child. Every caretaker receives this amount.
2. Underhållsbidrag. Paid by the other parent to the caretaking parent. This amount is negotiable between the parents.
3. Undehållsstöd. Paid by the government to the caretaker if the non-caretaker cannot afford to pay the caretaker at least 1273 SEK/month in underhållsbidrag.

Point 2 and 3 above means that the caretaker is guaranteed at least 1273SEK/m from either the other parent or the government.

When negotiating the amount in step 2, remember that underhållsbidrag should only pay for the expenses of the child, not the parent. Alimony does not exist in Sweden.
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Posted on: 14.Sep.2013, 10:48 AM





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QUOTE (dott @ 13.Sep.2013, 03:03 PM) *
I failed my driving test. Made very serious mistake at the very beginning and was too stressed overall. sad.gif

My test route was through this place http://goo.gl/maps/ptKMj
Is it a kind of roundabout?

Eco driving with automatic transmission car - how should i handle this?

My non Eu driving license expired couple days ago. What is the fine if i get caught without valid driving license?

No, this is not a roundabout since there are no roundabout signs. It is just a speedbump.

If you at some point failed to stop at a stop sign or blew a red light it means an automatic fail.
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Bender B Rodriquez
Posted on: 3.Sep.2013, 07:29 PM





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QUOTE (Ivor stephé @ 3.Sep.2013, 03:42 PM) *
since the 1940's exodus of Jews from Sweden

The Jewish population in Sweden doubled in the 40's...
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Bender B Rodriquez
Posted on: 28.Aug.2013, 09:37 PM





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Sounds like you are under the same rules as an EU citizen then, which makes it strange that you were denied child support in Denmark. Contact Öresunddirekt to get clarification.
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Bender B Rodriquez
Posted on: 28.Aug.2013, 09:09 PM





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This is a bit tricky since you are non-EU citizen. If you were an EU citizen, you would pay tax in Denmark, but could choose which social security system you would like to belong to: https://www.workindenmark.dk/en/Find_inform...order_commuters

Since you are not an EU citizen these rules do not apply to you. In that case, you would likely pay tax and belong to the social security system in the country where you live. Your Danish employer would still deduct some taxes on you paycheck, but those can be deducted from your Swedish tax payments.

Question, since you originally moved to Denmark, do you have a valid residence permit for Sweden? To live in Sweden and to use the Swedish social security system (just as the Danish) it is imperative that you have a residence permit.

You should really talk to a professional about this!
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Posted on: 27.Aug.2013, 06:51 PM





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QUOTE (Affonso @ 27.Aug.2013, 06:21 PM) *
What traditions? You people hardly have any traditions. Come to Portugal and I will show you culture my friend.

Been there, done that. Not much more than bland food. Rather go to Spain where the real culture is.
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Posted on: 22.Aug.2013, 07:52 PM





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You will likely be subject to Special Income tax for non residents, which is 25% flat. Also, if you can show that you are belonging to the UK social insurance your employer will be exempt from paying payroll tax. You should negotiate your salary with this in mind.
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QUOTE (Ivor stephé @ 21.Aug.2013, 04:13 PM) *
Why are so many of you trying to discredit articles relating to the manufacturing decline?
If you really wish to discredit it, post up articles of references showing growth in this area instead.

Otherwise it just sounds like wild christian science justification in regards to why we shouldnt be allowed to talk about it.

I don't think anyone is trying to discredit the articles. Traditional manufacturing IS declining all over the developed world, including Sweden. What myself and other posters are pointing out is that exports are shifting from manufactured goods to exports of other high-tech products and services.
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Posted on: 20.Aug.2013, 10:31 PM





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QUOTE (Ivor stephé @ 20.Aug.2013, 09:34 AM) *
As stated above, many see this decline as part of the current financial situation on a worldwide scale.
But I do agree, in such situations its very common over here to see puffed up chests in an attempt to hide or cover up negligence.

Which big companies do still exist in Sweden today?
Saab has died, Orrefors has or is moving shop.
As sweden continues to loose its grip on many areas of manufacturing.

Orrefors was a small company.
SAAB is still a big and profitable enterprise in aviation, space, weaponry, etc. It was the previously GM owned SAAB Automobile that went bankrupt, not SAAB.
In a similar manner Volvo and Volvo Cars are two entirely different companies. Volvo Cars is owned by Geely and is doing so so. Volvo, on the other hand is quite profitable and owns Mack Trucks, Renault Trucks, etc.

Here are the biggest companies ranked by number of employees today: http://www.largestcompanies.se/default...ist-6/lang-SVE/

And here the the biggest exporters: http://www.largestcompanies.se/default...ist-4/lang-SVE/

As someone who is in the high-tech export business I take the doomsday preachers on this forum with a big grain of salt. Sure, regular manual labor jobs in manufacturing are diminishing, as in the rest of the West, but exports are quite strong (not only manufacturing) and the industry is craving for engineers and other skilled professionals, and has been doing so for years now.
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You should contact these guys: http://www.skattepunkten.se/?q=en/node/3
They are not expensive (unlike the big dogs that charge an arm and a leg) and will save you a lot of hassle.

DO NOT trust the advices of Skatteverket since the people there are usually clueless about these issues and cannot be held responsible for giving you the wrong information. Later you may find a verdict that completely contradicts their advice.
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Apartments are rent regulated in Sweden. A landlord thus cannot charge too much rent. Rent regulations have caused a huge deficit of apartments meaning that people never give up their 1st hand rentals (which are on indefinite contracts). If someone moves to a house, or moves in with spouse, or moves elsewhere, it is tempting to sublet the apartment for a higher price (illegally).

You also have the private market where people own their apartments in a co-op. Such apartments are more expensive than rentals since there is a free market. If someone sublets their co-op they are allowed to charge the actual monthly cost (loans/fees), which would be more expensive than a corresponding rental.

So, if it is a 1st hand lease directly from a landlord, or if it is a sublet co-op, then the rent is probably set fairly, but if it is a sublet rental there is a big chance that the rent is too high. Only new studios of extremely high standard would cost 10000/month in Stockholm (legally).
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QUOTE (trumanshow @ 19.Aug.2013, 05:35 PM) *
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_count..._United_Nations

checkout 2030.

How can Sweden continue to compete when it costs you twice as much as anywhere else apart from Denmark and Norway to buy a sandwich? Is the bread gold plated? I run a small software development company and it makes absolutely no sense to employ Swedish contractors if i need help. Even smalltime developers feel it necessary to move in to Swanky offices as soon as some local quango has backed them with 50000SEK. There have been something like 100 companies gone bankrupt in my small(ish) town this year. As the defenders on this forum will attest to, 'WE' do not need to learn from anyone. It will be the downfall of Sweden. Jantelogen.

Sweden lives on its reputation, hence the constant fightback on this forum. Its no better (or worse) than anywhere else. Its very good at public relations but thats very thin ice to be skating on.

One of the painful things about our time is that those who feel certainty are stupid, and those with any imagination and understanding are filled with doubt and indecision.

Lower level software development salaries are higher in Sweden than many countries. On the other hand, engineers and other highly qualified professions costs much less than in UK/US, etc.
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