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Eric Cantona
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This website used to be ace. And news.
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"There was a group of school children who had just left school who ran like crazy."
"We're looking around the area to make sure that no one was hurt," police spokesperson Ulf Lindgren told the TT news agency.

Wow. But you caught the thieves - which is the main thing, isn't it?
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Eric Cantona
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Who writes this stuff - a Sun reject? Or are the readers viewed at such a low level?
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Eric Cantona
Posted on: 20.Oct.2011, 04:14 PM





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Hi All,

I've seen on various occasions posters recommending professional advisers be that on family/custody or company/finance/accounting matters and those such as tax advice matters.

For my own interest and of course other readers, perhaps we can pool them here listing the firm and areas of expertise.

Looking forward to some positive listings...
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Eric Cantona
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QUOTE (Bender B Rodriquez @ 19.Sep.2011, 07:46 PM) *
Yes, you would undoubtedly be tax resident (obegränsad skattskyldighet) due to your essential ties (väsentlig anknytning). However, you can always deduct your UK tax from the Swedish tax. Also, if you spend at least 6 months, with only shorter visits to Sweden of max 6 days per month or 36 days per 6 months, you are exempt from Swedish income tax under the 6 month rule, if you pay UK tax.

When you say 'also' do you actually mean 'however', as in a change of the position rather than an addition to it?

Because if I am exempt from income tax in Sweden by spending six months (36 days permitted) out of Sweden, then what other taxes would there be?

Oh, and is that working days or..?

May look to transfer my apartment into a company, but perhaps the effect of that would be minimal.

Sorry for hijacking the thread RMAD, but hope it's still of interest!
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Posted on: 19.Sep.2011, 06:31 PM





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WHats with all the panic-selling suggestions?

Is everyone on here armed with an accurate chrystal ball and able to predict the ups and downs of the notoriously hard to predict property market? I've always believed Sweden to be a special case due to the rental restrictions and therefore lack of options. Surely this keeps the sales market turning over well.

Understandable if the intention is to leave and never return, but for those not out to make a quick profit surely there's no urgency..
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Interesting, and disturbing in equal measures.

Some may recall I recently started a thread about 'where to live in London' as I may be taking a post there. That's still a maybe and whilst the job would entail frequent travel to Sweden it would entail way under 180 days per year.

In Sweden I have been tax registered for several years, I have procreated, and bought a property (which I may seek to sublet). Clearly what the SKatteverket would deem 'essential ties'. However I would have a UK address, bank account and over 180 days per year in the UK.

Wondering do I fall into the category of 'Taxfcked'...?

To the OP, can't you set up a company and get the oil rig employers to contract with it rather than you personally? That way, you just pay yourself less salary and therefore declare only what you pay yourself.
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Posted on: 5.Sep.2011, 10:09 AM





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Found this website which gives a nice summary of the different areas and their pros & cons http://www.stuckinlondon.com/londonareaguide/

It's been mentioned up thread, but whats the beef with living south of the river? Is it purely transport and connections wise if working north?
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Eric Cantona
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No flights to Stockholm from Luton
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Oh and cost-wise; I'll prob be maintaining my Stockholm place for a while and as I wouldn't be in London full-on doesn't have to be a penthouse there. Would even consider a house share if right, but suppose ideally my own oasis is preferable.

From what I see on various agents websites be lucky to get my own apartment for less than £1000pcm. House-shares looking at around £600
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Thanks for the input so far.

Looked again at Bexley and also Welling as suggested. Seems the London Transport website is better informed than even google maps, as it can actually be done in 32 mins. Hadn't even thought of proximity to London City Airport either but had a look and yes, it's well connected.

Following Cathy's suggesion been reading up on Clapham and Balham areas which also seem good options as there's plenty of nightlife, as well as being handy for everywhere too.

Mo, why would would wish to avoid south of the river? Is Thameslink just north? What boroughs & 'burbs does it take in? The questions about which towns are basically what I'm asking myself so don't know the answer yet..
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Thanks for the input and see what you're saying, just checked it out though and it's over an hour and a half into city. That would be quite a contrast to a lil ol Stockholmer
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At first glance a peculiar subject on a forum based around life in Sweden but no doubt there's a few cockney rebels knocking around here not shy of opinion giving.

There's a chance I may take a post in the UK and having never lived in London and given it's vastness of options I'm at a bit of a loss as to where to start looking to live. The job (should I choose to accept it) will be split between HQ near Charing Cross and basically travelling. So one eye on access to airports. That would either lead me south towards Gatwick or really north to Stanstead. West to Heathrow is obviously more expensive to live.

Dont want to be spending more than 40 mins commute and would prefer not to have to wear a stab vest when going to the Spar.

Looking at rentals initially...

Thanks
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Yes but I meant if there would be witholding tax imposed in Sweden if leaving the Kapitalförsäkring to a foreign individual or other holding company...
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That's what I thought. Depends on the treaty in place internationally. However to Swedes withdrawing tax is imposed.
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And here's the article I mentioned on TL a while ago. http://www.thelocal.se/25756/20100326/

Wondering about the tax on dividends out - WHT imposed regardless of destination/individual/company???
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That's the one!

Thanks guys...
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Nah. Thanks, but I'm aware of those.

It's a specific structure for holding funds, investments and policies with next to nothing tax imposed on any gains..
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There's a type of Swedish entity that I've read about before, on TL and other places, which is a super-efficient in which to hold assets.

It's not a straight forward AB and I've tried searching Kapitalförvältning but cant quite get to the info I'm looking for.

Can any of you astute readers provide a nudge of what it is I'm actually on about..?

Tusen tack
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Rick, your accountant sounds nice. However good luck with the broadband claim as the chap I met at Skatteverket told me that is counted as a normal living expense..
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Nah Stockeroo, the closest you can get to your equation is claiming back the miles for which you use your personal car for work related matters at a rate of 1.9 sek per 1 km (or as they quote it 19 sek per Swedish mil).

Furu, well aware of that link thanks - it's kind of what prompetd the thread. I'm just looking for 'real life' examples of whether it's viable or not. Not, according to Rick and his chums.

Phonewise, the risk is that Skattev may say it's for your own use as well and a guy in tax office told me to have a 2nd shitty little contract to say THAT's your personal phone/contract. (in the same way as it's hard to claim for broad band if working from home)

The thing with Skattev is they're judge, jury and executioner when it comes to accepting the year end figures or not..
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Edit: Oh yeah - smart phone or a Blackberry?

Which company provides a good business package?
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I was under the misguided, slightly giddy impression, that an AB (Ltd Co.) could, despite the cumbersome incorporation procedure, ultimately provide many answers in terms of cost management of running a company.

Now, I haven't quite put this to the test but a recent foray into info regarding a car has left me slightly deflated.

So my old BMW can be sold to the company (it's what I mostly use it for) for let's say a fair bookprice of of 30,000 SEK. However that is then treated as a benifit to me of upwards of 50,000 SEK per year - and therefore I have to pay tax on that benefit of say 30% (very approx).

Therefore it actually costs me personally 15,000 SEK a year to have it through the company. Sell it to the company for 30,000, but then pay 15,000 a year to drive it...

OK; petrol at 1000 SEK a month (12,000) insurance (8000) and Bilprövningen and repairs etc (4000) all go through the company as expenses.

Some may question my question, but input on this and other more general advice for all other readers groping blindly down a virginal fiscal alley, is welcome..

(oh, and I've got a broken wing mirror which will probably cost more than the car, so tips of scrap yards where I can get one also invited)
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I know the area very well. If you're happy with 30 min commute to town then it's got a lot going for it.

There's a park for kids which in the summer has a pond/pool for them to splash around in. It's next to a good playground/assualt course.

In reference to the Vampire film then all those pathways through the forests etc lead to great areas of the Bromma coast. You've got two nice beaches for the summer, three if you head further to Hässleby Strand. Vällingby Centrum has all the same shops of Stockholm city (don't all the centrums?!) and a lot less hassle to shop around. (Cinema too)

There's also two public swimming pools in just a few T bana stops either way; Vällingby and Åkeshov (nicer). There's even a little mini farm thing just up the road along Bällstavägen that does pony rides as soon as the risk of them slipping/breaking their legs/being shot has melted away.

So kids yes, summer yes, stuff yes, pubs not really. (though a couple)


Instead of sitting Googling & foruming, why not log-off, step outside and jump on the T-bana for a look..?!
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QUOTE (forwardtherapy @ 7.Mar.2011, 06:00 AM) *
The cafe 'Chokladkoppen' on Stortorget in Gamla Stan is currently advertising for staff. They advertise in the gay press www.qx.se (top right of page) and ask for a CV and personal letter.

You could also take a look at the website at Arbetsförmedlingen

http://www.arbetsformedlingen.se/For-arbetssokande.html

Type 'english' into the search box and see what comes up. Just took a look and there are a lot of positions for cruise boat staff. Also some for teaching assistants at pre-schools and schools. Often the international schools want to get more male staff because they want 'role models' for the kids.

If you end up back in Australia, don't forget to keep practising Swedish!

Are you saying there's a gay cafe and it's called 'The Chocolate Cup'?

Nice
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