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Income Tax in Sweden

How much do you really pay?

Vandring
post 24.Jul.2010, 06:15 AM
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I'm about to make a final decision on moving to Sweden and want to know for sure what I am getting into when it comes to taxation. So can I ask, how accurate is the tax calculator at Skatteverket (http://www.skatteverket.se/privat/skatter/betalafatillbaka/raknautdinskatt.106.233f91f71260075abe880009734.html) in calculating how much tax you'll actually pay? For a hypothetical income of SEK 1 Million, 32% komnunal tax and no deductions, the calculator indicates about 42% tax. But always heard that Sweden would deduct closer to 60% tax.

So is this calculator accurate? Is there anything other than tax that the government will take a payroll deduction for?
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Bender B Rodriquez
post 24.Jul.2010, 07:08 AM
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Joined: 25.Mar.2006

On an income of say 100kSEK/month you will pay about 44kSEK in tax. On top of that your employer will pay another 31kSEK in payroll tax (social security/pension/etc) but that money you will never see and do not need to care about.

When people say 60% tax they either mean the total tax cost (income + payroll) or the top bracket i.e. the marginal tax rate, not the effective tax rate.

If your employer gives you an offer for 100k/month you will get 56k after tax.

Here is an easier calculator which also shows you employer's tax contribution:
http://www.ekonomifakta.se/sv/Fakta/Skatte...a-ut-din-skatt/
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Rick Methven
post 24.Jul.2010, 07:48 AM
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Location: Linköping
Joined: 30.Nov.2005

If you are self employed like me, you will pay both the employee and employers tax with some rebates that means you end up paying around 50%
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Vandring
post 26.Jul.2010, 02:33 AM
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Joined: 10.Jan.2009

Thanks so much. This was very helpful.
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Deffe
post 17.Feb.2017, 11:40 AM
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Joined: 13.Sep.2013

I think this one is better since its in English

Calculate Net Salary in Sweden
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