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Sweden scraps TV licence – but here's what you need to know about the new tax

You may be entitled to money back next year. Photo: Bertil Ericson/TT

Published: 15.Nov.2018 10:57 hrs

Sweden's TV licence will be scrapped from the start of next year – and replaced by a new tax.

If you own a so-called 'television receiver' (which includes a TV set, a digital box, a video camera with channel selector, a DVD player with channel selector or a computer with a TV card) you currently pay 2,400 kronor ($264) a year, which is then used to fund public service television and radio in Sweden.

But next year, the fee will be replaced by a new tax regardless of whether you own a TV or not.

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