Ministry of Finance
The Ministry of Finance is responsible for issues concerning central government finances, including coordination of the central government budget, forecasts and analyses, tax issues, and management and administration of central government activities. The Ministry is also responsible for matters concerning financial markets, consumer legislation and housing and community planning.
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Sweden well equipped for economic slowdown
Minister for Finance Magdalena Andersson today presented the Ministry of Finance’s latest economic forecast and the focus of the budget during the Government’s discussions at Harpsund.
“For some time now, we have been saying that we see an economic slowdown ahead. It’s clearer now that we are entering this phase. The risks have increased. At the same time, resource utilisation remains higher than normal and the responsible fiscal policy we have pursued over the past few years has created scope to handle this slowdown. Sweden is well equipped,” say Ms Andersson.
Sweden’s carbon tax
Climate change is one of the most pressing challenges facing the international community. A broad range of policy instruments can be used to curb carbon emissions, and economic instruments such as taxes and emissions trading are critical elements of any comprehensive mitigation strategy.
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Global cooperation is key to address tax challenges from digitalization
The Nordic countries belong to the leading countries in digitalization. Digitalization has hastened the development of our economies and enabled new business models to develop. It is essential to ensure that all companies including digital companies have a growth-friendly environment also in the future. Well-designed and fair taxation is one key factor in achieving this.
Sweden to host Stockholm Tax Conference – an international conference on tax capacity-building, 30–31 May
Efficient and effective tax administration is fundamental to the long-term financing of a functioning society, poverty reduction and the achievement of the goals of the 2030 Agenda. Sweden has therefore invited representatives of governments in 160 countries, agencies, international and regional organisations, civil society and the business sector to exchange experiences of tax capacity-building. The Stockholm Tax Conference will be held on 30–31 May.
The 2018 Spring Budget: Building our society – a secure and sustainable Sweden
The Government is today presenting a spring amending budget and guidelines for economic policy, including new economic forecasts. Public finances show a surplus. Sweden’s economy is strong, employment is at record levels and unemployment is falling.
Government submits written communication on new fiscal policy framework
The Government has now submitted a written communication to the Riksdag on the new fiscal policy framework. The Government’s account of how it intends to apply the framework helps to strengthen confidence in developing and reporting on fiscal policy. It improves the conditions for ensuring that fiscal policy has the intended effect.
Re-regulation of the gambling market – licence system to be introduced
The Government today adopted the Bill ‘A re-regulated gambling market’. The proposal will mean introducing a new gambling act and a licence system.
Per Bolund took part in EU conference on financing sustainable growth
The financial sector has a leading role in efforts to move towards a fossil-free society. This role and a new European Commission Action Plan were the subjects of the high-level conference on financing sustainable growth held in Brussels on 22 March, attended by Minister for Financial Markets and Consumer Affairs Per Bolund.