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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.
Taxes in Sweden
Each year, the Swedish Tax Agency publishes Taxes in Sweden. The purpose of the statistical yearbook is to present an overview of the Swedish tax system as well as up-to-date statistics on relevant aspects of taxation.
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Economic measures in response to COVID-19
The spread of the COVID-19 virus is a global emergency for people’s lives and health. At the same time, the outbreak is having major effects on the economy in Sweden and globally. To mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak and to reduce the spread of the virus, several economic measures have been taken.
Short-term layoffs – strengthened support in 2020 for short-time work schemes
In light of the COVID-19 virus, the Government on March 19 decided that its proposed additional amending budget for 2020 will include a supplementary system of support for short-time work schemes. The new system was presented on Monday by the Government, together with the Centre Party and the Liberal Party, and means that central government will take a greater share of the costs for short-time work in 2020. It is proposed that the new rules enter into force on 7 April, but that they apply from 16 March.
Crisis package for small enterprises in Sweden
The Government is now presenting additional measures to mitigate the economic impact of the COVID-19 virus outbreak. The proposals are based on an agreement between the Swedish Social Democratic Party, the Centre Party, the Liberal Party and the Green Party.
Crisis package for Swedish businesses and jobs
The Government is now presenting additional measures to mitigate the financial impact of the virus outbreak. The proposals are based on an agreement between the Swedish Social Democratic Party, the Centre Party, the Liberal Party and the Green Party.
Additional amending budget due to the coronavirus
Due to the coronavirus, a proposal for an additional amending budget is being presented today. The proposal is based on an agreement between the Swedish Social Democratic Party, the Centre Party, the Liberal Party and the Green Party.
Climate on the agenda as Minister for Finance hosts international conference in Stockholm
Representatives of a large number of finance ministries, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) will gather in Stockholm on Thursday and Friday. They will attend a conference held within the framework of the new Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action – a group of ministers who want to step up their engagement on climate change. Specific taxes on carbon dioxide will be discussed at the conference.
Speech by Magdalena Andersson at Conference on carbon pricing and aviation taxes
The Hague, 20 June 2019. Check against delivery.
Speech by Minister for Finance Magdalena Andersson at Stockholm Tax Conference concerning capacity building
Stockholm, 30 May 2018 Check against delivery
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.