A majority of Swedes have confidence with taxes - in 2016, 5.6 million taxpayers filed the Swedish SKV 2000 tax return.
Everyone who receives a salary, from March, will get a pre-completed tax return (in Swedish: Inkomstdeklaration 1
) from the Tax Agency. You will get a letter by post and in your tax account (online).
Note! If you have not received the tax return, probably, your current address is not updated with the tax office. When you decide to move, you have to notify the Tax Agency of your new address within one week.
Non-residents in Sweden and SINK taxpayers do not receive a tax return. In this case, you have to make a request to the Tax Agency.
If the tax office received data from the employer, bank, and etc., then in the tax return you will find pre-filled cells (boxes) with the amounts.
In tax we trust but verify, that's why you should check if everything is correct in pre-filled boxes
- check the amount of income that you receive from your employer (box 1.1).
- check the amount of tax deductions (box 2).
On page 4, of the tax return, you will find a preliminary calculation (in Swedish: "Preliminär skatteuträkning till Inkomstdeklaration 1
The preliminary calculations will indicate: paid taxes, how much you have to pay and result:
Deadline for filing a tax return and fines
- If you will get a tax refund, in the bottom line will indicate: Beräknat belopp att få tillbaka (exklusive ränta)
- if you have to pay additional tax (underpayment of tax), the bottom line will indicate: Beräknat belopp att betala (exklusive ränta).
You have to submit a tax return before 2nd May. If this is not done, Skatteverket will send a fine, in 2018 it was increased to 1250 SEK.
If the tax return is delayed for more than three months, the fine is increased to SEK 2500, and to SEK 3750 if later than five months.