This map makes it easy to compare tax rates across Sweden

By On October 30, 2018

This map makes it easy to compare tax rates across Sweden

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Your total local tax rate consists of two parts: the tax you pay to the municipality (kommun) where you live and the region (landsting). So if you for example live in Malmö, your taxes go to Malmö City Council and is used to fund for example schools and roads and Region Skåne, which is responsible for for example healthcare.

National income tax is only paid on annual income over a certain amount â€" this is adjusted slightly each year and is currently 455,300 kronor (approximately $50,000, but due to deduction rules you actually only pay national income tax if you earn more than 494,300 kronor a year).

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Local tax on the other hand is paid on all annual income over 19,247 kronor (according to 2018 rates).

The average local tax rate is 32.12 percent. However, it varies by around five percentage points depending on where you live â€" click on your municipality in Sweden on the map below to find out YOUR local tax rate.

Source: Google News Sweden | Netizen 24 Sweden

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