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Last day to avoid late tax fine

Published måndag 2 maj 2016 kl 10.16
Filing tax returns online is becoming increasingly common.
Filing tax returns online is becoming increasingly common. Photo: Bertil Enevåg Ericson/TT

Today is the final day for filing income tax returns to the Swedish Tax Agency.

Those who miss the deadline at midnight on May 2nd face paying a fine, which has been raised to SEK 1250 this year. This fine can be waived for a maximum of two weeks provided you have valid reasons for being late, such as illness or computer failure. 

Most people only need to approve the pre-printed amounts on their forms and submit them. This can be done online at Skatteverket.se, by text message, on the phone, or by submitting the printed form to one of the Tax Agency offices. For those who need assistance, the Tax Agency recommends phoning their helpline early in the day, as most people call in the evening which can make it difficult to get through. 

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.

English version of the Tax Agency website.

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