Opposition Leader Slams Civil Servant Tax Evasion

Swedish opposition leader Mona Sahlin is continuing to criticise the centre-right government following revelations that many of the government’s top civil servants and party officials have paid for household services without paying tax.

Social Democrat Sahlin says measures have to be taken, saying that it affects the public’s opinion of politicians in general and that Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has to do something to make sure no more trust is lost.

Anyone buying services from someone for over 1600 US dollars in a year has to pay taxes on the figure, something many of the civil servants have failed to do.