Sweden Democrat leader Jimmie Åkesson. Photo: Henrik Montgomery/Scanpix
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Sweden Democrats will stop part of the tax plan

The Sweden Democrats will join the red green opposition parties in voting against the government's proposed raising of the cut-off point for state taxes, Swedish Television News Reports.

Earlier on Wednesday, the red and green parties, the Social Democrats, the Left party and the Green party made an initiative to stop the governments plan to exempt more people from state income taxes. Today those earning more than SEK 36 160 per month pay the tax, but the government wants to raise it to SEK 37 400 per month.

The fact the the red green parties made this proposal separate from their proposal to stop the general, fifth cut in the income tax, has made it possible to gain support from the Sweden Democrats as well. The Sweden Democrats are in favour of the general tax cut, but not the raising of the cut-off point for state taxes.

The Press secretary of the Sweden Democrat party leader Jimmie Åkesson, Linus Bylund, told Swedish Television News that they would vote against the raised ceiling for state taxes. "We are not interested in spreading money over people who are already well-off," he said.

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