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Higher taxes in a third of all local councils next year

Residents in about a third of all local councils in Sweden can expect higher income taxes next year, according to a survey by Statistics Sweden. Three councils plan to cut taxes, news agency TT reports.

Increased taxes by county councils, responsible for health care and public transport, lie behind most of the tax hikes.

Residents in Sotenäs, on the west coast, will see their local income taxes go up by the most next year, 1.03 percent. People living in Nordanstig, Växjö and Eskilstuna will see local income taxes fall by between 0.1 and 0.005 percent, TT reports.

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