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Thursday, 7 January 2021

Swedes Like Paying Taxes

Sweden is infamous for having some of the highest taxes in the world, and yet the country's tax agency is still one of Sweden's most trusted institutions.

The Swedish attitude towards tax contrasts sharply with many countries where taxes can be a deeply divisive issue. 

This video (click to watch) from the BBC doesn't cover all the issues (I have lived and worked there 1996-2000), but it does make one very important and relevant point:

The Swedes (for the moment) trust their public sector!

Tax does have to be taxing.

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  1. Yep,the big difference in the UK is that HMRC is an untrustworthy and institutionally corrupt organisation - so much so that HMRC will lie (and has done so) in court documents, despite the serious theoretical consequences of those actions!

    1. Please don't feel the need to be so enigmatic.
      Let us know in which court documents HMRC lied.
      Otherwise people might dismiss you as just another conspiracy theory nutter.

    2. Did you not get a substantial out of court settlement?

  2. Mmm swedes like paying taxes eh, don't let HMRC know, they will roll out taxing all vegetables!