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Sweden is heading in the wrong direction

Sweden is heading in the wrong direction

Entrepreneurs should be able to devote their time and energy to the core business of their companies, not to costly management and complex regulations, write Christian Ekström and Eric Bingtsbue.

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Recently, a report by the European Union Commission drew attention to the fact that tax administration is much more expensive and cumbersome for companies in Sweden than the average in the Union, write Christian Ekström and Eric Bingtsbue.

Sweden doesn’t just stand out from the outside world with our high taxes. We are also distinguished by our high costs of tax administration, according to a new report from the European Commission. In order for Swedish companies to build prosperity, they must be given competitive conditions for their operations. It should be easy to do the right thing. In the long run, it is not sustainable that running companies in Sweden is more complex and costly compared to other countries.

Swedish companies build our prosperity by creating growth and jobs. But growth does not take place without favorable conditions for entrepreneurship. Sweden has many strengths, but there are also many weaknesses.

High crime rate A growing problem for many businesses can be described as a surcharge, as businesses are forced to pay for the guarantee that the state must provide through extensive corporate tax payments. High taxes – not least on labor and entrepreneurship – also speak to our shortcomings. In addition, many Swedish companies are struggling to find a competent workforce.

Recently, a report by the European Commission drew attention to the fact that tax administration is much more expensive and cumbersome for companies in Sweden than the average in the Union.

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The authority has studied the public expenditures of small and medium enterprises to pay taxes. Sweden stands out as one of the countries where prices are very expensive. Among the 28 countries participating in the Commission’s study (EU and UK), Sweden ranks fourth overall. Only in Ireland, Finland and Belgium costs are rising. Also in terms of specific corporate tax, Sweden ends up in fourth place in terms of overheads for paying tax.

Entrepreneurs must be able to They devote their time and energy to the core business of their companies, not to costly management and onerous regulations. High taxes and extensive bureaucracy create obstacles for Swedish companies, and it is the job of politicians to remove them.

Reducing taxes and reducing regulatory problems would be a good start to give Swedish companies favorable conditions to create, grow and create wealth.

Christian Ekström

CEO, taxpayers

Eric Bingtsbuy

Chief Economist, Taxpayer

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