In a DI interview on Tuesday, Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson (S) said that she wants to increase taxes to balance out the major tax cuts that have been agreed in the January agreement (see 19/2 SPR Early Ed.). She dismissed comments from the Centre Party’s Annie Lööf that the point of the promised tax reform is to lower the tax burden.
Her comments were met with anger by the Centre Party.
“It is clear the finance minister intends to raise taxes, but we can say that there will be no tax increases unless we agree. And when it comes to 3:12 (tax regulations for dividends – ed.) it is not on the cards for us to raises taxes on Swedish business,” says Emil Källström, Centre Party economic policy spokesperson.
The conflict between the Centre Party and the Social Democrats has led the Moderates to reconsider whether it is worth entering negotiations on tax reforms.
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