In a DI debate article today, Chair of the Business Tax Federation, Staffan Bohman, and head of the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise’s tax unit, Johan Fall, address Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson’s decision to stop the recently proposed exit tax. They write that the decision cannot completely repair the damage done by the proposal being aired.
Sweden needs lower ownership taxation, lower marginal taxes and a competitive system for corporate taxes. “Wise tax changes could make the economy smoother and allow the tax base to grow,” they write.
Swedish companies are facing tougher international competition and structural changes are coming faster with increased digitalisation and new business models. “Production of both services and goods is finding new forms and no export market can be taken for granted, not even in the short term,” they write. Business owners need to be appreciated and protected, as they build welfare in the country. “The way forward is to offer competitive taxation that can make Sweden attractive as an entrance country for businesses.”
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