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Requesting payment – how to do it

You who have carried out the ROT or RUT work must request compensation from the Tax Agency through the e-service ROT & RUT. If you do not have Swedish e-ID you can request payment by using a form that you can sign. A request for payment can only be made after the purchaser has paid.

The amount you can request in payment

When you have completed the work and the purchaser has paid you the agreed amount for labour costs, you request payment from the Tax Agency to receive the part of labour costs that the purchaser has not paid. If the purchaser has already used up the maximum ROT or RUT deductions during the year, you cannot receive any payment from the Tax Agency.

The purchaser's ROT or RUT deductions must not exceed SEK 50,000 per year. You can receive a maximum of SEK 50,000 for ROT deductions per person per year. The RUT deduction has a maximum of SEK 25,000 per year for persons under 65 at the start of the year. Those aged 65 or more at the start of the year may claim a maximum of SEK 50,000 in RUT deductions.

The purchaser must pay the amount stated on the invoice, after deduction of the tax rebate, including VAT. The amount you can receive from the Tax Agency is the difference between the purchaser's actual payment and total labour costs, including VAT. For ROT work, you can deduct a maximum of 30% of the labour costs, and for RUT work you can deduct a maximum of 50% of the labour costs.

For example, if you have invoiced labour costs of more than SEK 50,000 including VAT, you can make a ROT deductions of SEK 15,000 on the invoice. The customer must pay SEK 35,000 and the Tax Agency then pays out 15,000 SEK.

For you to receive payment from the Tax Agency, you must be approved for F-tax (company tax) when you and your customer make an agreement or when the customer pays you. If you are given approval for F-tax after the customer has paid labour costs, you cannot receive payment from the Tax Agency.

You must submit information in the e-service ROT and RUT for Companies

In order to obtain payment from the Tax Authority, you must provide information on:

  • number of hours worked
  • type of work carried out
  • what price you charged for materials
  • what price you charged for other items than ROT or RUT work and materials, such as travel expenses.

Rules for importing a file to the e-service ROT and RUT for Companies

Instead of filling in a manual request for payment for ROT and RUT work, the relevant information can be sent by importing an XML file to the service.

» Rules for importing a file to the e-service ROT and RUT for Companies (in Swedish)

Information on the number of hours worked

You must provide information on the number of hours worked, regardless of whether the work is carried out at a fixed price or on account. The number of hours worked refers to hours actually worked.

Examples of information you must give

If labour costs in accordance with a fixed price agreement were calculated for ten hours' work but actually took eight hours, you must enter eight hours for the time worked.

If the work is carried out according to a fixed price agreement and you, as provider, engage sub-contractors to perform some of the work, the sub-contractor must provide information to you, as the main contractor, regarding the number of hours actually worked. Information on the number of hours worked that you state in your application to the Tax Agency is confidential for the purchaser.

Provider not registered as resident in Sweden

If you perform ROT or RUT services and you are not registered as resident in Sweden, and can therefore not obtain Swedish e-ID, you must use an electronic form when you apply for payment for ROT or RUT work. This applies regardless of whether you have carried out the work in Sweden or in another EEA country. If you are registered for Swedish F tax, you can apply for an agent, who can then request payment for ROT or RUT services via the e-service. 

Appointing an agent

If you are a legal person, you must register the fact that an official signatory or agent has the right to apply for payment using the e-service. You must also register an agent if you want to let somebody else apply for payment for you. You can easily register an agent using the e-service Agents and powers. As a sole trader, you can use the same service to appoint an agent.

Requesting payment – how to do it
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