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The contents of the income tax return

Here you will find information on the contents of the income tax return.

  1. Income — Income from employment
    The pre-printed amount is the sum total of the amounts in the income statements the Swedish Tax Agency has received, e.g., salary, sickness benefits or other benefits.
  2. Deductions — Income from employment
    This is where you can claim deductions for expenses which have a direct connection to your work. Read more about common deductions in the tax return.
  3. General deductions
    The Swedish Tax Agency has pre-printed the premium of your pension insurance and the amount which you have paid to your pension savings account. In some cases, the Swedish Tax Agency has pre-printed a lower amount than that which appears in the income statement. The highest deduction for income year 2015 is SEK 1,800.
  4. Tax reductions
    If you have received a preliminary tax reduction for rut-work (household services) or rot-work (construction services in your property), these details are pre-printed. The basis for tax reduction for gift are also pre-printed on your tax return.
  5. Property charge
    A municipal property charge is payable on houses. The maximum amount is SEK 7,262 for each building or 0.75 % of the assessed value for 2015, depending on which is the lower. The basis for the property charge is pre-printed on your tax return. Read more about property owners.
  6. Property tax
    For certain properties you need to pay a state property tax. The basis for the property tax is pre-printed on your tax return.
  7. Income — Capital
    The pre-printed amount is the sum total of the amounts in the income statements the Swedish Tax Agency has received, e.g., interest income, share dividends and profits on sold shares in interest funds.
    You must yourself fill in details such as profits from the sale of shares, property or a cooperative flat. Read more in
  • the sale of a property
  • the sale of a cooperative flat
  • the sale of shares and other securities.

    8. Deductions — Capital
    The pre-printed amount by box 8.1 is the sum of the amount in the income statements the Swedish Tax Agency has received e.g., interest charges and losses on sold shares in interest funds.
    Have you paid administration expenses of more than SEK 1,000?

    9. Foreign insurance — Yield tax
    If you have a foreign endowment policy or a foreign pension insurance you may be liable to pay yield tax.
    A special section for business proprietors can be found on the back of the tax return form. 
The contents of the income tax return - Declaring your income
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