On this page, you can find out who has to declare taxes, how to do so, and when tax returns have to be filed. You can also read about how to get a tax refund or pay any outstanding tax due.
Filing tax returns the safe way – avoid unnecessary journeys and crowds
It’s important that we do what we can to reduce infection rates during the COVID-19 pandemic, so please avoid filing your tax return in person at one of our service centres. There are several other ways of filing a tax return: you can use our e-service, send us a text message, call us, or send your paper return form by post.
If you are expecting a tax refund in April but have not yet received your money, it might be because you have not registered a bank account.
Alternatively, you might not meet all of the eligibility criteria for receiving a tax refund in April.
Further information is available in Swedish here:
If you have received a paper tax return form, you have to file it. In some cases, you have to file a tax return even if you haven’t been sent one in the post. In 2021, you have to declare income you received in 2020.
You will most likely have to file a tax return if you fulfil any of the following criteria:
Find out more about who has to file a tax return here:
Most of your income will have been reported to the Swedish Tax Agency – for example, by your employer, your bank, or the Swedish Social Insurance Agency (“Försäkringskassan”). These details will therefore already have been entered in the income tax return form that we send you.
In some cases, you will need to enter some additional information – for example, if you are a business owner, or if you sold a residential property or shares during 2020.
To see a list of the different sections included in the form “Income Tax Return 1, 2021” (“Inkomstdeklaration 1, 2021”) in English, please click here:
You can file your tax return digitally provided that you fulfil one of the following criteria:
For instructions on how to file a tax return digitally, please click here:
Once you have filed your tax return, we review all the details in it and calculate the tax you are due to pay. When we have completed this process, we will notify you of the final tax due. If you have registered a bank account with us, any tax refund you are due will be paid out automatically.
The payment of your tax refund is determined by when and how you filed your tax return. For more information, please click here:
If you have not received an income tax return form on paper by 15 April 2021 at the latest, but should have received one, please do one of the following:
To find out more about the circumstances in which you need to file a tax return, click here:
Your income tax return for the 2020 income year must be received by the Swedish Tax Agency by 3 May 2021 at the latest.
You can submit your tax return digitally by using Swedish e-identification, such as bank-id, or by using the codes that appear at the top of the specification you receive along with your paper tax return form. Alternatively, you can submit your tax return using the paper form.
If you set up a digital mailbox by 25 February 2021, your tax return will be sent there between 3 and 9 March. You will receive a pdf that looks exactly like a normal tax return form.
You can view your tax return in pdf format on “My pages” (“Mina sidor”).
If you don’t have a digital mailbox, a paper tax return form will be sent to your home address during this period.
Tax returns can be filed from this date. You can file your tax return online, regardless of whether you receive it in digital form or on paper.
The last day for approving tax returns digitally, without making any changes or additions, in order to receive a potential tax refund in April.
The Swedish Tax Agency pays out any tax refund due to those who approve their tax returns by March 30 without making any changes or additions to them.
The final date for filing tax returns.
The Swedish Tax Agency pays out any tax refund due to those who file their tax returns by 3 May at the latest.
If you have any additional tax to pay, notification of the final tax due is sent to your digital mailbox. If you don’t have a digital mailbox, you will receive notification by post by August 20 at the latest.
The Swedish Tax Agency pays out any tax refund due to those who have been granted respite and therefore file their tax returns after 3 May.
The final payment date for any outstanding tax owed.
Join us for an online seminar about filing your first income tax return. We will provide you with information about who needs to file an income tax return and the most common deductions. You also have the possibility to ask your questions in our chat.
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When you pay your taxes you contribute to make society possible. To ensure that you pay the correct amount of tax, you need to file a tax return.
File your income tax return no later than 3 May. The tax return form will be sent to you by regular mail or to your digital mailbox.
Most of your income will have been reported to the Swedish Tax Agency – by your employer, your bank, or the Swedish Social Insurance Agency. Such income is therefore pre-printed on the income tax return form you receive from us.
Start by making sure all of the pre-printed information is correct. If all of the information is correct and you do not want to make any changes or additions you can approve the tax return using BankID or the codes you received with your paper tax return form. You can do this easily by using your smart phone. You can also file your return in a text message, by telephone, via our e-service or by mailing us the paper form.
Have you sold a residential property or shares, or are you a business owner? If so, you yourself must make changes or additions to the information on your tax return form. In our e-service, we have prepared a form for you on which many items are already filled in.
If you are entitled to deduct expenses such as travel to and from work, you must enter this information on the tax return. Please familiarize yourself with the rules for deductions so that it is correct from the start.
Once you have filed your tax return we will review the information you have reported and calculate your final tax.
When we have completed the calculation you will receive your final tax assessment. Your tax assessment will show you whether you can expect a tax refund or if you owe tax arrears.
If you are to receive a tax refund it will be deposited directly into your bank account if you have reported the bank account to us.
If you have a balance to pay you can make your payment to the Swedish Tax Agency’s bank giro account or by using Swish.
For more information about filing your income tax return, please visit following page:
Use our e-service Inkomstdeklaration 1 to file your tax return. It opens 16 March 2021.