The details contained in the population register influence both large and small decisions taken in society, and inaccurate information can affect everyone.
For these reasons, it is your duty to report your change of address when you move. It is now illegal to deliberately omit to report a change of address or to submit incorrect information to the Swedish Tax Agency. Anyone who does so can be charged with a criminal offence.
By ensuring that your details are correctly maintained in the population register, you can help the Swedish Tax Agency to make the best use of its resources. We aim to prioritise checks and controls to reduce serious errors that can affect the welfare system, for example, and to prevent people from deliberately cheating to receive benefits to which they are not entitled.