The Swedish Tax Agency processes personal data within several different areas of operation. This is done in accordance with the general rules outlined in the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), supplemented by national data protection rules.
There are also special regulations governing data in registers, including general rules as well as rules that are supplementary to GDPR.
The special regulations that apply to the Swedish Tax Agency include rules about which data may be processed, for which purpose, and for how long we are allowed to store the data. There are also rules governing the processing of data regarding legal entities and people who have died.
The Swedish Tax Agency’s responsibilities include the following: taxation of individuals, organisations and property, managing civil registration of private individuals, estate inventories, certain activities to help combat crime, maintaining the state address register listing people resident in Sweden (Statens personadressregister, SPAR), the marriage register (äktenskapsregistret), issuing identity cards for individuals listed in the population register in Sweden.
The following pages contain an outline of: the Swedish Tax Agency’s areas of operation; which personal data is processed within each section; and which regulations govern the way personal data is processed.
The Swedish Tax Agency processes personal data when administering matters that are not directly connected with its own areas of operation – for example, when making assessments regarding the disclosure of public documentation and submitting its observations to the Parliamentary Ombudsman (Justitieombudsmannen) and the Chancellor of Justice (Justitiekanslern).
There are special register regulations for general matters, but the processing of personal data is governed by GDPR and supplementary national rules.