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Local taxes 2016:

Local tax rates increase in 63 municipalities

Statistical news from Statistics Sweden 2015-12-17 9.30

The average local tax rates will increase next year from 31.99 to 32.10 percent. However, it will only be a raise for the residents in 63 municipalities. For most residents the tax rates will be unaltered. The tax rate will be lowered for the residents in 9 municipalities.

The local tax rate inVadstena will increase the most, by 1.25 percentage point and the tax rate will be 33.50 percent. Österåker is the municipality that lowers the tax rate most by 0.50 percent and will amount to 30.25 percent.

Munkedal has the highest tax rate and Vellinge the lowest

Munkedal is the municipality in the country that in 2016 will have the highest local tax rate at 35.11 percent. The second highest rates are in Arjeplog and Pajala, both with a tax rate at 34.84 percent.

Like previous years the residents in Vellinge have the lowest tax rate in the country at 29.19 percent. The difference is just 0.01 percentage points below the rates in the municipalities of Kävlinge and Solna which both have a tax rate of 29.20 percent.

The raise in line with previous years

During the last years the average local tax rate has been raised by 0.13 percentage points which means that a raise by 0.11 percentage points in 2016 is in line with previous years. The local tax rate did not alter this much during the mid 2000s; some years even showed a lowered average local tax rate.

Stockholm and Västerbotten will make tax shifts

The counties of Stockholm and Västerbotten will make tax shifts during 2016. In Stockholm the tax shift regards the performance of healthcare within the area covering LSS (support and service for persons with certain functional impairments). This means that the residents in some of the municipalities will get a higher primary municipal tax rate and a lower county council tax rate, and totally the local tax rate will be unaltered. The municipalities in the county of Stockholm, which despite the tax shift receive a higher local tax rate, choose to alter the tax rate for reasons that have nothing to do with the tax shift. In the county of Västerbotten, the municipalities and county councils are making a tax shift due to changed responsibility for healthcare in ordinary housing.

Tax base increased by 3.2 percent

The total tax base increased by 3.2 percent between taxation years 2014 and 2013. The tax base increased most in Sundbyberg and Solna; the increases were 6.4 and5.3 percent respectively. In Säffle and Storfors, the tax base decreased most by1.1 and 1.0 percent respectively.

The tax capacity highest in Danderyd

The tax capacity is based on revenue and population in 2014 and amounted to SEK 194 220 per resident. This was an increase by 2.1 percent. The tax capacity increased more in 2013 by 2.4 percent. The municipality with the highest tax capacity was Danderyd at 78 percent above the national average.

Definitions and explanations

Average local tax rates consist of primary municipal taxes as well as taxes from county councils. The tax base is equal to the taxable income from gainful employment for individuals. The tax capacity is defined as the tax base per resident. The average tax rate is calculated by weighting the local tax rate with the tax base in each municipality. 

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