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Sweden has the world's highest marginal tax rates

2017-03-22

Mikael Stenkula, IFN, commented a report on taxes published by Almega.

At a seminar in Swedish Parliament Mikael Stenkula, IFN, commented a new report, Marginalskatter och Sveriges konkurrenskraft (Almega) by Anders Ydstedt, Scantech. The author noted that Sweden has the world's highest marginal tax rates. One of the entrepreneurs interviewed for the report said that two thirds of the doctors employed at the medical centers owned by his company, are working part-time because it does not pay to work more. Mikael Stenkula commented that the report is well written but that he would have liked more of an entrepreneurial perspective. He also explained that it is difficult and thus gives uncertain result to estimate the impact in absolute terms by changes in the tax system.

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