Sweden VAT Rate Changes

The General VAT rate in Sweden is 25%.

This applies to most goods and services. A 12% VAT Rate is charged on food and accommodation such as hotels. This reduced VAT rate is also charged on the sale of Artist’s own works of art.

As of 1 July 2019, the rate of VAT in Sweden on certain items has been reduced from the standard rate of 25% to the reduced rate of 6%.

The reduced VAT rate of 6% will apply to:

  • E-books
  • Magazines and newspapers in electronic form
The reduced rate will not apply to:
  • Publications containing mainly advertisements
  • Publications containing mainly video content or music to be listened to

Other goods and services that a 6%  VAT rate applies are: books, passenger transport (taxis, buses, flights and trains) in Sweden and concerts

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