Friday 23 September 2016

Tax Incentives to Create Employment and Encourage Repairs

While emissions from energy consumption in Sweden are decreasing, their emissions from consumption of goods are increasing.

To address this, the government would like to make sustainable consumption more affordable by providing tax breaks for repairs to equipment.

This is reflected in Budget for 2017 which will cut the VAT rate charged on minor repairs to things like bicycles, shoes and clothes.

Tax refunds will also be offered to people to get their white goods, such as washing machines and dishwashers repair, rather than throwing these away.

Swedish taxpayers can already claim 50% of the labour cost of paid house work, such as employing a cleaner, from their income tax bills.

More detail can be accessed here

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