Taxes and Registering at the Tax Office
If you intend to reside in Sweden, you must register in person at the local Tax Office, called Skatteverket. We will gladly help you with this process if you require assistance.
It’s important that you have correctly registered information in order for you to get your post, receive bills on time, pay the right amount of tax, vote where you live, receive insurance payments etc.
Most insurance companies require you to be registered as residing in the home for which you want to make an insurance damages claim. If you are plan¬ning to stay one year or more you will be issued a personal identity number, and if you plan to stay less than a year you will be issued a co-ordination number.
Health Care and
One of the best aspects of living in Sweden is the inexpensive and high quality public healthcare system, which gives everyone who lives or works in Sweden equal access to heavily subsidized healthcare that is basically free after the first doctor’s visit. The system is taxpayer-funded and largely decentralized.
If you have to stay home from work due to illness, you won’t receive any wages or sick pay the first day, but after that you’ll receive sick pay and sickness benefits that amount to approximately 80% of your salary.