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Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Our 2013 taxes arrived last week in the familiar dark blue plastic envelopes, the second of our Swedish mailings here in the USA. The good news is that our tax is still zero; the bad news is that, as best as I can tell, this is the last year they will be so.
New construction has a 5-year tax break, and this year is the fifth since building began. The next five years should be at a reduced rate, and I believe we'll be charged about 3700 kronor for each of those five years. In 2019, I'll start paying the full rate of around 7000 kr yearly.
Of course, who knows what the tax code will be like by then???