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Sweden: Gambling tax measure enacted

Sweden: Gambling tax measure enacted

The Swedish parliament passed a gambling-related tax bill. The legislation will be effective 1 January 2019.


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The new gambling rules are designed as a licensing system, whereby all those who provide games on the Swedish gambling market must be licensed. The law will apply to all gambling in Sweden, including online gaming. Applications for license may be submitted to the newly re-named Swedish gambling authority (Spelmyndigheten) starting on 1 August 2018. 

The new rules also include a new gambling tax on licensed games, to be imposed at a rate of 18%. Games for public/social purposes (allmännyttiga ändamål) will continue to be tax-exempt.


Read a June 2018 report prepared by the KPMG member firm in Sweden 

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