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Swedish Taxation

Developments since 1862

Editors: Henrekson, M., Stenkula, M. (Eds.)

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By taking the long view on the evolution of this country's tax policies through the past few decades, Henrekson and Stenkula explain how Sweden developed the highest tax-to-GDP ratio in the world, until the beginning of the 2000s.

About the authors

Gunnar Du Rietz, Research Institute of Industrial Economics, Sweden Dan Johansson, Örebro University, Sweden Daniel Waldenström, Uppsala University, Sweden

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"This book characterizes the Swedish tax system and all its changes during a 150-year period. All important taxes and tax bases are covered: Labor, capital, wealth, inheritance and gift, goods and services, and finally real estate. The completeness and long historical coverage make this a unique set of information. I predict that this book will be the standard reference in all future research involving Swedish taxes." - Lennart Flood, Professor, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

"This volume provides a comprehensive overview in English of the entire Swedish tax system, covering the 152 years from 1862 to 2013. The Swedish tax structure has varied enormously over this period, with at least ten major tax reforms, and with marginal tax rates reaching levels rarely seen in any other country. This volume should become a key reference for a wide range of papers studying how taxes affect firm and individual behavior." - Roger H. Gordon, Professor, University of California, San Diego, USA


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Swedish Taxation since 1862: An Introduction and Overview

    Pages 1-33

    Henrekson, Magnus (et al.)

  • Swedish Labor Income Taxation (1862–2013)

    Pages 35-122

    Rietz, Gunnar (et al.)

  • Swedish Capital Income Taxation (1862–2013)

    Pages 123-178

    Rietz, Gunnar (et al.)

  • Taxation of Goods and Services in Sweden (1862–2013)

    Pages 179-221

    Stenkula, Mikael

  • Swedish Inheritance and Gift Taxation (1885–2004)

    Pages 223-265

    Rietz, Gunnar (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Swedish Taxation
Book Subtitle
Developments since 1862
Editors
  • M. Henrekson
  • M. Stenkula
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-47815-3
DOI
10.1057/9781137478153
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-47814-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 334
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