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Sweden: Proposal for taxation of gambling activities

Sweden: Proposal for taxation of gambling activities

A governmental committee today proposed a new set of gambling regulations in Sweden requiring all Swedish market operators to be licensed appropriately. The proposal includes a legislative framework intended to both open and regulate the market.

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Highlights of the proposal include: 

  • Licensing: The licensing requirement would extend to anyone providing or arranging gambling in Sweden; possessing or manufacturing gambling equipment; and  manufacturing, providing, installing or modifying software for online gambling games.
  • Taxes and fees: The committee also proposed an 18% gaming tax on gambling in the competitive sector. All gambling companies would also have to pay license and supervision fees.

The committee asked for a 1 January 2019 effective date.

 

Read a March 2017 report prepared by the KPMG member firm in Sweden

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