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The Swedish Tax authority to be investigated in relation to double penalty prevalent in the Swedish systemThursday, 08 March 2012
The Swedish government in an attempt to dodge threats of sanctions from the European Union wants to start investigating how to adjust its habitual decision where people are penalised so heavily if the fail a tax rule.
This has to do with a study which showed that the Swedish tax authority heap too heavy a penalty on people convicted on tax crimes. Such people are usually penalised twice and this has caught the attention of the European Union which as intern calls on Sweden to redress the situation.
The investigator may, would among others have the task of analyzing the Swedish tax procedure with regard to the European Convention, which prohibits so-called twofold tax penalisation – where someone be punished twice for the same offense.
EU court is currently investigating whether the Swedish system violates the Convention.
By Scancomark.se Team
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