Swedish Pensioners promised lower taxes in 2013 or 2014


Monday, 05 September 2011
The Swedish ruling Alliance governing coalition has promised pensioners reduced taxes in 2013 or 2014 - if there is a balance in public finances. But already for the next year, there promised reforms to improve the economic situation for pensioners with the lowest incomes.

"The next priority reforms for the worst-off pensioners is justified in terms of the uncertain economic situation," the Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt (Moderate party), Deputy Prime Minister and Education Minister Jan Bj�rklund (Liberal party), Maud Olofsson (Centre party) and Social Affairs G�ran H�gglund (Christian Democrats) wrote on the debate page of the Swedish daily, Dagens Nyheter.


“Any reduction in taxes for seniors will not come not next year. On the other hand the government expects to increase pensions from 2.8 to 3.5 percent, because of "this year's strong growth."

"Along with the expected low inflation and lower price increases will mean a noticeable increase in real income for Sweden's retirees, "wrote the four in the paper.

The tax credit that the alliance bloc is now promising for the retired should come in from 2013 or 2014 and will not come as a future tax deduction. The alliance's leaders make it clear that they see no "intrinsic value" of the tax gap between pensioners and wage earners:
"It is worthwhile to work, but it is also worthwhile to have worked, "writes the four that promises to" work towards a gradual reduction of tax differences in future. "
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