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Swedish Payslip Explained

Countries handle and distribute payslips differently all over the world.

By providing a visual breakdown of a Swedish payslip we aim to help you better understand the taxes, deductions, and contributions that go with payroll.

Did you know that Sweden

  • Is highly unionized, with about four-fifths of all the workers in the country belonging to a trade union.
  • Gives parents 480 days of paid paternal leave.
  • Employers contribute 31.42% to social security which goes towards pension, unemployment, disability, sickness, parents’ allowance, and child and youth benefits. However, employees only contribute 7% towards pension.

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