Swedish newspaper tax reform planned

The Swedish government is thinking about ending the special tax on newspaper advertising. Minister of Culture Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth said this in an article last Sunday in Dagens Nyheter.

Press subsidies in Sweden are cut down, while other media are not burdened with advertising tax laws.

Free dailies could profit from the new rules if they are treated like ‘real newspapers’. On this subject there still is some dispute. Metro, for instance, has had a long fight with the Swedish tax office on this issue (see previous post). (EJC)

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