​Is there gift tax for money from abroad in Sweden?

2020-08-17 i Gåvoskatt
What are the tax implications of gifted money from abroad? We are Residents, my wife's father in Romania wants to gift her 400k SEK towards a house down payment, we are wondering what liability for taxation we will have.

Hi, thanks for your question!

Is there gift tax for money from abroad in Sweden?

There is no gift tax in Sweden (8 kap. 2 § inkomstskattelagen). For the transaction to be classified as a gift, the following things needs to be fulfilled. There must be a intention to give you something from the giver, there must have been a transaction of some form, and it must have been done voluntarily. If this is the case, then the transaction is classified as a gift and there is no gift tax. I suggest that you also check what the law is in Romania so that you don't have to pay any tax or fees there.

Best regards

Emil Bengtsson
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