The other day I got a letter from the Swedish Tax Authority in regards to taxation of my daughter Emilia.
This is Emilia.
Emilia is four years old, just an innocent child. But apparently the Tax Authority thinks she’s a little finance shark, and deemed that she owned them money.
Apparently, Emilia made 5 Swedish kronor last year (approximately US$0.76), and they taxed her for 2 Swedish kronor (US$0.30). Also, she has no way of reclaiming this tax, since the Tax Authority only make payments of sums of 100 kronor (US$15.20). I have a few questions about that:
- Isn’t the tax level a bit high for a four-year old child?
- How much did the postage stamp cost for sending us this letter with the information?
- How come the authority has the right to take money, and keep them till the sum is high enough to reach their return payments limit?