E-invoicing model:
  • B2G: Peppol
  • B2B: Post-Audit
Mandatory file format:
  • B2G: Peppol BIS
  • B2B: N/A
B2G requirements:
  • Peppol
Archiving requirements:
  • 7 Year Period
  • Not Required


Navigating the global tax compliance landscape successfully is complex and resource-intensive. Every country has a specific and constantly evolving set of legislated e-invoicing requirements.

Non-compliance, intentional or not, can result in significant financial penalties, business disruption, and reputational damage.

Compliance is complicated

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  • VAT/G(S)ST rate information
Revised VAT rates for books and newspapers Sweden has revised the VAT rate for books and newspapers to 6%.   Certain conditions apply, including that the publication cannot be solely or mainly devoted to advertising, and cannot consist mainly of moving images or audible music.   Sweden is a compliant territory for Tungsten and we support all valid VAT rates in the country. 


  • Mandate information
Proposed B2B mandate In comparison to other countries, Sweden’s intent to drive e-invoicing in the country has been somewhat muted- but this appears to be changing. In light of the VAT in the Digital Age (ViDA) proposal, the next few months is expected to be intriguing period as we await individual country responses to the demands imposed by the proposal.  The proposal will compel Member States to review their fiscal procedures. The Swedish Agency for Digital Government (DIGG) are now promoting mandatory B2B e-invoicing in Sweden and, in collaboration with the Swedish tax agency has requested that the government delve further into analysing the potential for B2B e-invoicing to commence in the country.  The timing cannot be considered coincidental, given the recent publication of the proposal. Under current ViDA plans, cross-border e-invoicing will become mandatory in January 2028, and, as a result, Sweden is proposing to review its own domestic e-invoicing framework to ensure that the two are aligned for greater consistency.    


  • Country updates
Proposal for modernised VAT law As well as reducing VAT gaps, multiple countries deploy new fiscal processes as a means to simplify the VAT process, relieving taxpayers of cumbersome duties. This has also been one of the key objectives of the VAT in the Digital Age (ViDA) proposal, which aims to digitise the VAT process. You can read further about the proposal on our recent post here  Individual countries have a similar motivation for reviewing their fiscal practices- with Sweden being no exception. Sweden is advocating a reform of its VAT law as we know it today, with the specific intention that VAT regulations can be better assimilated by taxpayers and understood more easily. The overhaul would also ensure better alignment with content in EU VAT Directive.   The changes are extensive, but a notable change is the proposal of VAT exemptions on internal services.   Sweden is a compliant territory for Tungsten Network, and we will monitor e-invoicing developments in the country. 


  • Country updates
Increase in the VAT registration threshold Countries are continually reviewing their fiscal structures for multiple reasons. This can be in response to the specific current economic climates, such as rising inflation, or for other commercial or cost-effective reasons.   Various countries are increasing the VAT threshold, reducing the scope of taxpayers obligated to register for VAT. We saw this in Bulgaria last month.   Sweden has become the latest country to increase the VAT registration, in line with the following from 1st July 2022:   
  • 30,000 SEK to 80,000 SEK 
  Increasing the VAT registration threshold will remove the need to charge VAT and submit regular tax returns for several taxpayers.  


  • Mandate information
Exploring options for digitalising VAT The Swedish Tax Agency is reviewing its VAT-related processes with a means of digitising these, for the creation of a more automated, streamlined and effective process. It is expected that relevant stakeholders in the country will convene to discuss the issue in the next few months. Specific areas which are being considered are: • VAT listings • SAF-T • Continuous Transaction Controls (CTC)- Governments introduce CTCs to more effectively counter tax fraud and increase revenue. As part of introducing CTCs in their mandates, governments often require invoice data to be sent to tax authorities in real-time or require invoices to be cleared by the government before they are paid; • Real-time invoice reporting • Mandatory invoicing Tungsten Network is interested in developments relating to e-invoicing in Sweden. We are monitoring these developments and will keep you updated.


  • Mandate information
Sweden implements EU VAT Directive 55

The European Union (EU) VAT Directive 55 obliges all EU public authorities to receive invoices electronically, or at least to have a defined for how they will do so, by 27 November 2018.