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Generic Tax Name Tax on fertilizers
Tax name in the national language Skatt på gödsel
Tax name in English Tax on fertilizers
Member State SE-Sweden
Tax in force since 1995/07/01
If abolished, date on which the tax ceases to apply 2010/01/01
Business version date 2015/01/01
Version date 2015/02/17
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Type of tax
Direct taxes Personal income tax
Corporate income tax

Indirect taxes VAT
Excise duty (EU harmonised)
Alcoholic beverages
Energy products and electricity
Manufactured tobacco

Social security contribution Employers
Legal base

Tax on Fertilizers Act (SFS 1984:409).

Who sets
The tax rate is set by

The tax base is set by

The reliefs are set by



Geographical Scope


A natural or legal person who, in the course of his/her business

-manufactures fertilizers;

-imports fertilizers.

Tax object and basis of assessment

Ammonia failing within CN code 2814, potassium nitrate and calcium nitrate failing within CN code 2834 and goods falling within CN codes 3102, 3103, and 3105.

Deductions, Allowances, Credits, Exemptions


-fertilizer used for other purposes than cultivation;

-fertilizer that has been exported;

-fertilizer for which tax liability already has arisen;

-fertilizer returned on annulment of sale.

Rate(s) Structure

SEK 1.80 per kilogram of nitrogen if the fertilizer contains at least 2 % nitrogen;

SEK 30 per gram of cadmium in the fertilizer over 5 grams per 1,000 kilograms of phosphorus. (Thus, if the cadmium content is eleven grams per ton of phosphorus, tax should be paid on six grams per ton of phosphorus.)

The tax was abolished the 1st of January 2010.

Tax due date

The liability to pay tax arises when

-a fertilizer is delivered to a non‑registered buyer:

-a fertilizer is used for a purpose other than sale;

-the entity liable to pay tax is de‑registered and the liability is not thereby transferred to another entity;

-the taxpayer imports a fertilizer.

Tax is due on the 25th of the month following the month liability arose.

Tax collector

Special features

Economic function

Environmental taxes

Tax revenue
ESA95 code d214lc (d21495)

Annual tax revenue (millions)
Tax revenue as % of GDP
Tax revenue as % of total tax revenue
2012 0.00 SEK 0.00
2011 0.00 SEK 0.00
2010 0.00 SEK 0.00
2009 178.00 SEK 0.01
2008 366.00 SEK 0.01
2007 306.00 SEK 0.01
2006 295.00 SEK 0.01
2005 329.00 SEK 0.01
2004 303.00 SEK 0.01
2003 340.00 SEK 0.01
2002 338.00 SEK 0.01
2001 338.00 SEK 0.01
2000 0.00 SEK 0.00