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May 2, 2016

In this episode, we do some myth busting about the value of paying collective taxes. We see how an American expat learnt to appreciate something about his host nation that would raise eyebrows and receive loads of criticism back home. It is often veryhard for an expat to communicate the way other people in differentparts of the world are living and how the particular system theylive under would be of some good use elsewhere.


Tom Heberlein is a retired environmental sociologist professorfrom Wisconsin now living with his wife in Stockholm, Sweden. Tomexplains how he fell in love with Sweden. He also explains why themyth and mystery of paying high taxes in Sweden is misinterpretedbuy many Americans. Tom also takes the time to explain step-by-stepwhy logical and fair tax paying is better for the collectivecommunity.     

Six Reasons Why to appreciate SwedishTaxes: 

  1. Swedish income taxes aren’t much higher than US taxes. Alsotaxes in Sweden provide universal medical and education. 
  2. Tax forms are simple. In fact, Swedish tax forms come alreadyfilled out!
  3. There is NO property tax.
  4. Sales taxes in Sweden are higher but far less noticeable andincluded in a sale.
  5. People who pay taxes in Sweden are given a cash return insteadof hard to calculate deductions.
  6. Slightly higher taxes in Sweden give tax payers more choicesand, in turn, freedoms.


I’m anAmerican Living in  Sweden. Here’s why I came to embrace thehigher taxes.

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Living in Switzerland ruined me for America and its lousy workculture.           


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