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30% ROT deduction – How does it work?

This paragraph only counts for Swedish residents: Every Swedish (tax-paying) resident is entitled to an annual ROT-deduction via the Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket) up to SEK 50,000 per year. This amount applies per person. If you buy a cottage (or other property) as a couple or cohabitant, both are entitled to this amount. How does it work?

If you carry out a renovation or rebuild your cottage through a construction company or other registered craftsman, then you get 30% of the labor costs paid by the Swedish Tax Agency through ROT deductions up to a maximum of SEK 50,000 per year. If you are two people, this is SEK 100,000. Every year the ROT deduction amount is reset to zero and you can get the full amount again the next year. This ROT deduction will be automatically deducted from your invoice as an additional discount. So, you don’t have to do anything for it yourself. The company carrying out the renovation or rebuilding reports this ROT deduction to the Swedish Tax Agency and takes care of the administration. You don’t have to do anything. You will see the amount of the ROT fee on your invoice. If you read this information as a non-Swedish person, you are unfortunately not entitled to this ROT-deduction. However, you will receive the deduction on the selling price of 100 000 SEK (see more in the next paragraph).