The Swedish Tax Agency endorses previously rejected interest deduction claims from Tele2
The Swedish Tax Agency has for the years 2013-2018 denied Tele2 Group deductions for interest expenses on intercompany loans, resulting in a negative tax effect of SEK 350 million, and associated interest of SEK 21 million as of 31 March 2021. While Tele2 has appealed the decisions, a provision for the total amount of SEK 371 million has previously been made.
Following a ruling by the Supreme Administrative Court, the Swedish Tax Agency has now endorsed Tele2’s claims for interest deductions for the years 2015-2018, resulting in a positive tax effect for Tele2 of SEK 200 million in total. The remaining interest deduction claims for the years 2013-2014 with a tax effect of SEK 150 million are currently under review by the Administrative Court of Appeal in Stockholm.
Given the high likelihood of a ruling in favor of Tele2 on the remaining claims, Tele2 has decided to release the total provision, which will result in a positive result effect of SEK 371 million in the second quarter, 2021, results. Tele2 will also review how the Tax Agency´s revised position may impact Tele2´s taxes for 2019 and 2020, considering applicable legislation.
For more information, please contact:
Joel Ibson, Head of Corporate Communications, Phone: +46 766 26 44 00
Marcus Lindberg, Head of Investor Relations, Phone: +46 73 439 25 40
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