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The RUT deduction for household services – consequences of the reform (RiR 2020:2)

The RUT (household services) tax deduction has resulted in more work and higher incomes for some groups buying the services. Foreign-born people who started working in the RUT sector have increased their income and strengthened their position in the labour market. However, the Swedish National Audit Office notes that the Government’s assessment that the reform is self-financing has little empirical support.

Updated: 10 March 2020

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