Problem for the two founding members of Sabaton!
According to a Swedish newspaper (Aftonbladet), Joakim Brodén and Pär Sundström have been ordered by the Swedish Tax Agency to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in tax surcharges. The Swedish Tax Agency believes that Brodén and Sundström did not report their income from USA tours in 2016-2018 correctly. As a result, each one of the musicians will have to cough up a substantial amount to settle his debt. Brodén is the one who is facing the biggest tax blow, having been ordered to pay back more than two million Swedish kronor (more than $233,000).
Brodén and Sundström claim to have followed the United States – Sweden Tax Treaty which covers double taxation with regards to income tax, corporation tax, and capital gains tax, and insist that they had hired experts to make sure the paperwork was filed properly. Despite this, the Swedish Tax Agency says that the accounting was not handled accurately.
The two Sabaton founding members can appeal the decision of the Swedish Tax Agency.