If you are approved by Swedish Customs for deferred payment, you pay customs duty and other taxes after receiving a customs bill rather than at the time of importation. You can choose between a paper-based bill, an electronic bill and an online bill which you can download in PDF format from the web service ‘Webbtullräkning’. Please note that the web service is only available in Swedish.
The customs bill is due for payment by the Friday of the fourth week after the importation. This gives you an average credit period of 30 days from the time of importation.
Swedish Customs usually sends out customs bills on the Monday of the third week after the goods were released to free circulation. This means that you will receive the bill 10 days before the payment is due. However, if you have chosen the electronic customs bill you will receive the bill on the day it is issued.
You pay your customs bill by Bankgiro to the giro account number printed on the bill. When paying from abroad, you can use the IBAN/BIC number you find on the bill. To avoid interest charges on late payments you must ensure that the payment has reached the account of Swedish Customs by the payment due date.
Direct debit (Autogiro)
Within Sweden you can use the direct debit system Autogiro to pay your customs bills. But keep in mind that you must have sufficient funds available in your bank account on the banking day before the due date. Even if you pay by direct debit, you will receive a customs bill where you find the amount to pay. The customs bill will state that you pay by direct debit.
Late payment interest
The interest rate for late payment is 16 per cent. The minimum amount charged is 100 SEK. However, if the original amount payable was less than 100 SEK, the interest may not exceed that amount.