Paying customs duty and VAT

Here you will find out how to pay customs duty and VAT on goods that you buy online.

If you have not been given the opportunity to pay duty or VAT, you must inform Swedish Customs. E-mail or write a letter to us. The following information is to be included:

  • the company that has transported your product
  • supporting documentation such as receipts and invoices
  • your contact details

When you have sent this information to us, we will calculate what you are to pay and send you a bill.

E-mail us:


Send your letter to:

Box 27311
SE-102 54 Stockholm

Report this within three years

You can notify Swedish Customs of non-payment of customs duty or VAT in the three years following arrival of the goods in Sweden.

Not reporting is a crime

Not reporting or declaring goods that you import to Sweden is illegal and may be a crime according to the Act on Penalties for Smuggling.

Read more about the rules for making purchases online.

Learn more about how you can handle your mail-order parcel yourself.

Are you uncertain about whether your are required to pay customs duty or VAT?

Information about all charges can be found on our website. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you are still uncertain.

Information about charges

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Are you planning to submit your own customs declaration or do you need more information?

Normally, your shipping company will assist you with your customs declaration. If you are responsible for submitting your customs declaration, you will find useful information here. You can also find information about rules for buying goods online.

Handling your customs declaration yourself

General information about shopping online

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