I have received a job offer in Stockholm for a Software Engineering position and have had a verbal discussion about the same.
What I have been informed is that I will receive 31000 krona (after tax) as my monthly salary. However, the catch is I will only receive 15000 krona in Sweden, and the remaining 16000 krona will be deposited to an account I specify back home in my own currency. From what I understand, this is most likely done as a workaround to reduce taxes (?).
I am happy with the offer (as accommodation and utilities are sorted) but I have serious concerns about this unusual breakdown of the salary. Is there anything I have to worry about or look into further before entertaining any thoughts of accepting this offer?
My main concern is if they have simply exploited some loophole in the system or if it is in fact tax fraud and what follow up questions do I need to ask them to ensure that I am not getting myself into trouble.
I had a discussion with the local proxy (my point of contact with the Swedish company) and raised the obvious tax concerns with regards to the unusual salary breakdown.
What I was informed is as follows:
I will be recruited by the Swedish company at a salary of around 20000 krona (15000 krona after taxes).
The owner of the Swedish company is an investor of the local proxy (which is a startup) and will provide the local proxy with funds on a monthly basis. (These funds are not specific to me and has taxes accounted for)
A part of this investment will then be deposited by the local proxy on a monthly basis to my local bank account making up the remaining 16000 krona of my 'salary'. (again, any local taxes will be accounted for)
How would you guys evaluate this?