What a shame! Here's how it works: When you sell a private home with a loss, you get to deduct 50 percent of the loss. This means that your deduction will be SEK 125,000 if your loss is SEK 250,000. You then receive a tax reduction of 30 percent of the deductible amount of SEK 125,000, ie SEK 37,500. Don't forget to deduct costs for, for example, brokerage fees, renovations or home styling. The Swedish Tax Agency can help you if you have further questions.

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