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State Service to Collect Membership Fees via the Tax System

Since 1 January 2000, it is possible for all officially registered and acknowledged faith communities to have their membership fees levied by the state via the tax system. This service is free for the Church of Sweden as part of the disestablishment agreement between state and church. Other faith communities have to pay for it, but receive, on the other hand, a general financial state support which is not offered to the Church of Sweden (see section above).
In 2019, the following 14 faith communities collected their membership fees through the tax system: Bosnian Islamic community, Equmenia Church, Hungarian Protestant Community in Sweden, Inter Act (Evangeliska Frikyrkan), Islamic Culture Center Union, Islamic Shia Denominations, Pentecostal parishes in cooperation, Representative of Syrian-Orthodox Patriarch in Sweden, Roman Catholic Church, Salvation Army, Swedish Alliance Mission, Swedish Muslim Covenant, Syrian Orthodox Archdiocese of Sweden and Scandinavia, United Islamic Associations in Sweden.

D 4 March 2021    APer Pettersson

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