The minister of finance and entrepreneurs

24 March, 2017 2 av StormskärsAnna

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In the autumn of 2016 I told myself from a firmly stable managerial service at a large international company. I had an assignment in progress, but it had conditions regarding my notice period at the workplace. If I didn’t get away in time, they might have to choose another consultant. At the same time, it was almost impossible to talk to my boss that I wanted to quit earlier, before I even had a mission.

Despite the initial risk of losing everything, I still saw that it was worth it. I felt it was the right way to go in my career.

3:12 rules
As an entrepreneur, it is in my interest to follow what is happening in politics and right now the 3:12 rules are in the call. Minister of Finance Magdalena Andersson wrote a debate article in Dagens Industri on March 22, where, together with Per Bodlund, she believes that they have now listened to all Sweden’s small business owners and realized the importance of them.

“It is particularly important that entrepreneurs have good, long-term and clear conditions. They take risks creating social benefits, and the tax system encourages this.”

Yes, but it sounds great. They have understood thinking. Overall, the whole article of debate wants to make the appearance of safeguarding Sweden’s small business. Until you get to the next section. It is a difference between small business owners and small business owners. They write on:

“But everyone who uses the rules does not take the same risk. Anyone who bills one or a few clients instead of taking employment is not necessarily comparable to the one who with their own or borrowed money builds up a small company.”

It’s me they talk about. Me and my other freelance colleagues. All of us as freelancers as consultants, journalists, psychologists or simply selling services. It is true, I have not had to take any loan for this. I have my office at home when I am not with the customer. But does that mean that I have not taken any risk?

The social safety net as a self-employed person is in principle equal to zero. If I get sick, I have no employer who pays for me for two weeks. I get to do it myself while I have no invoicing.
If I do not get an assignment, I can not get into the A-box and hope for some compensation. I simply get rid of tucked away money in the company or put it down.
At the bank I am seen as paria. It doesn’t matter that I have a fixed assignment. I will always be a high-risk customer.
There is no LAS as a self-employed person. If I am not interested in the labor market, I go out and there are no employers who must keep me thanks to long and faithful service.
So Magdalena Andersson, do not talk about the fact that we do not take any risks. You obviously don’t know anything about that.

As a icing on the cake, she concludes the proposal to increase capital gains taxation from 20% to 25% (DI 170323). Not for everyone of course. Not for all small savers in listed companies. Those who do not take any risk. Not for the big stockholders and the large owner families either. They may also maintain the lower tax rate. The increase only applies to us small. Because we are small and possibly beneficial to those who have employment.

Stand for not appreciating the small business collective. Do not disguise your true opinions in beautiful words about the importance of entrepreneurs, when your actions go across.

Anna Isaksson