by Marco Sandrini | in Instructions for grantees
Grants awarded for the purpose of scientific research are tax free up to a given limit. The Runar Bäckström foundation sends to the tax office a yearly report of the grants awarded during the previous year.
The grantees do not need to send their tax card to the Foundation, nor does the Foundation withhold any tax on the paid grants, even if the grant exceeds the tax free limit. It is the duty of the grantee to report the grant in their tax forms, and taxes are paid regarding the part that exceeds the tax free limit. The deducibility of other expenses, like pension contributions, professional literature and travel expenses should be checked with the tax office.