Swedish Taxes and Retirement Benefits
A totalization agreement between Sweden and the U.S. improves Social Security protection for people who work or have worked in both countries and eliminates double coverage to avoid the payment of taxes to both systems.
You can access the totalization agreement online at the official website of the U.S. Social Security Administration:
> The totalization agreement with Sweden
If you live in the United States and wish to apply for Swedish pension or retirement benefits, visit or contact your nearest U.S. Social Security office:
> Social Security Office Locator
If you've already applied to collect Swedish pension or retirement benefits but have questions about payments or service, contact the the Swedish Pensions Agency in Sweden by email or at the address and number indicated in the box on the right.
> The Swedish Pensions Agency
The income tax treaty between Sweden and the U.S. is available at the website of:
> The Internal Revenue Service (PDF)