June 18, 2015 in News
Since the bankruptcy of SAAB Automobile AB the Swedish Tax Authorities claimed that Victor Muller had wrongfully avoided tax-payments in Sweden since he, according to their estimation was in fact an employee in Sweden, Victor Muller on the other hand claims the payments that he received he got in the role of a consultant. Along with Victor others from the executive board were placed with suspicion of making tax-control more difficult.
In 2013 Mr Muller payed the amount required of about 2 Million SEK to the tax-autorities in Sweden but at the same time filed an appeal in the matter. An appeal that has reached a higher level in the judicial system, which has now come to the final conclusion that Victor Muller was right. Ylva Börjesson from the Swedish Court of Appeals states to P4 West that: ” it is only natural that the chairman of the board in a company receives more obligations in the time of crisis, such as the situation was that SAAB Automobile AB found it self in “.
Victor Muller officially had the position of chairman of the board but had to take the temporary role of CEO when Jan Åke Jonsson stepped down, a position which was supposed to be temporary until a new CEO could be introduced. According to Tv4 NEWS, todays decision will greatly impair the investigation of Jan Åke Jonsson, Kristina Geers and others in the Executive board on complicating tax-control. Jan Åke Jonsson along with Kristina Geers and another member of the board were arrested in May 2013 on tax-evation but released 24 hours later.
The Swedish Tax Authorities will now have to issue a repayment of the total amount to Victor Muller. In a text message to P4 West Victor Muller says that he is very happy to have won.