Tax on payments received in support of education/living expenses
I was working with a US company in Asia. They provided me with sabbatical for higher studies and agreed to sponsor my education and living expenses due to my exceptional performance during the last years. The total amount of 300k SEK was the total budget set by the company for 2 years. Every month I was able to withdraw an amount within a certain range and it was transferred from companies account directly to my student account. The payments that I received in my bank showed the sender as the company name or sometimes as Veem. The amounts used to vary between 12k to 14k Krones per month and the total did not exceed 300k Krones for the two years. According to Swedish law, I need to confirm that if I am getting sponsored for my education / living expenses, do I need to pay tax on that? Also, will that letter / contract from the company stating this would be accepted by the bank ?