The Website of the Swedish tax authority, Skatteverket.

Screenshot of Skatteverket's web site

skatteverket.se February 2012

Skatteverket’s website provides information and details about the tax authorities services and their rules and regulations. It also has a number of online services, including the submission of tax returns and VAT declarations. The website was originally launched in 1996 and underwent it’s last significant redesign during autumn/winter 2009/10.

Rating breakdown

The Tax authority’s website received a very similar rating to their fellow public sector website, the Police Service. As with polisen.se, Skatteverket scored very highly for usability. It dropped points particularly for SEO and received a lower rating over all in part due to its average score for web tech.

Spider chart showing the breakdown of the rating

Spider graph showing the breakdown of Skatteverket's rating

Skatteverket, just like Polisen, doesn’t have Gzip compression enabled. This is surprising, especially considering that the web content is overwhelmingly text based.

There are only a small number of videos on skatteverket’s website, but only korvgubben goes bananas (a promotional video for the importance of receipts) has been produced with closed captions (Swedish and English). Unfortunately, a transcript of the video isn’t available. As all other videos lack subtitles and transcripts, Skatteverket failed to score for these points.

Although not part of the scoring for The Beantin Index, credit must be given to Skatteverket for the way that the site has incrementally been improved over the years. Even the major redesigns the site has gone though were relatively minor in comparison to the norm.

Rated using Beantin Index V1.0.

Skatteverket, reviewed by James on 2012-02-27T08:47:07+00:00 rating 6.6 out of 10

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