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In Sweden, cash gifts are pretty much unheard of when it comes to driving licenses or doctors appointments. If it happens it would be someone buying a license despite failing the tests or buying a prescription for drugs despite not having the illness in question. Ie you do not pay for them doing their job, but for them to break the rules. And I would set the risk of getting reported for attempted bribe as higher then the chance of getting license/drugs.

On the other hand, cheating with taxes when it comes to contractors is fairly common, and one of the main arguments behind the maid deduction the current government introduced was to move black market cleaning to the white market.

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by A swedish kind of death on Sat May 15th, 2010 at 03:56:17 PM EST
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