According to 2a § of the Act on Financing of Radio and Television in the service of the public.
- You must pay the radio and TV fee even if you don´t watch SVT's channels.
- You must pay the radio and TV fee even if you are just using the TV to play games or watch movies.
- You must pay the radio and TV fee even it you are using the TV as a computer screen.
- You must pay the radio and TV fee even if you have bad reception.
A single radio and TV fee is payable for all receivers in one and the same household. The definition of a household includes a second home (holiday/weekend cottage), caravan or temporary accomodation elsewhere.
Students living away from home, registered as residents where they are studying, must pay a separate radio and TV fee.
Subtenants must also pay the radio and TV fee. If a TV receiver is included in the sublet, the person who has access to the TV receiver is required by law to register with Radiotjänst.