Kamprad, 89, left Sweden in 1973 to avoid paying the country's high income and corporate tax rates, which have now been curbed by some center-right governments in Sweden, who abolished the wealth tax, and made cuts to income tax and welfare.
Initially, Kamprad moved to neighboring Denmark, then settled in Switzerland in 1976. In 2013, he announced he was moving back to Sweden after the death of his wife Margaretha in 2011.
"I'm moving back to Sweden to be closer to my family and old friends," stated Kamprad.
"Since my dear wife Margareta died about one and a half years ago, there is less and less keeping me in Switzerland."
His spokesman confirmed that as a result of the move, Kamprad would again pay tax in Sweden on his income, but that the move would not entail any more taxes.
Ingvar Kamprad starts paying tax.
Last month IKEA, which is owned by a foundation based in Luxembourg, announced record annual sales of 31.9 billion euros, an 11 percent increase on the previous year. Kamprad, who retired from the management of the IKEA group in 1986, is senior advisor on the supervisory board of Ingka Holding, Ikea's parent company.
Kamprad's fortune is estimated by Forbes at $3.4 billion, putting him 497 in its 2015 list of billionaires. He founded IKEA in 1943, initially as a mail-order business selling pencils, postcards and other merchandise. The company began producing furniture in the 1950s, when Kamprad introduced the concept of flat-pack manufacturing.