Registering a business for tax purposes in Sweden differs depending on what kind of business you have and how it is organized. Some foreign companies who are not established in Sweden must also register.
Changes in social security contributions from 1 July
Abolished special payroll tax for individuals over the age of 65
The special payroll tax for individuals over the age of 65 was removed 1 July 2019. This means that employers no longer need to pay social security contributions for employees born 1937 or earlier, and only need to pay retirement pension contributions for employees born between 1938 and 1953.
Lowered employer’s contributions for young people
For young people who have turned 15 but not 18 at the beginning of the year, employer’s contributions are reduced from 31.42 per cent to 10.21 per cent (retirement pension contribution) on incomes up to SEK 25,000 per month. The lower contribution is valid for incomes paid out after 1 August 2019 (but which can have been earned earlier, for example in July). For 2019, the rules apply to individuals born between 2001 and 2003.
Registering a business for tax purposes differs depending on if you are currently operating a business abroad that you want to establish in Sweden, or if you are starting a new business in Sweden.
As of 2019, new rules apply to anyone submitting a PAYE tax return. The new rules are known as PAYE tax return per employee. They entail that you have to report payments and tax deductions for each payee each month. You must report this in the new PAYE Tax Return service.
If your company in Sweden hires another company abroad for work assignments in Sweden, your company might need to do a tax deduction on the paid compensation. Learn more about the changed tax regulations in Sweden and how they might affect you. The first film is an introduction to the second film which contains more detailed information.