You declare the income from your sole trader business in the NE annex, which you file together with your income tax return. You must also file an annual report and a VAT return. A sole trader is also referred to as a sole proprietor.
At the end of each tax year, you must prepare annual accounts. These accounts form the basis of your income tax return. You can prepare your accounts:
Whichever method you choose, you must sign your annual accounts and save them for at least seven years. You do not need to send your accounts to the Swedish Tax Agency.
When you log in to the tax return e-service, many of the details are already pre-filled.
How to fill in the NE annexe using the e-service:
» How to fill in the NE annexe directly in the e-service
» Instruktion för hur du fyller i NE-bilagan direkt i e-tjänsten
» How to import your NE annexe (SRU file)
» Instruktion för hur du importerar din NE-bilaga (SRU-fil)
» What to do if only the NE annexe has been submitted via file transfer
» Instruktion när endast NE-bilagan har lämnats in via filöverföring
If you do not have a Swedish e-identification, you can submit your NE annexe on paper.
Your tax return must be filed by 3 May at the latest.
If you are registered to report VAT once a year, you must file your VAT return no later than 12 May. The easiest way to do this is by using our e-service for reporting VAT and employer contributions.
If you need to report trade in goods and services with other EU countries, you must file your VAT return no later than 26 February.
If you have no income or expense to declare for your sole trader business, and the company also has no assets or liabilities, you can remove the NE annex that the Tax Agency has created for you.
You must still file a VAT return, but it is sufficient just to enter 0 in box 49 and submit the return to the Swedish Tax Agency.
If you will not have any business operations next year, you must also deregister your company for VAT and F-tax. You can still keep the company name and registration with the Swedish Companies Registration Office.More information about starting, running and deregistering a business (information in Swedish):
Your accountancy firm can file your tax return entirely online. The firm will complete your tax return and file it via our e-service. You can then log in to “My pages” (“Mina sidor”) on the Swedish Tax Agency website to approve the return.
If you file your tax return using our e-service, you can import your result from the NE annexe directly into the e-service. The e-service imports the result submitted to the Swedish Tax Agency by your accountancy firm, either via file transfer or on paper.