Registering a business for tax purposes in Sweden 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. For certain foreign companies who are not established in Sweden but sell goods to Swedish consumers or e-services within the EU, special rules apply.
You can now submit your income statements via a new e-service, which uses the XML format for secure file transfer. Filing via USB and CD will no longer be possible. Income statements for income year 2015 should be submitted no later than January 31, 2016.
You need to register your foreign business in Sweden for taxation, including registering a Swedish branch or subsidiary of a foreign company. You need to register if you are liable for any Swedish taxes; including income tax or VAT.
You can register a Swedish business as a sole trader resident in Sweden (self-employed) or register a new Swedish legal person for taxation.
"Starting a business in Sweden part 1-3” are three individual online seminars, free of charge. The seminars provide you with basic information that you need to know about taxes and fees and how to report and pay them. Learn how to register your business, how to manage incomes and costs, how to use Skatteverket’s online services and how to submit returns. The seminars are broadcasted live, so you will have the opportunity to ask questions in our live chat. All business forms are welcome to join, but focus will be on tax rules for Limited companies and Sole traders. You do not need to follow the seminars in an order, but it is advisable to start with part 1 if you are less experienced in running a business.
If your circumstances have or will change, you have to change your registration information and preliminary tax debiting. It is best to make such changes as soon as possible, to ensure the correct taxation.
If you are selling goods directly to Swedish consumers from abroad within the EU, the VAT rules may require you to register and pay Swedish VAT on such sales.
Such companies may need to submit annual income statements (Swedish abbreviation KU) to the Swedish Tax Agency.
Non-EU businesses who sell E-services are free to register at a single national tax agency within the EU, for example with the Swedish Tax Agency. We will then be that business’s one stop shop for registering, declaring and paying such VAT.