Using this service you can retrieve information about a company. The information can be used as supporting data for a procurement or when you intend to hire a company for jobs such as ROT (Repairs, Conversion, Extension) and RUT (Cleaning, Maintenance and Laundry) work. You can also use the service if you, for example, want information about a potential employer.
You can search for information on one company at a time. For state and municipal authorities, we also offer the E-transport service, where you can search for information about multiple companies at the same time.
You will then receive an e-mail with information about the company. If you make several requests, you will receive one e-mail per request.
Using the service, you can see if a company:
Those intending to hire a company or become employed can compare the Swedish Tax Agency's information with information obtained from the company or otherwise retrieved. This reduces the risk of hiring or being employed by an unscrupulous company. There are companies that perform undeclared work. Undeclared work means that salaries are paid without the employer paying taxes or social security contributions. It is a tax offence not to pay taxes and social security contributions.
You can advise the Swedish Tax Agency if you find that our company information is inconsistent with your information.
You should always check that the company is registered for F-tax when procuring services from a company. If the company is not registered for F-tax, you are required to deduct tax. You also have to pay social security contributions if the company is a natural person. If you hire a company that is not registered for F-tax, you must also submit an income statement for the disbursed remuneration to the Swedish Tax Agency, regardless of whether the company is a legal entity or a natural person.
Companies selling VAT-liable goods and services to private persons and companies in Sweden must be VAT-registered and charge VAT. As a customer, you may suffer detriment if the company is not registered for VAT but should be, and if the VAT is not stated on the invoice.
Those paying compensation for work in Sweden should usually be registered as an employer. Salary is an example of such compensation. A sole trader must be registered as an employer if the business owner pays a salary to someone other than themselves.
If you are going to be employed by a company that is not registered as an employer, you risk tax and social security contributions not being paid in correctly.
Each month, those paying compensation for work in Sweden should usually report and pay social security contributions. Salary is an example of such compensation. Social security contributions shall be reported and paid on remuneration that the company has paid to employees for work performed and on taxable benefits.
You can get three different results when receiving an answer regarding determined social security contributions. A sum may be presented, the social security contribution may be SEK 0, or there may be no information available on determined social security contributions.
You can calculate approximately how much a company pays out in salaries or other compensation per month before tax. The determined social security contribution times three gives an approximate indication of what the company has paid in remuneration.
The social security contribution is SEK 10,000 per month. The pre-tax salary will then be approximately SEK 30,000 for all employed staff. Compare this amount with the number of employees that the company has stated it has. Is the total salary sum enough for the number of employees?
One explanation as to why the social security contribution may be lower than you think is reasonable can be that the company hires labour from other companies. It is then the other companies that report the social security contributions to the Swedish Tax Agency. In that case you ask for the other companies’ corporate identity numbers and retrieve company information about them.
Sometimes the determined social security contribution is given as SEK 0. Companies registered as employers must submit an employer's declaration even if they have not paid any compensation, such as salaries. The company then submits the balance as SEK 0.
There may be several explanations as to why a company has not paid out any salary. Those who hire a company can ask the company if they have their own staff who can do the work.
One explanation as to why the social security contribution is SEK 0 can be that the company hires labour from other companies. It is then the other companies that report the social security contributions to the Swedish Tax Agency. In that case you ask for the other companies’ corporate identity numbers and retrieve company information about them.
Another explanation as to why the determined social security contribution is SEK 0 can be the legal form of the company. The company may be a sole trader or a partnership that has not paid compensation to its employees during the period in question.
A sole trader must only be registered as an employer if the business owner pays a salary to someone other than themselves.
Partners in a partnership are not employees.
If you get the result “Not available”, this means that no public information is available on determined social security contributions. You can then ask the company why this is so.
These three pieces of information are not considered public and therefore cannot be disclosed by the Swedish Tax Agency:
The Swedish Tax Agency determines the social security contributions. However, the information on determined social security contributions does not indicate whether the contributions are paid. The company can show you that it has paid by, for example, showing excerpts from its tax accounts.