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Running a business


There is extensive support available for setting up a business in Sweden. Verksamt.se is a comprehensive government agency portal for anyone who is considering starting, in the process of starting or currently running and developing a company in Sweden.


About Verksamt

On Verksamt.se the Swedish Tax Agency, Swedish Companies Registration Office, the Swedish Public Employment Service and the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth have worked together to gather information and e-services that aid and facilitate the running and starting of companies. 

About Verksamt on Verksamt´s website


I am considering starting a business in Sweden. What do I have to bear in mind?
This section tells you more about some of the requirements you must meet before starting your business in Sweden.

Information aimed at those considering starting a business in Sweden, on Verksamt´s website


I have decided to start a business. Use our step-by-step-guides to get started.

Step by step guides and resources for starting a business in Sweden, on Verksamt´s website


I am running a business. What's the best way for me to do it? Everyone who runs a business activity can apply for an approval for F-tax. This signifies that you are an entrepreneur who is responsible for paying your own taxes.

Information about running a company in Sweden, on Verksamt´s website

Employing staff

On becoming an employer you must register with the Swedish Tax Agency. You are required to report and pay employer contributions and deduct income tax for your employees.

Information on requirements for employing staff in Sweden, on Verksamt´s website

Professional qualifications

Your Europe

The European Union website Your Europe provides information on recognition of  professional qualifications throughout the EU. 

Professional qualifications on Your Europe`s website

The Swedish Council for Higher Education (UHR)

The Swedish Council for Higher Education (UHR) evaluates foreign qualifications in order to provide support for people looking for work in Sweden, people who wish to continue studying, or for employers who wish to employ someone with foreign qualifications.

Recognition of foreign qualifications on UHR's website

The Swedish Tax Agency

Electronic staff registers on construction sites

Electronic staff registers are a mandatory requirement for all construction sites in Sweden. The staff register must list all people working at a building site and when they enter or exit the site.

Electronic staff registers on the Swedish Tax Agency´s website
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