For employers

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Here you will find information and references to what applies if you have employees and your business is affected by the coronavirus.

On this page you will find information about:

  1. Reduced employer contributions for young people
  2. Temporary exemption of fringe benefits tax for parking and gifts
  3. New rules for certain types of employment
  4. Urgent need for staff
  5. Laying of employees due to the corona pandemic

Reduced employer contributions for young people

The government has decided to temporarily reduce employer contributions for young people who have turned 18 but not 23 at the beginning of the year.

The new rules mean that you as an employer receive lower employer contributions for young people born in 1998-2002 during the year 2021. The Swedish Tax Agency automatically calculates the correct employer contributions when you submit the employer declaration. The law is temporary and applies from 1 January 2021 to 31 March 2023 and is used for compensation for work paid out after 31 December 2020.

Temporary exemption of fringe benefits tax for parking and gifts

The temporary exemption of fringe benefits tax for employees who have access to free parking at their workplace has been reintroduced and applies until 31 December 2021. This temporary tax exemption also applies to gifts to employees. The value of the gift may amount to SEK 2,000.

Exemtion for fringe benifits tax at the Swedish Tax Agency

New rules for certain types of employment

Extended maximum time for introductory jobs

Job-seekers can have an introduction employment for up to 36 months.The rule is valid to 31 December 2021.

New temporary rules for certain types of employment - Swedish Public Employment Agency (in Swedish)

Opportunity for 12 extra months with a new start job (nystartsjobb)

You who have an ongoing decision where the support period expires between 1 July and 31 December 2020, can apply for support for another 12 months.

Employ with support at the Swedish Public Employment Servicev (in Swedish)

Urgent need for staff

The Platsbanken at the Swedish Public Employment Service has a new page for advertisements for employers with an urgent need for staff: #jobbjustnu. You will also find information on quick interviews and how to conduct interviews.

Urgent need for staff at the Swedish Public Employment Service (in Swedish)

Laying off employees

The Swedish Employment Agency has more information for employers concerning short-time working allowance and laying off staff because of the coronavirus.

Lay off staff and short-time working allowance due to the coronavirus - Swedish Employment Agency (in Swedish)

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