Business registration and tax
The following permits may be relevant for the activity that you are planning on starting up.
Permits marked with a form icon are included in the European services directive. You may apply for these permits electronically through this website.
Last updated: 2015-03-11
Registration of a branch with the Swedish Companies Registration Office (applies solely to foreign companies).
- Cash registers (notification)
If you sell goods or services for cash payment, you must have a certified cash register.
- Economic association/co-operative
The registration of an economic association with the Swedish Companies Registration Office.
- Freedom from bankruptcy certificate
If you are going to apply for a permit or submit a tender in a public procurement process, you may need a Freedom from bankruptcy certificate.
- F-tax and VAT registration (application)
If you wish to start a limited company, trading partnership, limited partnership or co-operative/economic association, you must register the activity with the...
- Limited company
Registration of a limited company with the Swedish Companies Registration Office.
- Sole trader
Registration as a sole trader with the Swedish Companies Registration Office.
- Trading partnerships
Registration of trading partnerships with the Swedish Companies Registration Office.
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