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Here you will find information and links to various authorities' specific pages concerning the coronavirus.

On this page you will find information about:

  1. Extended time for financial support when you start up a new business
  2. The CEO can sign the comany´s income tax return
  3. Shareholders' meetings
  4. Temporarily changed rules for driving and rest periods in the transport industry
  5. Planning aid for staffing shortages and the supply of goods and services
  6. Collected information

Extended time for financial support when you start up a new business

The Government has decided that the Swedish Public Employment Service's Support for starting a new business should be extended from 6 months to 12 months to help you when you're starting a new business. The extended time will apply from 1 May to 31 December 2020. 

Extended time for financial support when you start a new business at the Swedish Public Employment Agency (in Swedish)

The CEO can sign the company's income tax return

To make it easier for companies that have had difficult to declare taxes due to the coronavirus the Swedish Tax Agency allows that a CEO of a limited company is authorized to sign the company's income tax return and also to appoint a declaration representative for the company.

The CEO can sign the company's income tax return at the Swedish Tax Agency (in Swedish)

Shareholders' meetings

Due to the risk of being infected by the coronavirus, the Swedish Companies Registration Office (Bolagsverket) receive many questions about holding shareholders' meetings and general meetings of associations during these times.

Questions and answers about holding shareholders' meetings due to the coronavirus

On 3 April 2020, the Riksdag passed a new temporary law to facilitate the holding of corporate and association meetings during the ongoing virus outbreak. The new laws will apply from 15 April 2020 and expires on 31 December 2020.

Temporary law at the Swedish Companies Registration Office (in Swedish)

The government proposes further measures to facilitate the implementation of corporate and association meetings during the ongoing virus outbreak. The proposals mean that a shareholder's meeting can be held entirely without physical presence, either digitally in combination with postal voting, or by the shareholders or members only participating by postal vote. The new rules are proposed to take effect on 1 June, 2020

What the proposals mean at the Government (in Swedish)

Planning aid for staffing shortages and the supply of goods and services

The Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (Myndigheten för samhällsskydd och beredskap, MSB) have developed an aid for government agencies and companies to help them identify which activities must be maintained and which are of a lower priority.

Planning aid for staffing shortages and the supply of goods and services at the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency

More information

Read more about the coronavirus, for example, how to protect your employees from infection, and answers to frequently asked questions.

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