Business registration and tax

Last updated:2015-03-11

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.

  • Branches 

    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.

Responsible: Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth

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Companies in other EU/EEA countries

In general you will need the same permit whether you want to permanently establish your business or engage in temporary activities in Sweden. This includes notifications and registrations.

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