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No starting capital is required for an economic association. You need to register the economic association with the Swedish Companies Registration Office (Bolagsverket). You also need to register your business with the Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket).
1) Register with the Swedish Companies Registration Office
Registration has to take place no later than six months after the decision was taken to form the association. Following registration, the association becomes a legal person and is provided with nationwide protection for its name. You can use our online service to apply for this permit.
2) Tax registration
Once the association is registered with the Swedish Companies Registration Office and has been allocated a corporate identity number, you can register the association with the Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket). You need to apply for F-tax and VAT registration as well as register as an employer (if you are going to have employees).
You can use our e-services or fill out our form when applying for F-tax.
3) Other permits
There might be other permits or registrations that you need to consider when starting your business.
In our service Find permits you can find permits by category or in our list from A to Ö. You can also find information on permits and registrations which are specific for a certain profession.
Responsible: Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth