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All types of business enterprise, except for sole traders, have to be registered with the Swedish Companies Registration Office (Bolagsverket) before starting to operate. As a sole trader, you can choose to only register for tax with the Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket). Use our step-by-step-guides to get started.
As a sole trader (self-employed) you need to register your business with the Swedish Tax Agency. You can also register with the Swedish Companies Registration Office if you want to protect your company name, but this is not mandatory.
Sole trader step-by-step-guide
A limited company can be started by one or more natural persons or legal entities. When starting a limited company, you must have at least SEK 25,000 in share capital. You need to register your business with the Swedish Companies Registration Office and the Swedish Tax Agency.
Limited company step-by-step-guide
A trading partnership is an alternative if at least two natural persons or legal entities wish to start a business together. You need to register a trading partnership with the Swedish Companies Registration Office and the Swedish Tax Agency.
Moving to Sweden?
Foreign citizens wishing to start their own company in Sweden are subject to different rules depending on whether they are citizens of a EU/EEA country or citizens of a non-EU/EEA country.
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