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Sweden

Open a company in Sweden

Why open a company in Sweden?

With a stable economy that is strongly oriented towards foreign trade, it is a natural choice for international investors seeking new territorial markets. Sweden is also firmly committed to the welfare state and the high tax rates that are needed to fund it, so it is essential to take professional advice on tax planning and related issues.

What are the main types of Company Formation Sweden?

  • Aktiebolag (AB): private limited company
  • Publikt aktiebolag (AB publ): public limited company
  • Branch office of a foreign company

What are the main features of a private limited company (AB)?

  • Board may consist of just one member, plus a deputy
  • The minimum share capital of SEK 50.000 (€5.382)
  • Owner’s liability is limited to assets of the company

What are the main features of a public limited company (AB publ)?

  • Standard format for large companies
  • Minimum share capital of SEK 500.000 (€53.568)
  • Board of directors to have at least three members
  • Managing director and 50% of board must be resident in EEA

What are the reporting requirements for limited companies?

Irrespective of size and whether it is private or public, a limited company has to file annual accounts with the Patent and Registration Office. In addition, the annual report has to be audited.

What are the main features of a branch office?

A foreign company willing to open a company in Sweden can set up a branch office. The branch must have a managing director who should be resident in an EEA country. The Swedish branch of a foreign company is taxed on its profits as if it were a Swedish limited company, but losses may be tax-deductible in the foreign company’s jurisdiction. All branches are required to file annual accounts and are subject to audit.

Company Incorporation Sweden

How easy is it to recruit staff in Sweden?

Sweden has the best-educated workforce in the world after the US and Canada. Unemployment has been rising in recent years and there should be no shortage of applicants for jobs. Recruitment agencies abound in Sweden.

What is the Swedish Company Registration regulatory environment like?

There are few regulations governing foreign ownership or business operations. Profits can be freely remitted abroad. The labor market is highly regulated and subject to laws on employee contracts, the working environment and corporate decision-making. It is essential to take legal advice before offering or entering into any kind of employment contract.

Swedish Company Registration

Are there financial incentives available for those considering Company Formation Sweden?

There are no general incentives for foreign companies wishing to open a company in Sweden. However, interest-free loans may be available for investment in regional development zones. There are specific tax breaks for foreign companies that need to recruit specialist personnel from abroad, such as technical experts, researchers and top managers.

How can I obtain more information about opening a company in Sweden?

Please contact us if you have questions and/or want to receive more information on opening a company in Sweden.

How much does it cost to open a company in Sweden?

The value is € 5.810 and the services included in this amount are: Sweden, bank account opening and VAT registration.

Mandatory virtual office for 12 months and telephone number in Sweden at a cost of € 8,510

What is the corporate tax rate in Sweden?

The corporate tax rate is 26.3% on profits.

Support

The benefits of having your own company are virtually unlimited. Opening and managing a company with Europa Expert’s orientation is even simpler and easier. We provide all the needed support to open and manage your company in Sweden.

Services we provide
Consulting for new companies (company’s name, website, etc.)
Initial registration
Corporate documents
Bank account in Swedish bank
Business Address and Mailbox in Sweden
Fiscal registration (VAT)
Accountancy (according to Swedish Law)
Annual tax declaration
Virtual Office in Sweden

Sweden

Open a company in Sweden

Why open a company in Sweden?

With a stable economy that is strongly oriented towards foreign trade, it is a natural choice for international investors seeking new territorial markets. Sweden is also firmly committed to the welfare state and the high tax rates that are needed to fund it, so it is essential to take professional advice on tax planning and related issues.

What are the main types of Company Formation Sweden?

  • Aktiebolag (AB): private limited company
  • Publikt aktiebolag (AB publ): public limited company
  • Branch office of a foreign company

What are the main features of a private limited company (AB)?

  • Board may consist of just one member, plus a deputy
  • The minimum share capital of SEK 50.000 (€5.382)
  • Owner’s liability is limited to assets of the company

What are the main features of a public limited company (AB publ)?

  • Standard format for large companies
  • Minimum share capital of SEK 500.000 (€53.568)
  • Board of directors to have at least three members
  • Managing director and 50% of board must be resident in EEA

What are the reporting requirements for limited companies?

Irrespective of size and whether it is private or public, a limited company has to file annual accounts with the Patent and Registration Office. In addition, the annual report has to be audited.

What are the main features of a branch office?

A foreign company willing to open a company in Sweden can set up a branch office. The branch must have a managing director who should be resident in an EEA country. The Swedish branch of a foreign company is taxed on its profits as if it were a Swedish limited company, but losses may be tax-deductible in the foreign company’s jurisdiction. All branches are required to file annual accounts and are subject to audit.

Company Incorporation Sweden

How easy is it to recruit staff in Sweden?

Sweden has the best-educated workforce in the world after the US and Canada. Unemployment has been rising in recent years and there should be no shortage of applicants for jobs. Recruitment agencies abound in Sweden.

What is the Swedish Company Registration regulatory environment like?

There are few regulations governing foreign ownership or business operations. Profits can be freely remitted abroad. The labor market is highly regulated and subject to laws on employee contracts, the working environment and corporate decision-making. It is essential to take legal advice before offering or entering into any kind of employment contract.

Swedish Company Registration

Are there financial incentives available for those considering Company Formation Sweden?

There are no general incentives for foreign companies wishing to open a company in Sweden. However, interest-free loans may be available for investment in regional development zones. There are specific tax breaks for foreign companies that need to recruit specialist personnel from abroad, such as technical experts, researchers and top managers.

How can I obtain more information about opening a company in Sweden?

Please contact us if you have questions and/or want to receive more information on opening a company in Sweden.

How much does it cost to open a company in Sweden?

The value is € 5.810 and the services included in this amount are: business start-up in Sweden, bank account opening and VAT registration.Mandatory virtual office for 12 months and telephone number in Sweden at the cost of € 8,510

What is the corporate tax rate in Sweden?

The corporate tax rate is 26.3% on profits.

Support

The benefits of having your own company are virtually unlimited. Opening and managing a company with Europa Expert’s orientation is even simpler and easier. We provide all the needed support to open and manage your company in Sweden.

Services we provide
Consulting for new companies (company’s name, website, etc.)
Initial registration
Corporate documents
Bank account in Swedish bank
Business Address and Mailbox in Sweden
Fiscal registration (VAT)
Accountancy (according to Swedish Law)
Annual tax declaration
Virtual Office in Sweden

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 FAX: 305 675-8584
 409 NW 10th Terrace
 Hallandale Beach, FL 33009 

 IN BRAZIL: +55 11 4063-6052 

 FAX: 11 3957-1612

 Rua Maestro Cardim, 354 – Cjs 91 e 92 

 Bela Vista – São Paulo/SP

 01323-000 – Brazil 

 IN EUROPE: +44 020 8144-5686 

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