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Global PEO and Payroll in Sweden

Getting your business up-and-running in Sweden can be challenging, especially if you do not speak the native language. Establishing your own business entity in Sweden is an option to be considered as you expand abroad. But before you invest valuable resources in setting up business in Sweden, you should be fully aware of the risks involved.

Acumen’s Global PEO and Payroll solution was designed especially for companies like yours, to smooth the way for quick, easy and risk-free business operations in Sweden, without having to establish a legal business entity.

Acumen International – Your Professional Employer Organization in Sweden

Navigating the Swedish legal system and adhering to regulations governing employment and taxation can be challenging for businesses, especially if you are not a native Swedish speaker. Partnering with Acumen International as a global Professional Employer organization (PEO) provides you with the local knowledge and support you need to conduct business in Sweden without concern for legal and compliance risks.

Whether you represent international client companies or you are taking your own business operations abroad, Acumen International’s Global PEO and payroll service allows you to hire and payroll local and expat employees in Sweden. With Acumen in your corner, you can quickly and easily onboard and compensate your employees without risk of legal repercussions.

International Global Payroll and Taxation in Sweden

Employment related taxes

Non-residents. Non-residents working in Sweden for a Swedish employer or a foreign employer with a permanent establishment (PE) in Sweden are taxed a flat rate of 25% at source. The same rate applies when a pension is paid by a Swedish source to a person not tax-resident in Sweden.

Non-residents working in Sweden for a non-Swedish employer without a PE in Sweden are not taxed in Sweden, provided that the individual does not spend more than 183 days in Sweden in a 12-month period.

Nontaxable payments. Typical tax-free benefits include the following items:

  • Reimbursed moving expenses
  • Moving expenses, including transportation of the employee and their family, when the move is induced by a change in the place of employment
  • Group life assurance plan. Normal contributions to a group life assurance plan.

Social security contributions. Employers pay Swedish employer social security contributions on compensation paid to employees who are covered by the Swedish social security system.

Non-payroll taxes in Sweden

The Swedish VAT system is harmonised with the European Union (EU) rules. The general VAT is chargeable on most goods and services.

VAT returns are filed and tax is paid monthly or quarterly.

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How Acumen’s International PEO and Payroll Service can Benefit Your Business in Sweden

Compensating your local and expat workforce in Sweden and closely adhering to Swedish taxation requirements can divert your attention and resources from activities that help your business grow. A reliable global employment solution like Acumen’s Global PEO and Payroll service can take a substantial burden off your shoulders so you can focus on running your company.

Outsourcing the administrative and compliance tasks involved in employee payroll is one approach, but we have a better solution. Acumen International offers a global PEO and payroll solution that goes beyond outsourcing. We hire and compensate your global workforce on your behalf, and take care of all the details of payroll while ensuring full compliance with Swedish labor and taxation laws.

It is important to note that Acumen does not provide international global payroll services as a standalone solution, but only as a part of our global PEO and Payroll solution.

Our comprehensive global PEO and payroll services are just some of the benefits of partnering with Acumen International. We make it easy for you to achieve your business goals in Sweden by officially employing and compensating your best selected global talent – both locals and expats – without concerns for legal and compliance risks faced by global employers.

Disclaimer: Any of the above information is subject to changes imposed by Swedish laws. To get the latest updates on taxation in Sweden and in 190 countries worldwide, contact Acumen’s team of global employment experts.

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