Cooperation between agencies in Sweden
The Swedish website Verksamt.se is a collaboration of several government agencies, such as the Companies Registration Office and the Tax Agency. Verksamt offers structured information and services of the combined Swedish government.
Information for all phases of a company
The Swedish Point of Single Contact has information in different phases:
- Considering (Planning, business idea, types of business, being an entrepreneur)
- Starting (Business registration and tax, moving to Sweden)
- Running (Accounting, VAT, employing, business documents)
- Developing (Import and export, financing growth)
- Closing down (Deregistration, selling, bankruptcy)
- Services (Permits, regulated professions, find advisors)
The most popular services are highlighted on the homepage.
Together with the Swedish Data Protection Authority, Verksamt produced the GDPR guide, which covers the most important parts of the data protection regulation.
Need inspiration? Read the interviews with entrepreneurs who have started companies in Sweden.
Facts about Sweden
Most people think of winter when they hear of Sweden. But because of the warm Gulf Stream, the climate here can be much milder than you might expect. Spring, summer, fall and winter each have their own unique personalities. Sweden is filled with forests and open landscapes and one of the unique joys of living in Sweden is allemansrätten, or the Right of Public Access. It allows anyone to roam freely in the countryside, swim and travel by boat in someone else’s waters and pick mushrooms and berries in the forest. As long as the land is not cultivated, and as long as no damage is caused, this means that most of Sweden’s nature is yours to explore.
Key facts about Sweden
- Population: 10 million
- Land area: 407,000 km²
- Population density: 24.5 inhabitants/km²
- Capital: Stockholm
- Political system: Parliamentary democracy
- Main language: Swedish
- Currency: Swedish krona (SEK), 1 krona = 100 öre