Links are provided below to websites where further information in English can be found regarding business practice and accounting in Sweden.
Verksamt.se is a collaborative initiative between several Swedish government agencies.
At verksamt.se, the Swedish Companies Registration Office (Bolagsverket), the Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket) and the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth (Tillväxtverket) have gathered and structured information and services of value to people who are considering starting, are in the process of starting, are already running or who wish to develop or close a company in Sweden.
On the website of the Swedish Tax Agency, information is provided regarding taxes and registering a business for tax purposes. The Swedish Tax Agency also offers brochures with information about running a business in Sweden.
The Swedish Companies Registration Office registers companies and associations. It also files annual reports and makes them official/public. On its website, searches can be performed and business information can be purchased from the registers.
Most businesses in Sweden use the BAS accounting plan issued by BAS. Accounting plans and other account-related information are provided on BAS’ website.
FAR is the professional institute for authorised public accountants (“auktoriserade revisorer”), approved public accountants (“godkända revisorer”), and other highly qualified professionals in the accountancy sector in Sweden.
The Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority authorises, supervises and monitors all companies operating in Swedish financial markets.
The Swedish Inspectorate of Auditors (RI) handles matters relating to chartered accountants and chartered accounting firms. RI arranges exams and issues authorisations of auditors and registered audit firms.