Sweden - Tax Guide for Freelance Contractors
Welcome to our guide to Swedish Taxation. You will find a wealth of information which will be useful if you plan to work in, or place consultants in, Sweden.
Our tax guides give a general overview of the actual taxation rates and rules at the time of writing. There are of course many ways to legally reduce tax or social security burdens in Sweden. Please contact us for more information or an actual breakdown of your situation, and to find out more about our range of payroll and contact management services in Sweden.
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Residents and non-residents working in Sweden are required to pay social security contributions on their gross salary in Sweden or in the country of their employer after an E101 has been issued.
Swedish employers withhold Swedish social security contributions for their employees working in Sweden (even on benefits in kind) and cover most of the social security contributions. The principal benefits covered are health, old age, unemployment and accident. Employees’ social charges, which are tax deductible, are limited to a pension insurance.
Social security rates for 2012:
- 31.42% for employers on gross earnings,
- 7.00% for employees for pension insurance premium.