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Sweden has the most progressive economy for a highly developed export-oriented economy, contributed by timber, iron ore, and hydropower. They hold the 8th rank out of 45 in Europe for economic growth. The country followed a global pattern for the development of its economic statistics.

Major economic hubs:

Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö

Skills in demand :

Construction, Engineering, Healthcare Specialists, IT Specialists

Public and Provincial Holidays

Employee Leaves


Resident Tax Information

All resident individuals of Sweden are taxed on their worldwide income, while non-resident individuals are taxed on their Swedish-sourced income.

Income tax slabs for Swedish residents are —

Non-resident individuals with a permanent establishment are taxed at 25% on their worldwide income.

The Swedish government has an exception for employees who work in Sweden and don't meet the requirements of being there more than thirty days per calendar year.

Employers must deduct relevant income taxes as a part of the payroll process

Social Security

Swedish social security provides an excellent benefit package to Swedish residents and non-residents.

Swedish social security contributions are compulsory for employees and employers in Sweden.

Statutory Benefits

Statutory benefits are all mandatory benefits employers must offer their employees residing in Sweden. The statutory benefits include —

Employers must ensure they deduct necessary social security contributions from an employee’s paycheck as a part of their payroll process. The Swedish laws make social security contributions mandatory.

An employer must offer all leaves laid down by the Swedish employment legislation with necessary compensation.

The standard working hours in Sweden are forty hours a day, spanning over five days a week.

The law requires employers to pay their employees for working additional hours or on public holidays, even if it is not specified in the contract. Collective bargaining agreements may also mandate this type of compensation, so make sure you're aware before hand.

The maximum amount of overtime an employee can work in Sweden is 200 hours per year (over four months). However, employees who hold a managerial role do not receive any pay for extra shifts.

Fringe Benefits

  • Meal vouchers
  • Commuting expenses
  • Business trips
  • 13th-month pay
  • Training and  development
  • Flexible work  hours
  • Training and  development
  • Additional paid
 time off
  • Office equipment which  includes laptops/desktops  or mobile phones

Exempt Benefits

Certain employee benefits are exempt from taxation in Sweden, which includes

Expenses incurred when employed as per the employment agreement are exempt,

which include

  • Automobile expenses
  • Travel expenses
  • Business expenses
  • Training and education expense
  • Tools of trade

Commuting expenses paid by the employer based on public transportation or a company vehicle/private vehicle

Social security contributions (applicable toward EU/EEA only)

Pension contributions

Interest expenses

Long-term Incentives

Long-term incentives are a great way to keep your valuable employees happy and motivated. They can include stock options for key executives or senior staff, which gives them even more reason not only work with you but also recommend others on the team who might be interested.

However, certain long-term incentives are commonly offered to other employees of the organization, especially in Sweden —

  • Private health insurance cover
  • Dental covers
  • Performance-based incentives and bonuses
  • Employer-sponsored pension plans

Termination/Severance in Sweden

Termination Process

A‍ notice may or may not be given when terminating an employee in Sweden. However, employers must have a clear and justifiable basis for making the decision.

Notice Period

The Notice Period in Sweden will be up to 6 months.

Severance Pay

There are no provisions regarding severance pay in Sweden. However, employees may receive severance pay if it is indicated in their employment agreement with their employers upon onboarding.

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