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Understand the payroll requirements of Sweden

Increasingly, UK based payroll teams are expected to manage payroll production for other countries, often outsourcing to local experts, but the employer remains ultimately liable for any compliance issues.

The UK team may be required to provide a sign-off to the outsourced provider. Do you know what you are signing off or how to check the basic features of a payroll service in a country where you are not familiar with the rules?

Our course provides you with a comprehensive overview of Sweden's rules to enable you to compliantly manage your approach, the following is addressed on this course:

    • Tax Authority details
    • Income tax withholding obligations and rates
    • Basic tax calculation
    • Tax free items
    • Treatment of Benefits In Kind
    • Social Insurance calculation
    • Monthly and annual reporting requirements
    • Payroll relevant employment law covering working time, annual leave, sickness and parental leave
    • A look at relevant local websites

We provide a course manual as well as comprehensive local documentation, in English where available.


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Who will it benefit?

This course equips you with essential management knowledge to take a decision as to whether or not to outsource or have a local team running payroll in-house in Sweden.

What you'll achieve?

Delegates will gain an understanding of local payroll legislation and how to compliantly manage an in-house or outsourced payroll provider in Sweden.

Course Content

This course can be run in house making it suitable for attendance from an entire management team as well as payroll professionals - HR and Finance/Tax managers, giving all senior stakeholders an excellent grounding in what’s in store for the company with employees in Sweden or looking to expand their operations into Sweden.

Sweden's payroll and tax regulations

  • Registration of employer obligations
  • Difference in withholding obligations where a permanent establishment is created or not
  • Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket)
  • A-Tax withholding rules
  • Church, municipal and national taxes
  • E-ID cards
  • Use of tax tables
  • BIK and fixed scale rates
  • Tax free items
  • Expenses and subsistence rules
  • Starter process
  • PAYE returns – Arbetsgivardeklaration
  • Filing deadlines
  • Payment deadlines
  • Completing the return
  • Swedish Social Insurance Agency – Forsakringskassen
  • Rates and age related rules of calculation of social insurance
  • Penalty regime
  • Annual income statements
  • Form KU10
  • Special tax rules and expense rules for expatriates working in Sweden
  • Overview of employment law
  • Annual leave
  • Sick leave and pay
  • Material available in English

"When setting up a Shared Service Centre, The Learn Centre played a key role in our award winning Payroll Academy, delivering a blended learning experience combining both classroom based training and an e-learning solution. The course delivery, the training materials and overall learning experience was excellent."

Michael Stevenson
Payroll Manager at Queen's University Belfast

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