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Does everyone on the construction site have to carry ID06-cards?

According to Swedish law, all construction sites in Sweden must have electronic attendance recorders that register entries and exits. The Swedish tax authority has a legal right to request information about attendance records that show who has been present on the construction site in question, as well as do unannounced visits at construction sites to verify that no undeclared labourers have been working on the site.

Read more about ID06 and where to order ID06-cards

How do I register and establish a foreign business in Sweden?

Registering a business for tax purposes in Sweden differs depending on if you are currently operating a business abroad that you want to establish in Sweden, or if you are establishing a new business in Sweden. For certain foreign companies who are not established in Sweden but sell goods to Swedish consumers or e-services within the EU, special rules apply.

Read more on the Swedish tax authority’s website

Does my company have to pay taxes in Sweden?

If a foreign enterprise is liable to pay income tax in Sweden is determined by whether the company has a permanent establishment in Sweden or not. If the enterprise has a permanent establishment in Sweden it is to be taxed for business income.

Read more on the Swedish tax authority’s website

What work environment regulations are there in Sweden?

In the Swedish Work Environment Act there are general regulations which apply to the work environment. Another important act, the Working Hours Act, describes how much you may work per day and to which extent you have the right to take breaks and recesses at work.

The aim of the Work Environment Act is to prevent ill health and accidents at work and to create a good work environment. It states, for example, that the employer has the responsibility to make sure that the work environment is good and should lead the work towards a better work environment.

Read more about the Swedish Work Environment Act here