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Apply for growth support (Växa-stödet)

Are you a sole trader, a trading partnership with no more than two owners or a limited company about to hire your first employee? If you meet the rules on growth support, you can have the employer's contribution reduced for up to 24 consecutive months for the first employee in your company.

With the support, you only pay old-age pension contribution (10.21 percent) on compensation up to SEK 25,000 per calendar month. For compensation over SEK 25,000, you pay the full employer's contribution (31.42 percent).

To qualify for growth subsidy, the remuneration for the first employee you hire in the trading partnership or limited company must have been paid after 31 March 2017. If you are a sole trader, the remuneration must have been paid after 31 March 2016. 

Growth Support (“växa-stöd”): special calculation of employer contributions at the Swedish Tax Agency

The requirements you need to meet 

To qualify for the growth subsidy, you need to meet the requirements that the employment must last at least three months and be for at least 20 hours a week. You could previously receive the subsidy for up to 12 months, but as of 1 August you can receive the subsidy for up to 24 months if the employee commenced employment after 28 February 2018. If you still have your employee, you can request a reassessment of the employer's contributions in order to benefit from the expanded subsidy.