Share capital requirement now SEK 25,000

On 28 November 2019, the Swedish Parliament decided to reduce the minimum permitted share capital in private limited companies to SEK 25,000 , effective as of 1 January 2020.

Setting up a limited company with SEK 25,000

In order to register a limited company with a share capital of SEK 25,000 , the company must have been set up (founded) at the earliest on 1 January 2020. If set up before 1 January 2020, the old rules on share capital apply, i.e. a minimum share capital requirement of SEK 50,000.

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More people to choose limited company

The idea behind reducing the share capital requirement is to make the limited company structure more accessible to those wanting to set up a company. It promotes entrepreneurship, especially within the less capital-intensive service sector. It also retains a certain barrier against frivolous and insincere entrepreneurship. Furthermore, the aim is for Sweden to follow other EU countries in terms of the size of the share capital required.

Existing limited companies may reduce their share capital to SEK 25,000

As of 1 January 2020, existing limited companies may reduce their share capital to SEK 25,000 .