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Guide for Artists

About social security, taxes and business matters for professional artists.

Helena Shutrick

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Konstnärsguiden is aimed at professional artists who often work as freelancers. It provides answers to questions about social security and related taxes as well as business matters and tax returns.

As a freelancer, you can have temporary jobs and declare your salary as earned income or you can freelance through your own company. For example, you might have a sole trader company or have started a limited liability company where only you are employed.

Many artists earn income from both employment and their own business. In many cases, it is the client who decides in what form they want to hire you for an assignment. People with mixed income sources are usually referred to as hybrid entrepreneurs.

The Swedish Arts Grants Committee is tasked by the government to monitor and analyse artists’ economic and social conditions as well as the conditions for artistic creation. We also inform about the rules that apply to you as a professional artist. In this guide, we have gathered information about social security, taxes and business matters among other things.

Konstnärsguiden

Konstnärsguiden gives you information about social security, taxes and business matters.

Starting and running different types of businesses

Information about various structures for business ownership and collaboration, as well as closing down a company or an association.

ALL INFORMATION ON DIFFERENT BUSINESS STRUCTURES

Pensions

Information about pensions for professional artists.

ALL INFORMATION ABOUT PENSIONS

Taxes and tax returns

Information about taxes and tax returns as well as the Swedish social security system.

ALL INFORMATION ABOUT TAXES AND TAX RETURNS

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