Sweden: Employers must notify tax authorities when hiring third-country nationals

Global Watch ()

Sweden has implemented the EU directive (2009/52/EC) on sanctions and measures against employers of illegally staying third-country nationals. The new rules require employers to notify the Swedish Tax Agency when hiring third-country nationals to work in Sweden as from August 1, 2013. A third-country national normally means an individual of a foreign country who is not a citizen of an EU country, EEA country or Switzerland. Additional sanctions are introduced for employers who hire foreign nationals that stay in Sweden without the proper permits.