Let's take care of your administration

It doesn't matter if you are a sole trader or have a band in the form of a limited liability company. With over 20 years of experience, we can handle all your administration and logistics. During these years, we have made hundreds of thousands of transactions, payments, and contracts. Before the corona pandemic, our annual turnover was around 6,000,000 EURO, if we include both Sweden and Finland. In summary, our services include contracts, bookkeeping, invoicing, and paying salaries regardless of whether you have a company, employees, or not. We deduct VAT, taxes, fees and pay this to the Swedish Tax Agency, and then we deposit the salaries in each account. It applies to all lines of business, not just musicians and artists.

Let's take care of your administration

It doesn't matter if you are a sole trader or have a band in the form of a limited liability company. With over 20 years of experience, we can handle all your administration and logistics. During these years, we have made hundreds of thousands of transactions, payments, and contracts. Before the corona pandemic, our annual turnover was around 6,000,000 EURO, if we include both Sweden and Finland. In summary, our services include contracts, bookkeeping, invoicing, and paying salaries regardless of whether you have a company, employees, or not. We deduct VAT, taxes, fees and pay this to the Swedish Tax Agency, and then we deposit the salaries in each account. It applies to all lines of business, not just musicians and artists.



Something about our business


Let's take care of your administration.
TWA Salary is a subsidiary of TWA Production AB and has its trademark-protected logo. We operate with limited liability company in both Sweden and Finland and have worked with the administration for over 20 years. During these years, we have made hundreds of thousands of transactions and contracts. Before the corona pandemic, our annual turnover was around 6,000,000 EURO, including Sweden and Finland.

In addition to our extensive knowledge of payroll management in general, we specialize in artists. In addition to artists in Sweden, we have great international know-how as we have worked with artists from all corners of the globe. If you find your administration, invoicing, and payroll management complicated and burdensome, you should contact us. You can then focus more on your job and your free time.

It doesn't matter if you are a private individual, sole trader, or have a band in the form of a limited liability company. We have experience in handling administration and logistics. It applies to all lines of business, not just musicians and artists.



My name is Thomas Walter, CEO and founder of TWA in Sweden (1995) and TWA in Finland (2001). Within TWA, I am responsible for our customer contacts, and in that work, the focus is on understanding the customer's needs and handling situations that must be solved immediately. It means that I have to be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

As CEO, my main task is to lead the company, and my goal is always to recruit well-qualified employees and entrepreneurs and manage the business with a high degree of trust and confidence.

We have a finance department, but budget work that deals with the customer's budget is always my area of responsibility. To my help, I have well-developed data applications, which means that we have never exceeded the given budget framework.

TWA is a well-known brand, and after many years in the entertainment business, I have an extensive international network of contacts, which, of course, facilitates my work. Through the operations in Sweden and Finland with our two separate companies, I am well acquainted with the entertainment in these two countries and the ships that operate between them. I have also held trust positions as a board member of the branch organization Svenska Impressarie Föreningen (The Swedish Impressario Association.)

If you are a potential customer, artist, or visitor of our events and have questions, do not hesitate to contact me at thomas@twa.se or phone +46 705 98 14 04.


   About TWA Production in Sweden and Finland

Between 2002 and 2019, TWA signed more than 1,000 artist contracts per year, generating approximately 4,500 events. An event can include everything from a troubadour or a bar pianist to a big band concert with Swedish, Finnish, or international guest artists. TWA is a booking and production company that works closely with the organizer, the artist, and the audience. The company produces large and small projects, and we can also offer specially designed shows for large arenas.

The primary task is to provide a comprehensive service for the customer. TWA performs all logistics, payroll, and invoicing of the artists. For this purpose, the company has unique customized computer systems and well-trained personnel who do all administration between them and the artist on behalf of the client.

TWA manages bookings, administration, logistics, and artistic production to the cruise company Viking Line. The cooperation started in 2002 by booking and administrate artists, troubadours, dance bands, and self-produced shows on the vessels. When M/S Viking Cinderella was set up the route in 2003 as a pleasure cruise between Stockholm and Mariehamn, TWA was commissioned to book and produce entertainment on board. Viking Line is TWA’s largest customer.

As entertainment specialists, TWA has experienced manufacturers within their parts. We have many years of working with reputable external worldwide artists and show producers. With unprecedented access to all kinds of high-class artists, they can be adapted to their specialties and thereby carry out customized entertainment at both lands and sea.

TWA is an experienced company with a good reputation and several decades-long access to skilled:
     • International and Swedish artists
     • Famous Swedish dance bands
     • Party bands
     • Jazz bands
     • Troubadours
     • DJ’s
     • Pianists
     • Circus acts
     • Magicians
     • Children’s entertainment
     • Musicians
     • Dancers
     • Actors
     • Singers
     • Show artists
     • Educational programs for children, etc..

The goal of TWA is to satisfy the audience, the customers, and the artists. It is also essential for us to continually find innovative partners and experienced entertainers through our vast and robust network of entertainers and agencies worldwide.







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We invoice your jobs

This is how it works
  • You start by contacting us
    we establish an agreement between us
  • You negotiate in writing with the customer and do the job
    but you have no company by yourself, so you work for us
  • You give us an invoice documentation
    the customer's contact details and specification of the work
  • We invoice for your commitment
    and pays all taxes and fees
  • We pay your salary for the work
    and you make your yearly tax return transcript

An example of invoicing and salary

All examples of calculations here on the website are a withholding tax of 30%.
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 See how we have calculated the actual costs
 



In the example above, your customer pays SEK 15,000 + VAT on an invoice. Our fee of 6% is then SEK 900, but your net salary decreases by only SEK 480 compared to if you had your own company and paid a salary to yourself. It corresponds to our actual fee, after the tax relief, being 3.2% of the invoice amount.

"What is "egenanställning?"


 English text to the video
 

What is "egenanställning" - that's what we will find out today.
"Egenanställd" is a person who wants to work and get paid but does not have his own company. He then contacts an "Egenanställningsföretag" and becomes temporarily employed. The company handles the invoicing and charges a fee for this. Then they take care of the tax payments, fees, VAT and pay the remainder as salary to the "egenanställd” person.

Invoice without a company.
Martin needs a new patio for his garden furniture. He knows that Nils, who lives a couple of houses away from him, is a carpenter. He asks him if he wants to build the patio for him, but Nils says that he has no company and cannot invoice for the job. But Martin knows all about TWA Salary, an "Egenanställnings-företag" that can handle invoicing and salary payment and other handlings such as taxes, employer contributions, and VAT. Nils calls TWA Salary and signs a contract for the job, and becomes a temporary employee. Nils has agreed with Martin on a price of 15,000 Swedish Crowns for the job, and he also says that the invoice will come from TWA Salary. Then Nils does the job. He sends the invoice documentation to TWA Salary, which charges a fee of 6%, but since the fee is taken before the tax and Nils has a withholding tax of 30%, to which the actual cost is only 3.2% less of the invoice amount this compared to if Nils having his own company and self-invoiced and took care of everything himself. TWA Salary pays Nils his salary after deducting all taxes and fees. He already knew how much this would be because he had calculated it in the calculation form on TWA Salary's website. www.twasalary.se









Frequently asked questions

If you want to carry out assignments for customers without having a company, the so-called "egenanställning" is an option. As an "egenanställd" person, you are connected to an "egenanställningsföretag" who acts as an employer and handles administrative functions such as invoicing, payroll, and tax.

It is also "egenanställningsföretaget" that is approved for Swdish F-skatt, moms (VAT), and your salary. You are responsible for seeking customers and assignments. When you have completed the work, the employment ends until the next project.
As an "egenanställd" person, you can be without jobs for periods. An individual assessment determines your right to compensation between the jobs. Ask your unemployment insurance fund what applies to you.
Because we charge our 6% fee before taxes and fees, it only costs you 3.2% of the invoice amount without VAT.
Example: You invoice SEK 15,000 + VAT, our fee is then SEK 900, but due to tax-deductible, you only get a deduction of SEK 480. It corresponds to you only receiving 3.2% less in salary on your invoice amount.

Feel free to look at the more detailed example down here on the website.
We may be obliged to pay part of your salary to the Enforcement Officer. The fact that you have debts and payment remarks does not mean you are prevented from working and invoicing through us.
Since we pay employer contributions on your salary, pension contributions are also paid into your general pension. How much is paid into your pension depends on what you have in salary.

In addition to the general pension, employees usually receive an occupational pension, something that "egenanställda" people may lack. If there is no occupational pension solution in your "egenanställning," it is good to compensate it through your savings. If you save about 4.5 percent of your income in long-term savings, this corresponds to what most employees receive paid into the occupational pension.
If you will be on parental leave or become ill, you can receive compensation from the Swedish Social Insurance Agency. The payment is based on how much you have earned. Because we have employed you, we also have employer responsibility for you.
Yes, you receive your statutory holiday pay with each salary payment, as the holiday pay is included in the net salary you receive from us. We encourage you to set your rates so that you can set aside the equivalent of five weeks' salary per year, which covers your holiday expenses.
The costs necessary for the assignment you performed and that you paid yourself, you claim a deduction for in your declaration under "other expenses." However, they are deductible only for the part that exceeds SEK 5,000 for the year's total costs according to a special limitation rule. For example, this may apply to expenses for tools, work tools, increased mobile costs, or special computer programs. As a rule, however, you do not receive a deduction for the computer or mobile phones themselves, or the subscriptions for these.

If you have had to use your inventors or other equipment, you must first distribute the cost of using the service and privately. If you have had to use your inventors or other equipment in an assignment, we may, in some cases, pay "tax-free" cost compensation, ie, without tax deductions.





Calculate your salary for work in Sweden


Because we take our fee before taxes and fees, our fee costs you only a bit over half in the pay envelope.
Example: Your customer pays SEK 15,000 + VAT on an invoice. Our fee of 6% is then SEK 900, but your net salary decreases by only SEK 480 compared to if you had your own company and paid a salary to yourself. It corresponds to our actual fee, after the tax relief, being 3.2% of the invoice amount.


We make deductions for VAT, taxes and pay this to the Swedish Tax Agency, and then we deposit the salary in your account.
The contract service can also be offered separately at a fixed cost.
You can get a volume-based bonus system based on your annual sales. If you want to know more, contact Thomas Walter.

     Read excerpts from the Swedish Tax Agency's rules for deductions *

Travel Allowance and Subsistence
If you perform your temporary client's work, e.g., at his office or workshop, you probably have your place of employment there. The self-employed company can then not pay a "tax-free" travel allowance or any allowance for these trips. However, you may have the right to deduct in your tax return for travel to and from work and if you need to spend the night at the workplace and for accommodation and increased living costs.

Suppose you in an assignment need to travel to places other than your place of employment, the self-employment company can reimburse expenses, e.g., train travel, pay travel allowance for your car, and - if you need to spend the night on such a business trip - also allowances and allowance for accommodation.

Examples of tax deductions for travel
Villy lives in Gothenburg and takes temporary assignments as a self-employed person at "TWA Salary". He has now been given an assignment of four weeks to help a company in Borås with its financial system. Villy commutes four days a week by train to the company office (70 km one way) and works from home one day a week. The last week he goes to the company's branch in Stockholm to inform about the financial system for two days.

In this assignment, Villy performs most of the work in the office in Borås, which is then his place of work. This means that the journeys between the home in Gothenburg and Borås are journeys to and from work, ie, private journeys. Only the trip to Stockholm is a business trip, and that your company can pay via expenses or tax-free cost compensation. Since the assignment is subject to VAT, your company must charge outgoing VAT. The company may also deduct the input VAT for the business trip if the self-employed person receives compensation for the expense. If your company pays for Villy's trips between Gothenburg and Borås, the compensation will be treated as a regular salary. The input VAT on these private trips may not be deducted.

Other costs
There are various ways to manage the cost of equipment and materials that you have, but only such expenses are necessary for you to perform a task that may come into play. Below we present some different options.

Expenses for applying for new assignments are not deductible, and compensation for such expenses from the self-employment company shall be treated as salary.

You deduct in your tax return transcript
The costs necessary for the assignment you performed and that you paid yourself, you claim a deduction for in your declaration under "other expenses." It can, e.g., apply to expenses for tools, work tools, increased roaming costs, or special computer programs. As a rule, however, you do not receive a deduction for the computer or mobile phone itself or the subscriptions for these.

If you have had to use your equipment or other equipment, you must first distribute the cost of use in the service and privately. When it comes to equipment, you can also use it privately, and deductions can only be considered for the part attributed to your assignments, e.g., 50 percent if you use the equipment both privately and at work. The cost must also be proportioned both to the number of years that the equipment can be used and based on how much you used it in the service during the year.

You will receive compensation for your own expenses
Suppose the company has reimbursed you for temporary expenses at work, for example, for consumables you have purchased for a certain assignment. You have submitted the receipt or other verification to the company, and the company does not normally have to report this in the employer declaration. However, in the event of a subsequent inspection, the company must show that what the expense refers to has been necessary to procure for your current assignment. Therefore, you should note the purpose of the purchase and the assignment to which it relates.

Keep in mind that if the company reimbursed you through such an expense, what you acquired is still the company's property. Therefore, expenses are not suitable for equipment that you want to keep and use even after completing the assignment, e.g., tools, musical instruments, or computers.

If the company pays for your purchase of, e.g., a computer for an assignment, and then allows you to keep the computer after the assignment. You have received a taxable benefit. The benefit, which is valued at the computer's value, must be reported in the employer declaration that the company submits to the Swedish Tax Agency and in your income tax return.

Can you choose when to withdraw your salary?
Do you have to withdraw the salary immediately, or can you leave it in and choose the payment date yourself?

The self-employed company must report your salary and pay employer contributions as soon as you have the opportunity to withdraw the salary according to the agreement you have with the company. You can therefore not freely choose the time for taxation of already earned salary. The company must also report such compensation that you have chosen to leave in, for which you choose the time of payment.

To invoice the self-employed company via your own company
Suppose instead of receiving a salary from the self-employment company. You want to invoice the compensation via your own company, a legal entity. This situation differs from what otherwise applies to self-employment. For example, it could be a limited liability company or trading company where you are a partner but lacks F-tax.

The self-employed company must first approve that such invoicing takes place. When several parties are involved, it is extra important that agreements regulate the parties' commitments. The agreement between the client and the self-employed company must show that it is the self-employed company that is the contractor and which assignments this agreement covers. An agreement between the self-employment company and your company then regulates which assignments are included in this collaboration. If your company does not have F-tax, the self-employed company does not pay employer contributions. It must instead make a tax deduction of 30 percent when compensation for work is paid to your company.

Suppose you have obtained an assignment directly through your company. Without the self-employed company being a party to the agreement, your company is considered a payee of the client's remuneration. If your company has A-tax, the client must make a tax deduction of 30 percent of the compensation. Please note that this also applies if you have later transferred your claim to a self-employment company or factoring company with F-tax. Also, compare the section Agree first with the company above, where it is clarified that additional agreements must be entered into the correct order.










Our experts

Competent employees are the main reason for the low administrative costs and the high personal service that benefits both the client and you.
team
Thomas Walter
Contracts and financial responsibility
thomas@twa.se
+46 705 98 14 04
staff
Pekka Markkanen
Advisor
Speaks Finnish, Swedish, and English
info@twasalary.fi
+358 40 2505919
team
Tonjua Hawkins
International Entertainers
tonjua@twa.se
+46 706 94 05 38
team
Lotta Turkalj
Salaries and invoicing
lotta@twa.se
+46 735 22 45 22
It's so simple
Contract

You sign a contract with us, agree to the terms with your customer, and state that the invoice will come from us. Learn more on the page intro ...
Work

We employ you, you do the job, and when it's ready to invoice, you fill in the invoice information here on the website and send it to us.
Salary

We add the current VAT, deduct fees and taxes, pay it to the Swedish Tax Agency and deposit the salary in your bank account.



TWA Production AB
TWA Salary
Pilgränd 4
271 42 YSTAD Sweden
Mobile: Lotta Turkalj: +46(0)735 22 45 22

Email: info@twasalary.se
Organization no: 556514-3467
The company has a Swedish F-TAX certificate
VAT: SE556514346701