During the next two weeks the authority is expected to try to collect over $US 6.3 million, which risks affecting salary payments if Saab receives no new financing.
The procedure was launched on Wednesday when the time limit expired on payments due to two subcontractors.
The agency will seize assets which will hurt Saab the least, such as cash. If this is not sufficient to pay the demanded debts then other assets will come into play. This process may take up to three months, reports news agency TT.
The action against a company the size of Saab is unprecedented in Sweden, reports Swedish Radio News.
Saab's board received huge raises in 2011
The board of directors of Swedish Automobile, the owner of car-maker Saab, received large raises even while Saab's factory was shuttered and questions swirled about the company's survival in the spring of 2011, reports T4 News.