Tax return to Norway

It is essential to know the system in order to register all your earnings and deductions correctly. Our consultants and tax lawyers can assist you so you do not miss deductions or risk being fined.

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Everyone who works in Norway or at the Norwegian continental shelf are liable to submit a tax return to the Norwegian tax administration. The Norwegian tax year runs from 1st January to 31st December. The tax return must be completed by 30th of April the year following the income year. The tax return provides an overview of your income, deductions, wealth and debts.

From the income year 2015 a new way of reporting to the tax administration has been implemented in Norway. The reporting system is named a-message. Foreign employers may not have sufficient knowledge of the Norwegian tax system. If your employer fail to submit correct information in the A-message, the information sent to the tax administration may be incorrect or incomplete. As an employee, it is your responsibility to make sure that a tax return is submitted with all the correct details, even if your employer has provided incorrect or incomplete information. Due to resent changes in the tax administration regulations , the threshold for imposing penalty tax and fines has decreased significantly for the income year 2016 going forward compared to earlier years.

When you come to Norway to work you will usually become member of the mandatory Norwegian National Insurance Scheme from your first day of work. EEA citizens are obliged to pay National Insurance contributions when working on board Norwegian vessels. However, exceptions may occur due to bilateral agreements between Norway and other countries. You can be exempted if you work onboard a foreign-flagged vessel. If you work onshore for a foreign employer, you may be allowed to maintain membership of the National Insurance Scheme in your home country. If so, you may be exempted in Norway.

Our tax return services:

  • IIT return - completion and submission

  • Support to offshore staff (both offshore installations and ships)

  • Seafarers' deduction

  • Artists and sportsmen taxation

  • Support to foreign employers

  • Interpretation of tax treaties

  • Membership in the Norwegian National Insurance Scheme

  • Assistance to Norwegians abroad

  • Expatriation assistance

  • One man enterprise

  • Labour hiring

  • Settlement regulations

  • EU / EEA commuting




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Tax return check list

Tax return check list:

Make sure you do not forget to include any deductions or earnings in your tax return. Leaving out information may lead to increased tax, penalties or fines. Here are some of the most common situations that may lead to a wrong assessment for foreigners working in Norway or at the Norwegian continental shelf.

  • Commuting expenses
  • Child care in Norway
  • Interest paid for mortgages, debts, loans
  • Special deduction for seafarers
  • Tax class
  • Payment during sick period
  • Tax on income earned outside of Norway

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Tax return artists

Tax return for artists and sportsmen:

Foreign entertainers, including sportsmen, can benefit from the Foreign Artists Taxation Act. According to the Foreign Artists Taxation Act, the current tax rate is 15 percent. If the entertainer’s stay in Norway exceeds 183 days in the course of any 12 month period (or exceeds 270 days in the course of any 36 month-period), the entertainer will be taxed as a resident in Norway with ordinary tax rates.

Personal tax return

Let Visma Advokater handle your income tax return to Norway. Our fee for the services is NOK 3 900 + 25 % VAT. If you pay by card upon ordering, we grant a discount of NOK 300.

Complete and enclose the forms "Information for tax return" and "Power of attorney" using our ordering page (button below). If you have any additional information that may affect your Norwegian assessment, please use the "notes" box to clarify.

We send you a copy of the documents accompanied with a drafted tax calculation.

For questions, please contact us by phone +47 51 21 71 10 or by filling in the contact form on this page.

The deadline for submitting personal tax returns 2016 is April 30, 2017.


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