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RF-1199 reporting for foreign businesses

By Christian Lyngholm Fjeldsøe - Associate lawyer 17. July 2018

Foreign businesses with activities in Norway are required to report their assignments and employees to Norwegian tax authorities. The report is filed to the Central Office – Foreign Tax Affairs (COFTA) through an online portal, or by completing and submitting a paper form called “RF-1199”. 

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Topics: Internasjonal, Corporate Taxes, Work in Norway

ID control for foreign employees in Norway

By Christina Fahle - Lawyer 5. July 2018

The Norwegian Tax Administration performs identity controls of foreign employees in Norway. This means that all foreigners working onshore in Norway are required to meet at a tax office to verify their identity.

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Topics: Corporate Law, Corporate Taxes, Work in Norway, Tax return in Norway

Employee rights in Norway

By Ragnhild Myren Stephansen - Associate lawyer 28. June 2018

Did you know that foreign employees posted to Norway are subject to certain and important parts of the Norwegian working environment Act? Find out how your company can fulfil the mandatory requirements.

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Topics: Labor Law, Work in Norway

Tax amnesty

By Inger Lise Løvneseth - Partner 18. June 2018

Do you have undeclared assets or income abroad? Now is the right time to apply for a voluntary correction.

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Topics: Corporate Taxes, Tax return in Norway

Rebuilding Norwegian infrastructure

By Inger Lise Løvneseth - Partner 11. June 2018

Over the next 12-year period (2018 – 2029) the Norwegian government has proposed to develop the infrastructure by spending 1 064 billion NOK on roads, railways, shipping, aviation, and public transport.

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Topics: Public Procurement

Calculation and payment of holiday pay in Norway

By Ragnhild Myren Stephansen - Associate lawyer 31. May 2018

As an employer, it is important that you know the legislation for both calculation and payment of holiday pay in Norway. Mistakes may have financial consequences and could also lead to reputation loss for your company.

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Topics: Labor Law

5 tips for successful tendering in Norway

By Andreas W. Hennyng - Partner 24. May 2018

Tendering in Norway is not very different from tendering elsewhere in Europe, as the legislation that governs the processes for the most part is harmonized with EU-law.

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Work permit in Norway

By May-Liz Rasmussen - Tax advisor 3. May 2018

Is it possible for a foreigner to sign a contract and start work in Norway for a Norwegian employer, without a work permit?

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Topics: Work in Norway

Business in Norway - Avoid sanctions and penalty charges

By Alf M. Bakke-Løyning - Lawyer 26. April 2018

As a foreign multinational doing business in Norway you should be aware of the multitude of compliance obligations you must adhere to. Failure to comply may imply severe sanctions.

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Topics: Corporate Law

How and when can a supplier request access to the documents in a public procurement process?

By Andreas W. Hennyng - Partner 19. April 2018

Many suppliers wonder if they need a lawyer to petition for access to documents in a procurement process. The answer is no. Requesting access is something the suppliers can do on their own. How to do it? Keep reading to find out.

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Topics: Public Procurement

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