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    VAT for foreign businesses operating in Norway: 7 frequently asked questions

    By Synnøve Sørdal - Lawyer 11. June 2019

    Foreign enterprises that direct their business towards the Norwegian market will at some point face Norwegian VAT regulations and must know how to act. Learning the basics of Norwegian VAT regulations enables you to get the VAT deductions you are entitled to and can also help you to avoid expensive mistakes.

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    Topics: Corporate Taxes, VAT, Business in Norway

    Workforce reductions in Norway: Be aware of the employee rights!

    By Erik Engeland - Lawyer 28. May 2019

    Historically, the unions and employees in Norway have a strong position. This is particularly evident in the strict procedures that must be followed, and in the numerous rights employees in Norway enjoy in situations of workforce reductions. Even if the employer’s economic situation is critical, it is important to follow the correct procedures in order to avoid potential claims.

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    Topics: Labor Law, Work in Norway

    Calculation and payment of holiday pay in Norway

    By Christina Fahle - Lawyer 14. May 2019

    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

    6 tips for businesses: How to get a VAT refund in Norway

    By Synnøve Sørdal - Lawyer 30. April 2019

    Businesses that acquire goods and services in Norway, will be charged with Norwegian VAT to the same extent as Norwegian businesses. As foreign businesses are not VAT registered in Norway, they are unable to have the VAT repaid over the regular bimonthly VAT returns. Instead, they can apply for a VAT refund to the Norwegian tax authorities.

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    Topics: Corporate Taxes, VAT, Business in Norway

    Expats working in Norway may suffer Norwegian net wealth tax

    By Martin Wikborg - Partner 24. April 2019

    To pay Norwegian tax of almost 1% of the global net wealth – including on the home, cars, shares, bank savings, etc. situated outside Norway – may come as a surprise for many foreigners working in Norway. 

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    Topics: Tax return in Norway

    Moved to Norway? Moved from Norway? Do I need to report and pay tax to Norway?

    By Inger Lise Løvneseth - Partner 16. April 2019

    Moving to or from Norway triggers many tax questions. The most common questions are related to Norwegian resident criteria and tax return obligations.

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    Topics: Work in Norway

    Norwegian National Insurance Scheme

    By Erling Larsen - Lawyer 11. April 2019

    To be entitled to services from The National Insurance Scheme (NAV) in Norway you must have a compulsory membership, or you must be accepted as a voluntary member upon application. Examples of services provided through The National Insurance Scheme in Norway are treatment by a doctor, psychologist, sick pay, child benefit and pension.

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    Topics: Work in Norway

    5 tax deductions to claim in your Norwegian tax return

    By May-Liz Rasmussen - Tax advisor 2. April 2019

    Everyone who has capital or income from work performed in Norway must submit a tax return. The due date for filing your tax return 2018 is 30 April 2019.

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    Topics: Work in Norway

    Salary on public holidays in Norway

    By Erik Engeland - Lawyer 1. April 2019

    During spring season there are many public holidays in Norway and many of these fall on days that normally are work days.  Most employees have these days off, if they are not in a scheduled rotation scheme, in a duty scheme, in the restaurant business or similar. However not all employees have a right to salary on these days - if they are not working.

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    Norwegian tax return: Commuting and commuter expenses

    By Christina Fahle - Lawyer 19. March 2019

    Do you have to live somewhere else than your real home, to work? Then you may be considered to be a commuter and thereby entitled to several tax deductions in Norway.

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    Topics: Work in Norway

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