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    By Inger Lise Løvneseth - Partner 12. November 2019

    Work assignments across borders are common, but it can be a problem to recruit personnel with the right qualifications for positions abroad. One reason may be the uncertainty related to tax rates in a foreign country. Tax issues could cause doubts for employees offered international assignments.

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    Topics: Tax return in Norway, Business in Norway

    Permanent establishment in Norway – 3 grey areas

    By Øivind Henrik von Mehren - Partner 29. October 2019

    As a main rule, Norway can only impose tax on business profits from a foreign company with a permanent establishment in Norway. Accordingly, it makes sense that the term “permanent establishment” is much-discussed amongst tax advisors in Norway.

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    Topics: Corporate Taxes, Work in Norway, Business in Norway

    Proposal for a simplified Norwegian VAT regime for e-commerce from 2020

    By Øystein Vågsether - Lawyer 15. October 2019

    Sellers and online marketplaces will be liable for VAT on cross-border sales of low value goods to final consumers in Norway from 2020.

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    Topics: VAT, Business in Norway, Import to Norway

    Working hours in Norway – calculation based on a fixed average

    By Erik Engeland - Lawyer 1. October 2019

    Calculation of working hours based on a fixed average means that employees can work more for a period of time, provided that they receive the corresponding time off duty later as compensation. Such a scheme may reduce the number of overtime hours. Here are the rules you, as an employer, need to know.

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    Topics: Labor Law, Work in Norway, Business in Norway

    Business in Norway: Tax audit

    By Hege Katrine Mosserud - Lawyer 17. September 2019

    The Norwegian tax office frequently conducts tax audits. You should therefore not be surprised if this hits you or your company. Our advice is to not panic and lean on professional expertise. Below is an overview of your rights and obligations if you become subject to a tax audit.

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    Topics: Corporate Taxes, VAT, Tax return in Norway, Business in Norway

    Opportunities in Norway

    By Inger Lise Løvneseth - Partner 12. September 2019

    Total investments in Norway are expected to increase in 2020. This means great opportunities for companies in industries such as oil and gas and construction.

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    Topics: Public Procurement, Business in Norway

    ID cards for building and construction sites in Norway

    By Christian Lyngholm Fjeldsøe - Associate lawyer 3. September 2019

    Most foreign companies with assignments at Norwegian building or construction sites need specific ID cards for their workers. Without these ID cards their workers will be denied access to Norwegian building or construction sites. Below we will explain further what these ID cards are, why they are needed, and how to get them.

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    Topics: Work in Norway

    Business in Norway: Hiring-out of labour or construction and assembly contract?

    By Aleksander Milde - Associate lawyer 20. August 2019

    To distinguish between hiring-out of labour and a construction and assembly contract is important to prevent unforeseen surprises from the tax office.

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    Topics: Work in Norway, Business in Norway

    9 things to remember for a foreign company hiring a Norwegian employee to work in Norway

    By Christina Fahle - Lawyer 6. August 2019

    Are you representing a foreign company and are looking to hire a Norwegian to work in Norway? How do you make sure you are compliant with the Norwegian rules?

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    Topics: Labor Law, Work in Norway, Business in Norway

    Check and correct your self-assessment

    By Kjersti Emilie Fjær - Associate lawyer 23. July 2019

    The Norwegian tax assessment determine the tax basis and calculation of tax liability for the taxpayer and is based on the submitted self-assessment. Have you discovered that your submitted tax return has errors or omissions? Here is a short overview of how to control and correct your self-assessment.

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    Topics: Tax return in Norway

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