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    Conference of the future of Europe

    By Julian Kessler - Magnus Legal trainee blogger 20. October 2021

    Everyone living in Europe is influenced by the European Union. This includes not only Member States but also other countries such as Norway and Switzerland as they are bound by treaties with the EU. However, many citizens feel detached from the European Union, or that their interests are not represented. This can in turn result in a lack of trust in the European Institutions.

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    Topics: Sustainability

    RF-1198 and RF-1199 reporting for foreign businesses

    By Christian Lyngholm Fjeldsøe - Lawyer 19. October 2021

    Foreign businesses with activities in Norway are required to report their assignments and employees to Norwegian tax authorities. The report is filed through an online portal, or by completing and submitting a paper form named RF-1199 for reporting of contract and RF-1198 for reporting of employees. 

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    Topics: Corporate Taxes, Work in Norway

    Opportunities in Norway

    By Inger Lise Løvneseth - Partner 8. October 2021

    Total investments in Norway remains at a solid level compared with previous years, and the Covid pandemic appears to have a smaller impact than expected. This means great opportunities for companies in industries such as oil and gas, construction and renewable energy.

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    Topics: Public Procurement, Business in Norway

    Meet our employees – this is Inger Lise

    By Magnus Legal 2. October 2021

    At Magnus Legal we are fortunate to work with many very talented and fine colleagues. Here's one of them. Meet Inger Lise Løvneseth.

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    Topics: Employees

    A European Green Deal – What you should know

    By Julian Kessler - Magnus Legal trainee blogger 30. September 2021

    The European Green Deal is the path of sustainability that the European Union will pursue in the next decades. It will transform the European continent into a modern, resource-efficient, and competitive economy, thereby striving to be the first climate-neutral continent. Even if some of the EU provisions are not directly binding for Norway, businesses in Norway are nevertheless strongly impacted and the overall importance of sustainability cannot be neglected.

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    Topics: Sustainability

    Foreigners in the Norwegian workplace

    By Guest blogger - Relocation AS - Cynthia Myrnes 23. September 2021

    What are the best practices to integrate foreign workers successfully? Learn from an expert.

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    Topics: Work in Norway, Expats

    ID control for foreign employees in Norway

    By Christina Fahle - Lawyer 16. September 2021

    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

    Import of services – reverse charge in Norway

    By Synnøve Sørdal - Partner 13. September 2021

    VAT must be paid on purchase of services from abroad If the services are VAT liable in Norway.

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    Topics: VAT, Business in Norway, Import to Norway

    The EU's new climate law

    By Henrik Moen - Associate lawyer 2. September 2021

    On June 24th 2021, the European Parliament adopted the new Climate Act for the EU. Through this new law, the EU is aiming to achieve its goal of becoming climate neutral by 2050.

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    Topics: Sustainability

    Business in Norway: Tax audit

    By Martin Wikborg - Partner 26. August 2021

    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 you will find 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

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