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    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

    A brief guide to your Norwegian tax return

    By Inger Lise Løvneseth - Partner 5. March 2019

    Anyone who receives income from work in Norway or on the Norwegian continental shelf, is required to file a Norwegian tax return.

    The Norwegian tax year coincides with the calendar year, and the tax return must be submitted by 30 April in the year after the income was received. This means that if you work in Norway this year, then you will likely need to file a tax return by 30 April next year.

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    Topics: Internasjonal, Work in Norway, Tax return in Norway

    Remember to file your extract of accounts to the Norwegian tax administration

    By Inger Lise Løvneseth - Partner 28. February 2019

    All companies that have assets or receive income in Norway must submit an annual tax return. This annual tax return must include, an extract of accounts related to the company’s Norwegian turnover/activity.

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    Topics: Work in Norway

    Be aware of the strict rules for termination of employment in Norway

    By Erik Engeland - Lawyer 19. February 2019

    Do you have employees working in Norway? If so then you should be aware of the extensive and mandatory protection employees are given according to the Norwegian Working Environment Act.  These rules are particularly important when dealing with a dismissal of an employee.

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

    How to choose the right corporate structure in Norway

    By Martin Wikborg - Partner 6. February 2019

    Foreign multinationals that wish to expand their activities to Norway must consider which kind of legal entity and corporate structure they should use. The choice may have impact on the success in doing business in Norway as well as a multitude of legal and compliance implications.

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    Topics: Internasjonal, Corporate Law, VAT, Business in Norway

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