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Taxes in Norway - employee taxation

By Christina Fahle - Lawyer 11. September 2018

Working your way through a foreign tax system can be difficult and it triggers many questions. The most common questions are related to tax liability and level of taxation.

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Topics: Work in Norway, Tax return in Norway

Should your business register for VAT in Norway?

By Synnøve Sørdal - Lawyer 28. August 2018

In many cases it is difficult to establish whether a foreign company must register for VAT in Norway. Is there a sufficiently strong connection between your business and Norway to trigger registration obligations?

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Topics: Corporate Law, Corporate Taxes, VAT

ID cards for building and construction sites in Norway

By Christian Lyngholm Fjeldsøe - Associate lawyer 14. August 2018

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 further explain what these ID cards are, why they are needed, and how to get them.

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Topics: Work in Norway

RF-1198 and 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 named RF-1199 for reporting of contract and RF-1198 for reporting of employees. 

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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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