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How to file a complaint about a public tender process in Norway

By Andreas W. Hennyng - Partner 6. November 2018

Every year in Norway nearly NOK 500 billion is spent on public procurement contracts (Difi). There are set tender rules across EU and Europe. If you feel the tender process was not run according to the rules, you have the right to register your complaint.

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Topics: Public Procurement

Starting a company in Norway – 9 key steps

By Øivind Henrik von Mehren - Partner 23. October 2018

Foreign companies starting up business in Norway will soon enough encounter Norwegian compliance, formalities and reporting responsibilities.

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Topics: Business in Norway

Register a company in Norway

By Alf M. Bakke-Løyning - Lawyer 25. September 2018

Anyone that conduct business activities in Norway is liable to register the company with the Norwegian authorities. This also applies even though the activities are not performed by the company itself, i.e. if the entire assignment is contracted out to subcontracts.

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Topics: Corporate Taxes, Corporate Law, VAT

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: Tax return in Norway, Work 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: VAT, Corporate Taxes, Corporate Law

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: Corporate Taxes, Work in Norway, Internasjonal

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: Work in Norway, Corporate Taxes, Corporate Law, 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: Work in Norway, Labor Law

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: Tax return in Norway, Corporate Taxes

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