The rules for working hours and overtime in Norway
The general rule is that any work exceeding general working hours as stated in the Working Environment Act is counted as overtime in Norway.
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The general rule is that any work exceeding general working hours as stated in the Working Environment Act is counted as overtime in Norway.
When you receive your tax assessment you must check that the information is correct. If incorrect, you can correct your self-assessment.
Today at 10:45, the proposal for the Revised National Budget was presented by Finance Minister Vedum
Here are the main steps on how to register a company in Norway. You can also download our guide to Norwegian compliance, formalities and reporting responsibilities for a detailed description.
As an employer, it is important that you know the legislation for both calculation and payment of holiday pay in Norway. Mistakes can be expensive.
The EUs new climate law was adopted on June 24th 2021. Through this new law, the EU is aiming to achieve its goal of becoming climate neutral by 2050.
Norwegian companies and foreign enterprises conducting business in Norway are subject to corporate tax and should file a corporate tax return in Norway.
The Norwegian government and certain private organizations are granting subsidies to companies who can document an eco-friendly way of doing business.
To be entitled to services from The Norwegian National Insurance Scheme you must have a compulsory membership, or be accepted as a voluntary member upon application.
All companies who have assets or receive income in Norway must submit an annual tax return including an extract of accounts related to their Norwegian turnover/activity.
The Norwegian net wealth tax: Norway levies up to 1.1% net wealth tax on a person’s global net wealth, i.e. irrespective of where the assets are situated.
Employees with monthly salary are entitled to salary on public holidays in Norway even if they are not working. But not all employees have this right.
Moving to or from Norway triggers many tax questions. The most common questions are related to Norwegian resident criteria and tax return obligations.
On 21 April, the European Commission approved the first two sets of technical screening criteria. These refer to two of totally six environmental objectives in the Taxonomy.
Everyone who has capital or income from work performed in Norway must submit a tax return. The due date for filing your tax return in Norway is 30 April.
If you are considered a commuter, you could be entitled to tax deductions in Norway for your commuting expenses. Find out more.
The Government of Norway tightens the regulations regarding staffing enterprises from 1. April 2023.
Individuals working in Norway normally become subject to Norwegian tax from day one. Find the information you need about Norwegian taxes and employee taxation in Norway.
Everything you need to know about your tax return to Norway, including exemptions, deadline, deductions, assessment.
The employee needs clarity. The employer needs freedom to manage. Ensure that your Norwegian employment contracts are flexible and precise.
On February 14th, 2023, the regulation on The Imposition of Compulsory Fines and Violation Fees for Non-Compliance with the Transparency Act came into effect.
Termination of employment in Norway - it is important to follow the correct procedures from the start to avoid lengthy legal processes, employees remaining in position or expensive compensation claims.
Foreign enterprises with business activities in Norway must declare employment- and income information for their personnel by using the a-melding.
In this blog, you will learn about the regulations that apply when the employer wants to inspect an employee’s emails.
It is expected that the EU taxonomy on sustainable finance will be implemented in Norwegian law during the first half of 2021.
PAYE (Pay As You Earn) is a simplified tax scheme for foreign workers in Norway. Most foreign workers fall under this scheme their first year in Norway.
You should plan ahead of a potential delivery of goods / import to Norway as there are stringent requirements of documentation from the tax authorities.
All employers must provide an annual wage report to each employee or income recipient. Be sure to get your annual wage report sent by 1 February.
There are many people who invest in cryptocurrencies today. However, The Norwegian Tax Administration states that very few people declare their crypto investments in their tax returns.
Multinationals doing business in Norway must be aware of the multitude of obligations they must comply with. It is better to do it right from the beginning
The tax percent in Norway depend on the income and it is determined with basic income tax and bracket tax. Here are the tax rates in Norway for 2023.
The shareholder register statement, or the “RF-1086 form” as it is also referred to as, collects all information about the shares in a limited company.
The Norwegian Transparency Act requires larger enterprises to monitor and control the impact they have on social conditions.
There are some peculiarities that foreign tenderers should be aware of. We are happy to give you our 5 best tips for tendering in Norway.
December 5th, The Norwegian Parliament (Stortinget) has processed a change in the Norwegian legislation
Temporary employment means to be employed for a limited period. The rules for temporary employment in Norway are quite strict. Find out more.
Seeking assistance about VAT for foreign businesses operating in Norway can save both time and money for your business and can help avoiding unpleasant discussions with the tax authorities.
In cases of workforce reductions in Norway, planning ahead is crucial. It is important to follow the correct procedures in order to avoid potential claims.
The Norwegian holiday regulations can be confusing. How do you handle an employee's unused vacation days at the end of the year?
We present an overview of the most important company documents when doing business in Norway, and why these are important to have in place in a limited liability company.
ID cards for building and construction sites must keep clearly visible while present on a building or construction site in Norway. Find out how to get them.
Foreign employees posted to Norway are subject to certain important parts of the Norwegian working environment Act. Find out how your company can comply with the employee rights in Norway.
How to register a business in the VAT-register in Norway, before the ordinary registration limit for the VAT-register has been reached.
On October 6, 2022, the Norwegian Government proposed several tax rules in connection with the presentation of the national budget for 2023.
If not prepared for it, you might experience the Norwegian wealth tax as an unexpected and unpleasant surprise as Norway impose tax on your global net wealth.
In this blog we outline the process foreigners must go through to establish a private limited liability company in Norway (aksjeselskap).
Foreign businesses with activities in Norway must submit a form called RF-1199 for reporting of contract and RF-1198 for reporting of employees.
Is it necessary with a residence permit in Norway to start work? Well, it depends on the person’s citizenship, competence, and type/length of work.
Calculation of working hours based on a fixed average means that you can work more for a period, provided that you get the corresponding time off later.
Foreign multinationals that wish to expand their activities to Norway must consider which kind of corporate structure they should use.
When expanding your business to the Norwegian market, you should consider registering your trademark in Norway to safeguard exclusive right to it.
Magnus Legal has compiled a list of some of what we consider to be the most compelling reasons for why your company should be doing business in Norway.
Non-Norwegian businesses can apply to the Norwegian tax authorities for a VAT refund in Norway. The deadline for VAT refund applications is September 30.
An understanding of the common Norwegian and of Norwegian business culture, could really help you off to a good start when doing business in Norway.
9 key steps to consider when starting a company in Norway - in order to comply with Norwegian formalities and reporting responsibilities.
Should you assess the feasibility of a refund of the dividend withholding tax in Norway. If relevant, we may claim refund or apply for upfront relief on your behalf.
This article gives an overview of everything you should keep in mind when you are going to submit a complaint to the Norwegian Public Procurement Complaints Board (KOFA).
How can you access the documents in a public procurement process in Norway.
Magnus Legal has submitted a consultation response to the government's proposal to tighten the regulations for hiring from staffing companies.
A residence or work permit in Norway for skilled workers is a type of permit that gives access to staying and working in Norway. Find out more.
In order for a dismissal to be valid in Norway, the employer needs a reasonable cause.
Lately, we are experiencing an increased number of inspections from the Norwegian Labour Inspection Authorities regarding violations of legal requirements for working hours.
At Magnus Legal we are fortunate to work with many very talented and fine colleagues. Here's one of them. Meet Henrik Moen.
How do you as an international supplier tender in Norway below EU/EEA-threshold values? Find out more.
Planning for acquisitions in Norway? The temperature in the transaction market is high, and a market for small and medium-sized businesses is developing.
As a main rule, Norway can only impose tax on business profits from a foreign company with a permanent establishment in Norway.
There are many ways to become visible and make a business attractive to Norwegian buyers. One option is registering the business in StartBANK.
The tax percent in Norway depend on the income and it is determined with basic income tax and bracket tax. Here are the tax rates in Norway for 2022.
What are the differences between working as an employee versus independent contractor when working in Norway?
The joint and several liability applies to salaries, tax deductions and employers' National Insurance contributions in cases where the contractors breach their obligations.
Foreign multinationals doing business in Norway, must be aware of the compliance obligations the company must adhere to. Failure to comply may imply severe sanctions and penalty charges.
Du you have employees working in Norway? Make sure you are compliant when calculating and paying the employer’s national insurance contributions.
Voluntary correction, known as a tax amnesty, is when you correct or complete information which hasn't previously been submitted or used in assessments, so that the correct tax can be determined.
Do you need help establishing whether your company must register for VAT in Norway? There are many elements that could trigger registration obligations.
The basic rule is that all Norwegian companies and foreign enterprises conducting business activities in Norway are subject to Norwegian corporate tax.
If a tender process was not run according to the rules, you should register your complaint. Find out how to complain in procurement processes in Norway.
VOEC: Sellers and online marketplaces are liable for VAT on cross-border sales of low value goods to consumers (B2C) in Norway from 1 April 2020.
Join the Conference of the future of Europe, this is your chance to speak up and let your voice be heard.
Total investments in Norway remain at a solid level which leads to opportunities in Norway for companies in industries as oil and gas, construction and renewable energy.
At Magnus Legal we are fortunate to work with many very talented and fine colleagues. Here's one of them. Meet Inger Lise Løvneseth
The European Green Deal is the path of sustainability that the European Union will pursue in the next decades
Here are the key factors to successful integration of foreign workers in the Norwegian workplace. Learn from one of Magnus Legal's partners, Relocation.
All foreigners working onshore in Norway are required to meet at a tax office for an ID control to verify their identity.
The reverse charge procedure in Norway only applies to intangible services. These are services that are not dependent on a fixed place to be carried out.
The Norwegian tax office frequently conducts tax audits. Here is an overview of your rights and obligations if you become subject to a tax audit.
A1 is an official EU form confirming that a person is still a member of the home country's social security.
Temporary restrictions on the entry to Norway. As from 29 January 2021 Norway’s borders are expected to be closed to most foreigners not living in Norway.
In the current situation, the corona virus causes constant changes in the restrictions regarding entry to Norway and the quarantine rules.
Hypotax ensures that the employees will receive the same net pay when accepting an assignment abroad, as in in their home country after taxation.
Contracts governed by Norwegian law are interpreted in light of many elements in addition to the contract text itself. Are your contracts legal in Norway?
Have you been working in Norway, paid Norwegian National Insurance and are uncertain if you are entitled to any Norwegian pension?
How to tender for public contracts in Norway? The easiest way to find relevant contracts is to monitor online portals where contract notices are published.
At Magnus Legal we are fortunate to work with many very talented and fine colleagues. Here's one of them. Meet Vlora Haxhimehmedi.
If the contract can’t be classified as hiring-out of labour, the working state normally can’t tax the income if the employees stay in Norway less than 183 days.
On the 4th of June, the Norwegian government announced that Norway has entered into the largest free trade agreement since the EEA agreement.
Here is an overview of the most important things to remember when hiring a Norwegian employee to work in Norway. Be compliant with the Norwegian rules.
It might be that the transfer of personal data to the United Kingdom after 2020 may require a special transfer basis.
At Magnus Legal we are fortunate to work with many very talented and fine colleagues. Here's one of them. Meet Christian Lyngholm Fjeldsøe.
The Norwegian government requires a full application for work permit for seconded employees who are employed by a UK company.
If you are to work offshore in Norway, you might not need a residence permit.
BREXIT – For British citizens employed by a Norwegian employer, the rules depend on when the employment relationship started.
Coordination of the social and security membership between Norway and UK is one of many areas that needs clarifications.
On 8 December 2020, Norway signed a temporary agreement on trade in goods with the United Kingdom.
Brexit can affect the management of Norwegian companies if the management and/or board members live in the UK or are UK citizens.
At Magnus Legal we are fortunate to work with many very talented and fine colleagues. Here's one of them. Meet Martin Wikborg.
Seconded employees, employed by a non-Norwegian company, will need a residence permit to take on assignments in Norway.
Ensure you have official proof of residency when travelling to Norway from 1 January 2021 - after Brexit.
In this bog post we are summarizing the temporary exception from limited tax liability for home office work.
At Magnus Legal we are fortunate to work with many very talented and nice colleagues. Here's one of them. Meet May-Liz Rasmussen.
Norway is about to introduce withholding tax on interest, royalties, and certain lease payments.
At Magnus Legal we are fortunate to work with many very talented and fine colleagues. Here's one of them. Meet Øystein Vågsether.
At Magnus Legal we are fortunate to work with many very talented and nice colleagues. Here's one of them. Meet Christina Fahle.
It is possible to apply for cash support from the Norwegian state for losses companies have suffered as a result of the Corona crisis.
Regulations for employers and employees related to self-report, sick leave, sickness benefits and care leave in connection with absence due to coronavirus.
The Norwegian Government has introduced several measures to combat the spread of the Corona virus and to provide economic assistance to the enterprises that are affected.
Does the corona outbreak constitute a force majeure event? Can your company escape liability in the event of late or non-delivery?
Changes to the layoff rules in Norway due to Corona outbreak. The changes offer benefits both for employees and for the employer.
The Sotra Connection RV. 555 between Sotra/Øygarden and Bergen will be built to ensure efficient transport to urban centres and urban districts.