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    Martin Wikborg - Partner

    Martin’s main areas of expertise are tax law and business law. He has extensive experience advising Norwegian and foreign companies on cross-border establishment, restructuring and transactions. He also assists with tax audits.

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    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

    Filing of the 2020 corporate tax return in Norway

    By Martin Wikborg - Partner 15. April 2021

    All businesses that operated in Norway in 2020 must file the corporate tax return by 31 May 2021. An extended deadline may be granted upon application.

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    Topics: Corporate Taxes, Tax return in Norway, Business in Norway

    How to choose the right corporate structure in Norway

    By Martin Wikborg - Partner 4. February 2021

    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: Corporate Law, VAT, Business in Norway

    Do the right things when doing business in Norway

    By Martin Wikborg - Partner 14. January 2021

    Non-Norwegian enterprises doing business in Norway will find that the basic Norwegian compliance obligations are rather burdensome. Failure to comply commonly may results in severe sanctions. As always, it is better to do the right things from the beginning than to tidy up afterwards.

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    Topics: Corporate Law, Corporate Taxes, VAT, Labour Law, Work in Norway, Tax return in Norway, Business in Norway

    Expats working in Norway may suffer Norwegian net wealth tax

    By Martin Wikborg - Partner 15. October 2020

    To pay Norwegian tax every year 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

    Covid19 – Norway: Measures to mitigate effects of the corona pandemic on the economy

    By Martin Wikborg - Partner 3. April 2020

    Updated 3 April 2020: 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.

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    Topics: Corona virus

    Corporate tax in Norway - The basics for non-Norwegian enterprises

    By Martin Wikborg - Partner 23. January 2020

    The basic rule is that all Norwegian companies and foreign enterprises conducting business activities in Norway are subject to Norwegian corporate tax.

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    Topics: Corporate Law, Corporate Taxes, Business in Norway

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