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    6 tips for businesses: How to get a VAT refund in Norway

    By Synnøve Sørdal - Lawyer 30. April 2019

    Businesses that acquire goods and services in Norway, will be charged with Norwegian VAT to the same extent as Norwegian businesses. As foreign businesses are not VAT registered in Norway, they are unable to have the VAT repaid over the regular bimonthly VAT returns. Instead, they can apply for a VAT refund to the Norwegian tax authorities.

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    Topics: Corporate Taxes, VAT, Business 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

    New tax scheme in Norway – PAYE

    By Inger Lise Løvneseth - Partner 17. January 2019

    From 2019, a new and simplified tax scheme is available for foreign workers in Norway. The scheme is called PAYE (Pay As You Earn). Most foreign workers will fall under this scheme the first year they work in Norway.

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

    Do the right things when doing business in Norway

    By Martin Wikborg - Partner 9. January 2019

     

    Non-Norwegian enterprises doing business in Norway will find that the basic Norwegian compliance obligations are rather burdensome, and failure to comply commonly 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, Labor Law, Work in Norway, Tax return in Norway, Business in Norway

    Norwegian business culture

    By Magnus Legal 29. November 2018

    Whether you are planning a business trip to Norway, relocating or setting up a new business here, an understanding of the common Norwegian and of Norwegian business culture, could really help you off to a good start. This is key to quickly build a sustainable business and to settle in.

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    Topics: Work in Norway, Business in Norway

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

    By Martin Wikborg - Partner 20. November 2018

    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

    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

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