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Annual wage report in Norway

By Christina Fahle - Lawyer 22. January 2019


Do you have employees who performed work in Norway in 2018? Don’t forget the annual wage report.

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

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

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 Taxes, Corporate Law, Business in Norway

Register a company in Norway

By Øivind Henrik von Mehren - Partner 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

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

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

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

All you need to know about the Norwegian tax report system – a-melding

By Christina Fahle - Lawyer 19. February 2018

Do you have employees working in Norway?

Foreign enterprises with business activities in Norway are obligated to declare employment – and income information for personnel working in Norway. This also applies to personnel who are non-taxable to Norway.

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Topics: Corporate Taxes

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