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    Norway – corporate tax alert

    By Christian Lyngholm Fjeldsøe - Associate lawyer 9. October 2020

    Norway is about to introduce withholding tax on interest, royalties, and certain lease payments.

    On October 7, 2020, the Norwegian Government presented its national budget for 2021, including several changes to the tax rules in Norway.

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    Topics: Corporate Taxes, Business in Norway

    PAYE tax scheme in Norway

    By Inger Lise Løvneseth - Partner 22. September 2020

    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

    Register a company in Norway

    By Øivind Henrik von Mehren - Partner 8. September 2020

    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 Law, Corporate Taxes, VAT

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

    By Synnøve Sørdal - Lawyer 2. September 2020

    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

    ID control for foreign employees in Norway

    By Christina Fahle - Lawyer 25. August 2020

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

    Tax amnesty in Norway

    By Inger Lise Løvneseth - Partner 11. August 2020

    Do you have undeclared assets or income abroad? Now is the right time to apply for a voluntary correction.

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    Topics: Corporate Taxes, Tax return in Norway

    Should your business register for VAT in Norway?

    By Synnøve Sørdal - Lawyer 14. July 2020

    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: Corporate Law, Corporate Taxes, VAT

    RF-1198 and RF-1199 reporting for foreign businesses

    By Christian Lyngholm Fjeldsøe - Associate lawyer 30. June 2020

    Foreign businesses with activities in Norway are required to report their assignments and employees to Norwegian tax authorities. The report is filed 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

    Employer’s National Insurance contributions in Norway

    By Christina Fahle - Lawyer 2. June 2020

    Are you a foreign company, having employees working in Norway? Make sure you are compliant when calculating and paying the employer’s National Insurance contributions.

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

    Corporate tax return in Norway

    By Martin Wikborg - Partner 16. April 2020

    As a main rule, all businesses operating in Norway must file a corporate tax return by 31 May. Due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus, the deadline is postponed for three months this year,  from 31 May to 31 August.

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

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