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    RF-1198 and RF-1199 reporting for foreign businesses

    By Christian Lyngholm Fjeldsøe - Lawyer 19. October 2021

    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

    ID control for foreign employees in Norway

    By Christina Fahle - Lawyer 16. September 2021

    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

    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

    Remember to file your extract of accounts to the Norwegian tax administration

    By Inger Lise Løvneseth - Partner 8. April 2021

    All companies that have assets or receive income in Norway must submit an annual tax return. This annual tax return must include, an extract of accounts related to the company’s Norwegian turnover/activity.

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

    Annual wage report in Norway

    By Christina Fahle - Lawyer 21. January 2021

    Do you have employees who performed work in Norway in 2020? Don’t forget the annual wage report.

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    Topics: Corporate Taxes, Work 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

    VAT for foreign businesses operating in Norway: 7 frequently asked questions

    By Synnøve Sørdal - Partner 13. January 2021

    Foreign enterprises that direct their business towards the Norwegian market will at some point face Norwegian VAT regulations and must know how to act. Learning the basics of Norwegian VAT regulations enables you to get the VAT deductions you are entitled to and can also help you to avoid expensive mistakes.

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    Topics: Corporate Taxes, VAT, Business in Norway

    Pre-registration for VAT in Norway in order to deduct VAT

    By Synnøve Sørdal - Partner 10. December 2020

    Enterprises doing business in Norway are not entitled to deduct input VAT for their acquisitions until the enterprise is formally registered for VAT. An ordinary registration can, as a main rule, only take place after a Norwegian turnover is documented. In the stage of starting up the Norwegian division, this delay can be both unpractical and offer a significant liquidity disadvantage.

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    Topics: Corporate Taxes, VAT, Business in Norway

    Exception from limited tax liability for home office work

    By Øivind Henrik von Mehren - Partner 29. October 2020

    On October 7, 2020, the Norwegian Government presented its national budget for 2021. The national budget makes several changes to taxes and fees in Norway. In this bog post we are summarizing the temporary exception from limited tax liability for home office work.

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    Topics: Corporate Taxes, Corona virus

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