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    Do the right things when doing business in Norway

    By Martin Wikborg - Partner 2. January 2020

     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, Labour Law, Work in Norway, Tax return in Norway, Business in Norway

    National insurance when working abroad – how and when to use the A1 form

    By Erling Larsen - Lawyer 23. December 2019

    Working abroad? Avoid paying double social security contributions by submitting the A1 form. A1 is an official EU form confirming that a person is still a member of the home country's social security.

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    Topics: Work in Norway, Tax return in Norway, Utenlandsk arbeidskraft, Business in Norway

    Hypotax

    By Inger Lise Løvneseth - Partner 12. November 2019

    Work assignments across borders are common, but it can be a problem to recruit personnel with the right qualifications for positions abroad. One reason may be the uncertainty related to tax rates in a foreign country. Tax issues could cause doubts for employees offered international assignments.

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    Topics: Tax return in Norway, Business in Norway

    Business in Norway: Tax audit

    By Hege Katrine Mosserud - Lawyer 17. September 2019

    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 is 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

    Check and correct your self-assessment

    By Kjersti Emilie Fjær - Associate lawyer 23. July 2019

    The Norwegian tax assessment determine the tax basis and calculation of tax liability for the taxpayer and is based on the submitted self-assessment. Have you discovered that your submitted tax return has errors or omissions? Here is a short overview of how to control and correct your self-assessment.

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    Topics: Tax return in Norway

    Expats working in Norway may suffer Norwegian net wealth tax

    By Martin Wikborg - Partner 24. April 2019

    To pay Norwegian tax 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

    A brief guide to your Norwegian tax return

    By Inger Lise Løvneseth - Partner 5. March 2019

    Anyone who receives income from work in Norway or on the Norwegian continental shelf, is required to file a Norwegian tax return.

    The Norwegian tax year coincides with the calendar year, and the tax return must be submitted by 30 April in the year after the income was received. This means that if you work in Norway this year, then you will likely need to file a tax return by 30 April next year.

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    Topics: Work in Norway, Tax return 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

    Taxes in Norway - employee taxation

    By Christina Fahle - Lawyer 11. September 2018

    Working your way through a foreign tax system can be difficult and it triggers many questions. The most common questions are related to tax liability and level of taxation.

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    Topics: Work in Norway, Tax return in Norway

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

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