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    Proposal for a simplified Norwegian VAT regime for e-commerce from 2020

    By Øystein Vågsether - Lawyer 15. October 2019

    Sellers and online marketplaces will be liable for VAT on cross-border sales of low value goods to final consumers in Norway from 2020.

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    Topics: VAT, Business in Norway, Import to 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

    Import to Norway – VAT and customs

    By Øystein Vågsether - Lawyer 9. July 2019

    Norway is not a member of the European Union (EU), but it is a member of the European Economic Area (EEA). This means that transactions of goods across Norwegian borders and to or from the EU will be regarded as import or export supplies. This, in turn, creates a few challenges you should observe before entering into an agreement with a company established in Norway. 

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    Topics: VAT, Business in Norway

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

    By Synnøve Sørdal - Lawyer 11. June 2019

    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

    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

    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: Corporate Law, VAT, 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

    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 Law, Corporate Taxes, 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: Corporate Law, Corporate Taxes, VAT

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