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Norwegian business culture

By Magnus Legal 29. November 2018

Whether you are planning a business trip to Norway, relocating or setting up a new business here, an understanding of the common Norwegian and of Norwegian business culture, could really help you off to a good start. This is key to quickly build a sustainable business and to settle in.

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Topics: Work 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: Tax return in Norway, Work in Norway

ID cards for building and construction sites in Norway

By Christian Lyngholm Fjeldsøe - Associate lawyer 14. August 2018

Most foreign companies with assignments at Norwegian building or construction sites need specific ID cards for their workers. Without these ID cards their workers will be denied access to Norwegian building or construction sites. Below we will further explain what these ID cards are, why they are needed, and how to get them.

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Topics: Work in Norway

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

Employee rights in Norway

By Ragnhild Myren Stephansen - Associate lawyer 28. June 2018

Did you know that foreign employees posted to Norway are subject to certain and important parts of the Norwegian working environment Act? Find out how your company can fulfil the mandatory requirements.

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Topics: Work in Norway, Labor Law

Work permit in Norway

By May-Liz Rasmussen - Tax advisor 3. May 2018

Is it possible for a foreigner to sign a contract and start work in Norway for a Norwegian employer, without a work permit?

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Topics: Work in Norway

Moved to Norway? Moved from Norway? Do I need to report and pay tax to Norway?

By Ragnhild Myren Stephansen - Associate lawyer 12. April 2018

Moving to or from Norway triggers many tax questions. The most common questions are related to Norwegian resident criteria and tax return obligations.

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Topics: Work in Norway

Norwegian National Insurance Scheme

By Ragnhild Myren Stephansen - Associate lawyer 5. April 2018

To be entitled to services from The National Insurance Scheme (NAV) in Norway you must have a compulsory membership, or you must be accepted as a voluntary member upon application. Examples of services provided through The National Insurance Scheme in Norway are treatment by a doctor, psychologist, sick pay, child benefit and pension.

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Topics: Work in Norway

Norwegian tax return: Commuting and commuter expenses

By Christina Fahle - Lawyer 29. March 2018

Do you have to live somewhere else than your real home, to work? Then you may be considered to be a commuter and thereby entitled to several tax deductions in Norway.

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Topics: Work in Norway

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