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    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

    Norwegian holiday regulations to be aware of before year-end

    By Erik Engeland - Lawyer 1. December 2020

    The Norwegian Holidays Act states that employees are entitled to a minimum of four weeks and one day of vacation per year. However, most Norwegian employees have agreements allowing them five weeks of vacation per year.

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    Topics: Labour Law, Work in Norway, Business in Norway

    Brexit National Insurance

    By Erling Larsen - Lawyer 27. November 2020

    From 1 January 2021 the transition period is ending, and UK is no longer member of the EEA agreement. This will have an impact for the UK nationals who are living and working in Norway. Coordination of the social and security membership between Norway and UK is one of many areas that needs clarifications.

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    Topics: Work in Norway, Brexit

    Brexit – Seconded employees

    By May-Liz Rasmussen - Tax advisor 27. November 2020

    Are you employed by a UK company who has assignments in Norway? From 1 January 2021, British citizen are no longer covered by the simplified regulations for EU/EEA citizens.

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    Topics: Work in Norway, Brexit

    Residence permit in Norway

    By May-Liz Rasmussen - Tax advisor 17. November 2020

    Is it necessary with a residence permit to start work in Norway?

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    Topics: Work in Norway

    Brexit and British citizen’s in Norway

    By May-Liz Rasmussen - Tax advisor 13. November 2020

    The UK has left the EU and the agreed transition period expires 31 December 2020. Ensure you have official proof of residency when travelling to Norway from 1 January 2021.

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    Topics: Work in Norway, Business in Norway, Employees, Brexit

    Work permits in Norway for skilled workers

    By Christian Lyngholm Fjeldsøe - Lawyer 3. November 2020

    Foreign nationals who intend to work in Norway may need to apply for a work permit. Generally, non-EU/EEA/Swiss nationals need to apply for a permit to reside and work in Norway. Working in Norway illegally may result in reactions such as expulsion, prohibition from future entry, and registration in the Schengen Information System.

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    Topics: Work in Norway, Business in Norway

    ID cards for building and construction sites in Norway

    By Christian Lyngholm Fjeldsøe - Lawyer 30. October 2020

    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 explain further what these ID cards are, why they are needed, and how to get them.

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    Topics: Work in Norway

    Taxes in Norway - employee taxation

    By Christina Fahle - Lawyer 20. October 2020

    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

    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

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