We ensure your VAT compliance in Norway
VAT Registration in Norway
Foreign companies having VAT-liable turnover in Norway, must register in the Norwegian VAT register when turnover exceeds NOK 50 000. It is not permitted to charge VAT to clients, or claim VAT refunds, until the company is VAT-registered.
VAT Representation in Norway
ECOVIS Ardur Tax specialise in assisting foreign companies in Norway and undertake the formal role of vat representative. As an authorize accountant firm, we can provide you professional tax advisory and ensure the full VAT compliance.
As a VAT-registered entity without a permanent establishment, you must keep VAT accounts and file statutory declarations. We can help you with cost-effective compliance!
Contract and employee reporting (RF1199)
Companies without permanent establishment in Norway, must report all work, contracts and employees to the authorities through form RF-1199. Correct reporting is essential to avoid incorrect income taxation for your workers, and we have made an online version of the form here.
HSE card (sometimes called “ID card”) is required for all employees that perform work at building and construction sites. This applies for employees in both Norwegian and foreign companies. The purpose of HSE card is to ensure the identification of each employee on the site.
The Norwegian labour inspection authority perform regular check in different construction site to ensure all companies are compliant to this scheme. The consequence can be serious if the employee is found without HSE card.
Order HSE card is however not easy for foreign companies due to various reasons. ECOVIS Ardur Tax can assist you with card ordering.
VAT Refund in Norway
Not all companies can or should register in the VAT register. It may still be possible to reclaim Norwegian VAT under certain circumstances and for certain goods and services.
We can provide an initial assessment and we offer a “no cure – no pay” solution. Contact us for more information!
Typical time frame for vat representation:
|1. Sign a contract with a Norwegian client or start business or sales in Norway|
|2. Appoint a VAT Representative and sign an engagement letter||1 day|
|3. Register entity||1 – 2 weeks|
|4. Issue invoices and register for VAT after turnover exceeds NOK 50000||1 – 2 weeks|
|5. File bi-monthly vat return and pay vat to the authorities||10th every second month (some are allowed to file annually)|
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