VAT and Tax

VAT and Tax

VAT compliance in Norway

When a foreign company sells VAT-liable products in Norway, the company is obligated to register for VAT. ECOVIS has been assisting foreign companies in Norway over 10 years and has in-depth knowledge in this area. We are able to assist your business from A to Z with from business set-up to ongoing support.

  • Construction industry
    When performing an installation or construction project in Norway, the regulations are strict and complicated. ECOVIS has long experience in providing compliance advisory in construction sector. If you want to find more details, please read more here.
  • E-Commerce (VOEC)
    Does your online shop sell products/services to private customers in Norway? VOEC is a simplified VAT scheme designed for foreign E-commerce companies. By using the scheme, E-commerce companies can easily handle the VAT on behalf of their customers. As a result, the custom clearance process will also be faster. The VOEC is therefore an attractive scheme for E-commerce providers. For more information about VOEC, please read here.

VAT refund

If your company doesn’t have any business activities in Norway, you might be entitled for VAT refund on goods or services purchased in Norway. There are certain criteria to be met in order to receive a refund. Contact us for an evaluation!

Excise duties

Depending on the character of business, your company might need to handle excise duties such as Air Passenger Tax and Mineral Product Tax. Companies that have obligation for excise duties must register and report accordingly. Moreover, you should register the company no later than one month before production or import starts.

Sending employees to Norway for a short period might trigger the liability to personal tax return. Failure to submit might result in incorrect tax calculation. Therefore, it’s important to identify the potential obligations as early as possible.

The personal tax return is due 30 April each year. Tax rates in Norway are progressive, which means the more you earn, the higher tax rate you pay for. We recommend to use the Tax Office’ calculator here to calculate your tax:

If you stay in Norway for a longer period, you should find out where you are globally taxable in order to avoid double taxation. This will also decide which country your assets and debt shall be reported to. For commuters, several beneficiary deductions are available. We can assist in filing tax returns for your employees, ensuring all benefits are claimed and reported in due time.

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