Expats are persons taking up residency in another country. Working as an expat leads to obligations to Norway. Residence permits and visa may be essential prior to your stay, and during your stay there are many other legal commitments to consider. This includes obtaining a Norwegian ID-number (“personnummer” or “d-nummer”), and obtaining a tax deduction card.
Employees staying temporarily in Norway and who work for a foreign employer, and employees who work on the Norwegian continental shelf and who live abroad, must have a tax deduction card from the Norwegian tax authorities.
Tax liability to Norway may arise either based on tax residency or on the basis of working in Norway. Expats who have capital or income, both taxable and non-taxable, and who are liable for tax pursuant to the Taxation Act must submit a tax return.
From experience, we recommend that you seek professional advice before filing the annual tax return if you have only worked in Norway for part of the year or have any other global tax aspects.
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Norwegian tax resident individuals are subject to net wealth tax of up to 0.85% of their world-wide net wealth. Such tax may be levied on expatriates from countries like the UK, Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Poland and the Czech Republic. This may come as a surprise for many foreigners working in Norway.
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All foreigners working onshore in Norway are required to meet at a tax office to verify their identity.
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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. In this blog we explain further what these ID cards are, why they are needed, and how to get them.
Considering Magnus Legal to be your service provider related to your Norwegian tax return. Our fee for the services is NOK 5 750. If you choose to pay by card upon ordering the service, a discount of NOK 375 will be granted.
You have to complete and enclose the forms "Information for tax purpose" and "Power of attorney" using our ordering page. If you have any additional information that may affect your Norwegian assessment please use the "notes" box to clarify.
When your tax return is completed and submitted we will send you a copy of the documents accompanied with a drafted tax calculation. If you have any questions regarding the tax return and/or the information given, please do not hesitate to contact us by email email@example.com. The deadline for submitting personal tax returns 2021 is 30 April, 2022. We appreciate if all documentation is received well ahead of this deadline.
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