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Expats in Norway

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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Our services for expats:

  • Tax deduction cards
  • Submission of the tax return
  • Review of tax settlement
  • Assistance to offshore workers (both offshore installations and ships)
  • Seafarers' deduction
  • Assistance to foreign employers
  • Interpretation of tax treaties
  • Membership in the National Insurance Scheme
  • Emigration
  • One man limited
  • Labour hiring
  • Settlement rules
  • EU / EEA commuting
  • Report changes in postal address
  • Assistance to Norwegians abroad

Personal tax return

Considering Magnus Legal to be your service provider related to your Norwegian tax return. Our fee for the services is NOK 6 800 all charges included. If you choose to pay by card upon ordering the service, a discount of NOK 300 will be granted.Please note that the fixed price only apply to non residents working onshore or offshore in Norway. If you are a resident of Norway please get in touch to arrange for an agreement.


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 taxreturn@magnuslegal.no. The deadline for submitting personal tax returns 2023 is 20 April, 2024. We appreciate if all documentation is received well ahead of this deadline.



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