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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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Tax return to Norway

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 6 325 all charges included. If you choose to pay by card upon ordering the service, a discount of NOK 325 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 2022 is 30 April, 2023. We appreciate if all documentation is received well ahead of this deadline.



Norwegian net wealth tax

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. 

Read more: Expats working in Norway may suffer Norwegian net wealth tax

Norway Expats

"I have had excellent help from my personal tax advisor May-Liz Rasmussen - tailored to my needs and without me having to worry about tax things. Perfect! Thanks May-Liz!"

Martin Robert Green


Green Surveys Ltd

ID control

All foreigners working onshore in Norway are required to meet at a tax office to verify their identity.

Find out where to book an ID-control, what to bring and who’s exempted:

ID control for foreign employees in Norway

Expats Id Control

ID cards

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.

ID cards for building and construction sites in Norway

Expats Id Cards

Contact us

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