The Norwegian Tax Administration achieved good resultsin 2003. The Administration assessed taxes totalling NOK 572.8 billion, an increase of NOK 4.7 billion compared with the previous year. An increased number of tax audits resulted in increased detection of tax evasion. Compliance with the Administration’s Service Declaration lead to reduction of processing time in most areas. The major processes were carried out without signifi cant problems. The Director General of Taxation is well satisfied with the overall results.