Car allowance (distance-based allowance)


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Employers can pay a distance-based allowance to their employees for work-related travel by private car. You need to pay tax on a small part of this allowance. 

The rate applies for the income year 2017

If you need rates for the tax return, you must check the rates for 2017

By "income year", we mean the year in which the income or expense arises. The rates for the income year are used in the tax return and tax calculation.

By "assessment year", we mean the year after the income year and in which the tax return for the income year must be submitted/checked and the tax calculated.

The tax-free distance-based allowance rate is 3.50 NOK per kilometre, regardless of distance traveled.*

Rates also applies to the use of electric vehicles and for employees with workplace in Tromsø. Rates also applies to work-related travels abroad.

Read more about the new rules (in Norwegian only)



*  The distance-based allowance rate for work-related travel by private car  for 2017 «Statens sats for kjøregodtgjørelse», that you will find in Statens reiseregulativ(Norwegian only), is NOK 4,10 per kilometre, up to 10 000 kilometres.

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