3.2.11 Trade union fees

Item 3.2.11 Applies to the tax year 2016

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This item shows the amount you have paid in trade union fees up to the maximum amount of NOK 3,850 per year. The total amount is normally pre-filled, so you should check that everything is correct.

Does this item concern me?

The item concerns all professionally active wage earners who have:

  • had their salary deducted via payslips for trade union fees paid to an employee organisation,
  • paid trade union fees directly to the employee organisation. You/the trade union must submit an attested statement of membership fees paid to your employer. The employer will report trade union fees paid on the Certificate of Pay and Tax Deducted,

 or

  • paid trade union fees to an employee organisation in another EEA State which has entered into a tariff agreement on behalf of its members.

Rates and key figures

The maximum deduction is NOK 3,850 per year, regardless of the number of memberships.

How do I enter this in my tax return?

The item will normally be pre-filled with the total amount that you have paid in trade union fees. The amount is based on what was reported by your employer, so you should check that everything is correct.

If you have paid directly to the traid union and has submitted an attested statement of membership fees paid to your employer, the employer must report the amount.

The amounts you should perform the check against should be shown under the annual statement of earnings, allowance and tax (also known as the annual statement) you receive from your employer in January/February.

If the amount is wrong, you must correct the tax return. You should also contact your employer to ensure that the annual statement is correct. 

If you have paid directly to the trade union, the sum could be reported by the trade union.

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Documentation requirements

You do not need to send us any documentation for this, but you must be able to present documentation if we ask for it.

If you enter a deduction, you must be able to document the trade union fees that you have paid:

  • if you have paid the trade union directly: through an attested statement from the union treasurer
  • if you have made payments via deductions from your employer: confirmation from your employer of the amounts deducted.

Why haven't I got a preliminary tax calculation on my tax return?

There could be a number of reasons why you haven't received a preliminary tax calculation on your tax return.

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