If you rent a commuter home, you can claim a deduction for expenses, for example for rent and electricity. Deduction for accommodation expenses is given according to actual costs. If the living expenses exceeds 10 000 NOK annually, you must cover through a bank or by wage deduction in order to be entitled to a tax deduction.
You can also receive a deduction for parking expenses in relation to the commuter home.
Expenses for phone and internet subscription in the commuter home are included in the government rates for food and minor expenses.
How to register this in the tax return?
If your employer covers for parts of your accommodation expenses, you will only receive a deduction for the expenses you have paid yourself. You add the amount for accommodation to the all the amounts you can claim deductions for in relation to food and accommodation expenses, and register the total amount in post 3.2.7. It is wise to add up all the expenses before you register the deductions.
||Expenses for rent 6 000 NOK x 12 months =
||72 000 NOK
||Expenses for electricity
||7 500 NOK
||Expenses for rent of garage
||12 000 NOK
||What your employer covers
||40 000 NOK
||Total expenses for accommodation
||51 500 NOK
The total amount, in this case 92 260 NOK, can then be registered in post 3.2.7 in the tax return.
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You do not need to send us documentation for this, but you must be able to present documentation if we ask for it. You must be able to document:
- Rent can, for example, be documented with a bank transcript/pay slip for paid rent when the total annual expenses are more than 10 000 NOK
- Receipts for paid expenses such as electricity.
- That you are married and/or have children under 22 years old. This is documented by a marriage certificate and/or birth certificate
- That you live with the family in your home country. This is documented by a confirmation of the family’s home address by a public authority
- If your spouse has an income of less than half G, you might be entitled to be assessed in tax class 2. This is documented by a confirmation from a public authority in your home country of your spouse’s income for the relevant income year.
Documentation from a public authority shall apply to the relevant income year, not be older than six months, and be translated into Norwegian or English by a publicly approved translator.
Other deductions you may be entitled to