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• No, my employer does not cover more than 200 NOK for food expenses

## How to register this in the tax return?

When your employer covers for parts of your food expenses, the maximum deduction is 200 NOK per day.

You must multiply the number of nights you spent away with 200 NOK, subtracted the amount your employer covers. You add the amount to the other food and accommodation expenses you can claim deduction for, and register the total amount in post 3.2.7.

Example: You spend 200 days in a hotel. Your employer covers your expenses with 100 NOK per day.

You can then receive 200 NOK - 100 NOK which is what the employer covers = 100 NOK in food expenses per day

200 days x 100 NOK = 20 000 NOK

 Food expenses 20 000 NOK + Accommodation expenses 79 358 NOK See which deductions you can receive for accommodation = Total 99 358 NOK

The total amount, in this case 99 358 NOK, can then be  registered in post 3.2.7 in the tax return.

If your employer offer a canteen or similar where breakfast, lunch and dinner is served, and the employees' payment is at least equivalent to the market price for such food, you can claim a deduction at the lowest rate of NOK 200 per day.

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## Documentation required

You do not need to document expenses when you claim deduction according to the lowest rate, 200 NOK per day.

## Actual expenses

If your actual expenses are greater than the rate, you can claim deduction for your actual expenses.

## How to register this in the tax return?

When your employer covers for parts of your food expenses, the maximum deduction is 200 NOK per day.

You must multiply the number of nights you spent away with 195 NOK, subtracted the amount your employer covers. You add the amount to the other food and accommodation expenses you can claim deduction for, and register the total amount in post 3.2.7.

Example:
You spend 200 days in a hotel. Your employer covers your expenses with 100 NOK per day.

You can then receive 200 NOK - 100 NOK which is what the employer covers = 100 NOK in food expenses per day

200 days x 100 NOK = 20 000 NOK

 Food expenses 20 000 NOK + Accommodation expenses 79 358 NOK See which deductions you can receive for accommodation = Total 99 358 NOK

The total amount, in this case 99 358 NOK, can then be registered in post 3.2.7 in the tax return.

If your employer offer a canteen or similar where breakfast, lunch and dinner is served, and the employees' payment is at least equivalent to the market price for such food, you can claim a deduction at the lowest rate of NOK 200 per day.

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## Required documentation

You do not need to send us the documentation, but you must be able to provide documentation if we ask for it. You must be able to document:

1. You do not need to document food expenses when you claim a deduction at the lowest rate of 200 NOK per day.
2. That you live in your home country. This is documented by a confirmation from a public authority of your home address and who lives there.
3. The home's standard and size, both for homes in Norway and in the home country. This can be documented by, for example, a purchase or rent contract which states the home's standard and size. Size can also be documented by drawings or measurements of the home.

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.

## Actual expenses

If your actual expenses are greater than the rate, you can claim deduction for your actual expenses.

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