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How to register this in the tax return?

The rate is 307 NOK per day. You must multiply the number of nights you spent at the home with the rate. 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.

You spend 200 nights at the home.

200 days x 307 NOK = 61 400 NOK in food expenses

  Food expenses 61 400 NOK  
+ Accommodation 79 358 NOK See which deductions you can receive for accommodation
= Total 140 758 NOK  

The total amount, in this case 140 758 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. That you have not been able to prepare at least one meal, such as breakfast or evening meal, in the home. This is documented by a confirmation from the hotel/landlord/employer.
  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.


Other deductions you might be entitled to

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