Order an exemption card

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If you earn NOK 55,000 or less in a year, you can order an exemption card. An exemption card is a tax deduction card which shows that your employer does not need to deduct tax. If you had an exemption card last year, you do not need to apply for a new exemption card. The exemption card will already be available to your employer.

You can order an exemption card from the year in which you turn 13. Parents may not place orders on behalf of their children. You must place the order in your own name using your own PIN codes. If you are under 13, different rules apply.

Are you an online user?

You must be an online user to order an exemption card. If you apply for an exemption card via our website, you will automatically become an online user. It is not possible to order by telephone.

For foreign employees, these rules apply.

Exemption card or tax deduction card?

Order an exemption card if you expect to earn less than NOK 55,000. Remeber that if you had an exemption card last year, you do not need to apply for a new card. If you have several employers, you must divide your exemption card between them.

Order a tax deduction card if you expect to earn more than NOK 55,000. If you earn more than NO 55,000 in 2017, the whole amount will be taxable. If you order an exemption card, but earn more than NOK 55,000, you risk a high tax rate when you order a tax deduction card for the first NOK 55,000 you earn.

Interest income

If you have other income in addition to your ordinary salary, such as interest on bank deposits, you may have to pay the tax yourself if your salary is under NOK 55,000. You can find out whether or not you need to pay tax by using our tax calculator. If the calculated tax amounts to NOK 100 or more, you need to order a tax deduction card.

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