Information for foreign employees: About tax, tax deduction cards and tax returns

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This brochure contains information intended for those who work in Norway for a Norwegian employer. It contains information that you will need when working in Norway.

If you are coming to Norway to work for a Norwegian employer, you must pay tax in Norway on all your earnings in Norway. After you have arrived in Norway, you must contact the tax office or Service Centre for foreign workers in order to obtain a tax deduction card.

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Tax return

Everyone who works in Norway receives a tax return at the end of March/beginning of April in the year following the income year. If you do not receive a tax return, you must contact the tax office. It is important that the tax office knows where to send the tax return.

The tax return is pre-completed and contains information from, among others, your employer. You must check that the information is the same as that contained in the statement that you receive from your employer in January. If it is incorrect, you must correct the information in the tax return.

Please note that you may be entitled to deductions from your income, e.g. the standard deduction for foreign employees or a deduction for expenses relating to living away from your home abroad (commuter deduction). You must claim these deductions yourself by entering them in your tax return.

If you are resident in another EU/EEA country and have limited tax liability to Norway, you can be granted an extended right to deductions if at least 90 per cent of your income is liable to tax in Norway.

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