Ways of submitting the a-melding

Most people who submit the a-melding use a system for submission. This could be a payroll system, a pension system or another end user system. In some cases, the a-melding can also be submitted electronically in Altinn.

 

Ways of submitting Who can use which method
Submitting from a system (A02) For those with a payroll system, pension system or other end user system
Anyone who submits the a-melding can submit from a system.
Direct registration in Altinn (A01) For those who do not have a payroll system. Best suited for small enterprises with 1-8 employees.
Simplified a-melding for charitable or benevolent organisations (A05) For charitable organisations with salary expenses, which do not operate commercially.
Notification of paid employment in the home (A04) For private individuals who pay salary to employees in their own home or holiday property.

  

Do not combine several different methods

If you have a payroll system, you should only submit a-meldings via the system. Using a combination of different methods makes it difficult to keep track of the employment information you have declared and to make changes or correct errors. 

For example, if you have submitted information via both a system (A02) and a form in Altinn (A01) for the same month, the employment information will be registered several times and interpreted as different employment relationships. You will then have to specify the employment information next month to ensure that you do not receive error messages in the feedback.

 

Submitting from a system (A02)

This service is intended for those with a payroll system, pension system or other end user system. This applies regardless of whether it is you or your accountant who have such a system.

Most systems are fully integrated with Altinn, enabling you to submit the a-melding directly in the system. Contact your system supplier if you don't know how this works in your system. 


Some systems are partly integrated with Altinn. In these cases, there is a separate service in Altinn to upload the information in the a-melding.

 

For system suppliers and those developing their own system

For access to technical documentation concerning the a-melding, information on how to test your system and other useful tips, see the specific end user portal in Altinn.

To gain access to the portal, send an e-mail with the subject “Sluttbrukerportalen” to [email protected]. State the name(s) of the person or people who need access, which company they work for and the name of the end user system.

Do you have access? Go directly to the end user portal.

 

Direct registration in Altinn (A01)

This form is intended for those who don't have a payroll system and have to submit a-meldings for one to eight employees. You should not use this form if you have a payroll system, not even to change information or correct errors.

The form has the following limitations:

  • Only one employment relationship per employee per enterprise
  • Only one form per enterprise
  • Cannot be used by government agencies

We recommend that all enterprises submit a-meldings from a system (A02).

 

Simplified a-melding for charitable and benevolent organisations (A05)

This form is intended for charitable and benevolent organisations and institutions with salary expenses, which do not operate commercially.

Use this form when:

  • Salary expenses per employee amount to less than NOK 80,000 during the year
  • Total salary expenses for all employees amount to less than NOK 800,000 during the year

Note!
You can't use the simplified a-melding (A05) if payments exceed the above thresholds. In such cases, you must submit the a-melding via a system (A02) or using a form in Altinn (A01). 

If salary payments amount to less than NOK 10,000 per employee during the year, you don't have to specify this.

If you are unsure whether you can use the simplified a-melding, you can read more about the rules and exceptions that apply to this scheme

 

Notification of paid employment in the home (A04)

This form is intended for private individuals who pay salary to employees in their own home or holiday property.

Use this form when:

  • Total salary payments, including the value of board and lodging, exceed NOK 6,000 per employee during the year.
  • Total salary payments, including the value of board and lodging, for all your employees amount to less than NOK 60,000 during the year.
  • You pay for the minding of children under 12 or for the care of children with special care needs (regardless of age), and salary exceed NOK 6, 000 per employee during the year. In this case, you must use A04, even if total salary payments for your employees exceed NOK 60,000.
  • guardians (under Section 30 of the Guardianship Act) in excess of NOK 6,000 per guardian during the year when the payment is made by the ward

Note!
You must not use the a-melding concerning paid employment in the home (A04) if payments exceed the above thresholds. In such cases, you must submit the a-melding from a system (A02) or using a form in Altinn. (A01).

If total salary payments amount to less than NOK 6,000 per employee during the year, you don't have to specify this. 

If you are unsure whether you can use the simplified a-melding, you can read more about the rules and exceptions that apply to this scheme.

 

 

 

 

 

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