With effect from 1 April 2020, a simplified scheme called VOEC (VAT On E-Commerce) is intended to be established for foreign sellers and online marketplaces to register, declare and pay VAT on business-to-consumer (B2C) sales of low value goods. The system is an extension of the existing VOES scheme.

If you only sell electronic services and are registered in the VOES register, you do not need to take any further action.

Value Added Tax on Electronic Services - VOES

Foreign suppliers of electronic services must calculate and collect VAT on their B2C sales to Norway.

The Norwegian Tax authorities have established VOES Norway for registration and reporting for non-established suppliers offering electronic services (e-services), including electronic communication services, to private individuals and non-business customers (B2C) in Norway. For more information, please see Legal Information.

  • Suppliers of e-services are obligated to register in either VOES Norway or the ordinary VAT register when the total value of deliveries to recipients in Norway exceeds NOK 50 000 during a period of 12 months.

  • Suppliers can choose to register in VOES Norway from their first sale.

For more information, please see Legal Information

  • are capable of delivery from a remote location
  • are delivered over the internet or any other electronic network
  • are impossible to deliver in the absence of information technology
  • and are of a nature which renders their supply essentially automated

All the requirements have to be fulfilled in order to be considered as e-services.

For companies that are registered in VOES Norway, an obligated quarterly declaration must be submitted stating the company's identification number, total revenue and 25 per cent VAT (currency NOK).

The VOES declaration covers a calendar quarter commencing on 1 January, 1 April, 1 July and 1 October. The deadline for the submission of declarations and payments is 20 days after the end of the quarter, the same as in the EU system (MOSS).

Are you not yet registered in VOES Norway?

You will need to create a new user in our official reporting portal Altinn before you can register your company in VOES Norway.


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