Films with tips for businesses

Here you’ll find short films with tips for business owners. You’ll also find links to other resources.

The tax return with business information (new tax return)

The Tax Administration is simplifying the tax return for businesses. Our aim is to ensure that it’s easier and more efficient to submit correct, high quality information.

The new tax return requires you to do things a little differently now. Learn more about how the new tax return works:

How to fill in the new tax return with business information:

 

Watch films with more detailed information:

See how you find the business information if it is not shown in your tax return automatically.

See how you can change the business information and then re-submit the tax return.

See how you fill in the business information when you did not have any business activity last year.

See how to submit the tax return with business information when your operating revenue is NOK 50,000 or less.

If you drive your car less than 6,000 kilometres for business purposes, it is considered a private car.

If you drive your car at least 6,000 kilometres for business purposes, or if driving for business purposes makes up at least half of the total use, it is considered a commercial vehicle.

See an explanation of what you’ll need to do in both cases:

See how to register tax-related depreciations of fixed assets in the business information.

Here we’ll show you where in the business information you can claim deductions for expenses related to your mobile phone, broadband, etc. that you use for business purposes.

Here you can see how to register shares of catches and deductions for fishing and hunting at sea.

Here we explain the most important things you need to know about submitting your tax return as a visual artist.

How to submit the tax return for visual artists:

All you need to know about submitting the tax return for visual artists

The tax return with income statements (Altinn)

Some still submit their tax return, income statements and attachment forms via Altinn. Here you’ll find films that explain how to do that.

The film shows an example of how to fill in Income Statement 1 (RF-1175).

Some self-employed persons with low revenue are exempt from submitting income statements and can report this directly in the tax return for businesses. The film shows which enterprises this applies to and how you report this if you submit the tax return via Altinn.

You must make the necessary changes to your tax return if you discover errors or if you receive new or delayed information. The film shows how to locate the tax return in Altinn, how you make changes and then re-submit it.

In most cases, you can change your tax return for the previous three income years.

Find out whether you can make corrections yourself or if you have to submit an appeal

You may be entitled to a deduction for electronic communication services such as mobile phone, broadband and (EC services) that you use for business purposes, but not privately.

The film shows how to enter this in Income Statement 1 (RF-1175).

The film shows the relevant rules when you use your car for business purposes, how you report it and where you can find information about relevant deduction options.

The film shows how to enter deductions for tax-related depreciations. The film shows examples, rules and how you fill in form RF-1084 Depreciation of fixed assets in Altinn.

Advance tax

When you run a business, you must pay advance tax.

See if you should apply for advance tax and how to go about it.

The shareholder register statement

Every year, all Norwegian private and public limited liability companies and savings banks with equity certificates must submit a shareholder register statement to the Tax Administration’s Register of Shareholders.

Here we explain how:

The film shows you how to fill in the shareholder register statement (RF-1086) when you have established a company.

The film shows you how to fill in the shareholder register statement (RF-1086) when purchasing and selling shares in the company.

The film shows you how to fill in the shareholder register statement (RF-1086) when the company is liquidated, meaning that the shares will be deleted when the company is wound-up or bankrupt.

Value added tax

When you run a business, you must pay value added tax (VAT) on your purchases, but usually you can claim a deduction for VAT.

In these films we explain how VAT works, how you register and how you submit the VAT return:

Here we’ll give you a short introduction to

  • what value added tax is
  • which businesses the Value Added Tax Act applies to
  • how the value added tax scheme works

We’ll give you a step-by-step description of how to register in the VAT Register.

Read more and get registered in the VAT Register

Here we’ll give you a step-by-step description of how to complete and submit the VAT return.

Read more and submit the VAT return

Important information

Closing your business

Important information

When you close your business, it’s important that you do it correctly.

In this film, we’ll explain how to close your business correctly and in the correct order:

Listen to Podskatt - a podcast about tax

The legal advisers Lene and Therese in the Tax Administration give you the best tax advice before you submit the tax return.

You can listen to the episodes directly on the website.