New tax return for businesses

The Norwegian Tax Administration is simplifying the tax return for self-employed persons and businesses. Our aim is to ensure that it’s easier and more efficient to submit correct information with better quality.

This page is regularly updated with information about the tax return for companies and what you must do when you run a company.

Self-employed persons received the new tax return for the income year 2021 in 2022.

The rest of the business community will follow in 2023 and 2024.

Most sole proprietorships submitted the new tax return in 2022 (for the 2021 income year).

Limited liability companies that had opted out of auditing and submit the tax return from an accounting or annual accounts system could participate in a pilot for the new tax return.

In 2023 (for the 2022 income year), most companies will be able to use the new tax return. It must be submitted via an accounting or annual accounts system. The system you use determines whether you can submit the new or the old tax return

In 2024 (for the 2023 income year), all companies must use the new tax return. It must be submitted through an accounting or annual accounts system.

As of this year, you can no longer use the forms in Altinn when submitting the tax return for companies.

What to do now

If you have an accounting or annual accounts system

Since many companies will be able to use the new tax return in 2023 (for the 2022 income year), we recommend that you check now with the provider of your accounting or annual accounts system to find out if they support the submission of the new tax return.

If you have an accountant or auditor

If you have or use an accountant or auditor, you must submit the tax return through an accounting or annual accounts system.

If you do not have an accounting or annual accounts system, accountant, or auditor

If you do not already use a system, we recommend that you find a provider that suits you and your needs now, or that you contact an accountant or auditor.

More efficient, better quality

Today, businesses and self-employed persons submit a tax return, income statements and attachment forms. When submitting the tax return, the business or self-employed person must deal with up to 60 forms with a total of 6,500 fields, and it’s up to them to know what is relevant.

Many find this process complicated and time-consuming. The new solution will reduce time spent and improve the quality of submitted information.

Our goal is to make it easy to do the right thing.

See video:

Subtitles available in Norwegian, Sami, English, Polish and Lithuanian.

Like the tax return for wage earners and pensioners, all forms will be removed and replaced with topics. See movie that displays the new tax return for wage earners and pensioners.

  • All income statements and attachment forms will be replaced with a business information statement attached to the tax return.
  • The business information statement will have a new structure, and will group together data that naturally belongs together.
  • Most businesses and self-employed persons must submit the tax return in a standardised digital format. That means the tax return must be submitted via an accounting or annual accounts system that supports the submission of the tax return. The Business Tax Return cannot be used from 2022 (income year 2021).
  • Self-employed persons (sole proprietorships) with simple tax affairs can choose to complete a tax return with business information at skatteetaten.no or submit from an accounting or annual accounts system.
  • All companies must submit the tax return with business information from an accounting or annual accounts system. It is no longer possible to use the Business Tax Return.
  • The Tax Administration will reuse the information we already have as much as possible. This way, businesses and self-employed persons avoid submitting the same information multiple times.
  • A new validation service provides immediate feedback about illogical numbers and differences in the tax return. In this way, errors can be corrected before submission.
  • Submission of the tax return from an accounting or annual accounts system will be more closely integrated with the Tax Administration’s systems and will provide feedback on quality and content.

You’ll find an overview of where the items in the form belong in the new tax return.

In the overviews you’ll find

  • what the fields in the RF-forms are called in the new tax return
  • which fields are discontinued or are now calculated automatically
  • which fields are new

See items, fields and topics in the new tax return (in Norwegian only)

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