VAT return: View, change and submit

All enterprises that are registered in the Value Added Tax Register must submit the VAT return. When the VAT return has been correctly completed, it will show how much value added tax the enterprise must pay to the state, or how much the state must pay to the enterprise.

New VAT return 2022: Most enterprises must submit their VAT return in the new format

When you’re going to submit the VAT return for general industry or primary industry for the period after 1 January 2022, you must use the new reporting method, which is designed to ensure easier, faster and more correct reporting. You can still submit the VAT return from accounting systems that facilitate this.

You only complete sections that apply to your enterprise

The new VAT return is flexible, and you only report things that are relevant for your enterprise. When you fill out the VAT return, you enter purchases and sales in the order that suits you.


The VAT return is based on the SAF-T standard

To make completing the VAT return as easy as possible, we have categorised the SAF-T codes into the VAT codes. An example of a VAT code is Sales and withdrawals of goods and services (high rate). The VAT codes are there to make it easier for those who do not use an accounting system to find the right SAF-T code. These are the SAF-T codes

VAT codes will replace items

When you submit the VAT return in the new format, you must use VAT codes. See an overview of which VAT codes will correspond to the items from the old VAT return.

Important information

Even if most enterprises must submit the VAT return in the new format now, you could still be required to submit yours through Altinn. This depends on the type of VAT return and the periods you are submitting your VAT return for. We will help you to find out where you should submit your VAT return.

Find out where to submit your VAT return