Tax return for self-employed persons
The deadline for submitting the tax return for wealth and income tax – personal self-employed persons, etc. is 31 May every year. Spouses to self-employed persons is automatically given the same deadline. The same applies to partners in businesses assessed as a partnership.
The partially pre-filled tax return for 2020 is available in your inbox.
Everyone who has received a tax return for self-employed persons, and all those who have run a business, must submit a tax return for self-employed persons.
Have you received a tax return for self-employed persons even though your business had no activity during last year?
Then you must submit the tax return for self-employed persons with a blank income statement 1 (RF-1175).
This applies even if your business has been closed. There is no need to complete the income statement in this case.
The submission exemption arrangement (for employees and pensioners) does not apply to self-employed persons.
Persons who run a business must in addition to their tax return submit an income statement.
The first time you open the tax return you'll be asked to select an income statement.
If you're unsure of which one to choose, you can read more about them by clicking the links below:
- Income Statement 1
- Income Statement 2
- Income Statement 5 for businesses with limited accounting obligations and businesses assessed as partnerships with no accounting obligations
- Income statement for visual artists
- Business Tax Return
How to fill in
- Start-up help for businesses
- How to complete the tax return for sole-proprietorships
- How spouses share income from a joint business
- How to calculate tax for multi-unit buildings
- Watch short films with guidance on the tax return for self-employed persons (in Norwegian only)
Self-employed persons must submit the tax return even if they’ve had no business activity last year. The submission exemption arrangement (for employees and pensioners) does not apply to self-employed persons.
If you have been sent a tax return for self-employed persons even though you did not trade during last year, you still must submit the tax return for self-employed persons with a blank income statement 1 (RF-1175). There is no need to complete the income statement in this case.
If you run a business, you must complete the tax return for self-employed persons and businesses. It must be submitted online. Some will receive the tax return for wage earners and pensioners – find out what to do if this applies to you.
If you notice errors in your tax return, you may correct the tax basis yourself. You can still make corrections after you've received the tax assessment notice. You may submit a correction several times, but the correction must have been submitted no later than 3 years after the deadline for submitting the tax return.
If the tax basis was assessed by the tax authorities, it can only be changed by submitting a written appeal.
If an authorized accountant or auditor has completed your tax return, you'll find the tax return in your inbox on altinn.no – For processing by me. You must check and sign the tax return.
Log in to Altinn, open your tax return, check that the stated information and attachments are correct and complete. If they are, "sign" and submit the tax return online on Altinn.
- Businesses can apply for extended deadline.
- New deadline for businesses who are granted an extension, will be 20 August. No extensions will be granted beyond 20 August.
- The deadline for receipt of applications is 31 May.
- If the tax return is submitted after the deadline, an explanation for the late submission must be attached.
- Spouses of self-employed persons who are not self-employed themselves do not need to apply for extention of the deadline. Spouses will automatically be granted the same extended deadline as the self-employed person.
If you are unable to submit within the deadline, you may be issued with an enforcement fine.