Coronavirus - important information from the Tax Administration

Become an online user

As an electronic user you can communicate with the Tax Administration and receive information, no matter where you are.

You will be notified by text message or e-mail when your tax return or tax assessment is ready, and other important information is sent from the Tax Administration.

To become an online user you need:

  • a Norwegian identification number (Norwegian national identity number or D number)
  • an electronic ID. An electronic ID is a proof of identity. There are several options for electronic ID:
    • MinID is a personal, electronic ID that gives you access to most public services.

      1. To get MinID, you first need to order a PIN code letter. It will take a couple of days before you receive it by post at the address registered with the National Population Register.
        If you have a D number, and don’t have a registered Norwegian postal address, you'll receive the PIN code letter to your address abroad.
      2. When you've received the PIN code letter, you can register an online user profile.

      More about how to register and log in with MinID.

    • BankID is a personal, electronic ID that gives you access to public services. To order BankID, you need to contact your bank.

      If you have activated BankID in your bank, you are an online user.

      More about how to order and log in with BankID.

    • BankID on mobile is a personal, electronic ID that gives you access to public services. To get BankID on mobile, you must first have a regular BankID with a code chip from your bank.

      If you've activated BankID on mobile in your bank, you're an online user.

      More about how to order and log in with BankID on mobile.

    • Buypass ID is a personal, electronic ID that gives you access to public services. If you've activated a smart card from Buypass, you're an online user.

      More about how to order and log in with Buypass ID.

    • Commfides is a personal, electronic ID that gives you access to public services. If you've activated a USB stick or a smart card from Commfides, you're an online user.

      More about how to order and log in with Commfides.

Why you should become an online user:

  • You get access to the Tax Administration's services online. In most cases, you will not need to visit the tax office or send documents in the post. You'll also get access to many other online services from local and public authorities.
  • You'll get your documents quicker. You will not need to wait for your tax deduction notice, tax assessment notice and other documents to arrive by post. You'll get a message via your mobile phone and/or e-mail when you receive any electronic information from us.
  • You'll get replies to enquiries quicker. You can have a dialogue with the Tax Administration about a case, and reply directly to the case officer using a reply form.
  • You can receive your tax assessment earlier. You'll know whether you'll get a tax refund or if you have to pay underpaid tax earlier.
  • You can at any time check what your employer has reported about you. This includes information about your income, your tax deduction and your employment relationships.
  • All communication between you and the Tax Administration will be saved in an online archive. You'll have easy access to your documents, and nobody else can read them.

If you're already an online user, you must remember to update your contact information

To receive notifications when you have received anything from us, you need to have the right mobile number and e-mail address registered in your contact information.

Your contact information will be registered in a joint database, which most public authorities are using. Local and public authorities wish to communicate with you electronically instead of on paper, but you can opt out on being an online user.