View, edit or submit the tax return

You're responsible for ensuring that the information given in your tax return is correct. You must check the information and correct any errors and add any missing information. 

Log in, check and submit your tax return:

Open your tax return

When you have opened the tax return, you must:

It's important that you check your tax return.

  1. Check salary and paid tax
    Check that what you have received in salary and paid in tax are correct. You can cross-check the amounts in the annual statement of incomes, deductions and tax deductions you receive from you employer, with the amounts in the tax return. You can check what your employer(s) have reported.

  2. Check pensions or disability benefit
    Check that what you receive in pension or disability benefit is correct. You will receive a summary from NAV, or anyone else you receive a pension or benefits from. You can check what has been reported.

  3. Check debts and capital/wealth
    Check that the amounts for debt and capital/wealth are correct. We get these figures from the companies or organisations you have debt or capital/wealth with. You can get a valuation discount when assessing your wealth. If granted, this discount will be pre-completed in your tax return.

You can also check if you are entitled to make additional deductions using our deduction wizard. If you are entitled to deductions, they can reduce the basis on which we calculate your tax. Then you can pay less tax. Some deductions will be pre-completed, while others you must fill in yourself.

To get help with what to check, use our guide to the topics in the tax return: Help to get the taxes right.

If any information is incorrect or missing from the tax return you have received, you must make the necessary changes. For example, you may have bought a house or a car, sold shares or got married.

You can make changes in the tax return after you have submitted. Remember to re-submit the tax return after you making the changes.

For help on what to change and why, visit our overview of topics and deductions in the tax return.

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The deadline for making corrections and submitting the tax return is 30 April. 

You can change and submit as many times as you need, even after the deadline has passed. You do not need to send us documentation before we ask for it.

Tax returns not submitted by 30 April will be considered as having been submitted with the pre-completed information as stated when the deadline expired.

Self-employed

If you own a sole proprietorship, you have to submit a tax return regardless, and you have to submit it electronically.

1. Check the information

Every month, your employer will send you documentation of the salary you've been paid and the amount of tax that's been deducted. Every January, your employer will also send you an annual statement showing your salary payments and tax deductions over the previous year. When you receive your tax return, you must check the information against these documents.

Other information you must check includes debt, interest on debt, wealth and interest income. 

2. Check whether you are entitled to deductions

You may be entitled to deduct various expenses from your taxable income. These are referred to as deductions and you must add these to your tax return.

3. Fill in additional information

If you're a foreign employee and have worked for a foreign company in Norway, or if you've worked for a Norwegian or foreign company on the Norwegian continental shelf, you should include this in your return. This is important to ensure that your tax assessment is correct.

4. Do you have wealth or income abroad?
If you have wealth or income abroad, it's important that you enter information on this in your tax return. Examples of wealth and income include property, bank deposits and interest income.

5. Tax liability

If you don't believe you're liable to pay tax in Norway, you should delete the income you believe isn't taxable to Norway from your tax return.

6. Residents of the Nordic region

Nordic citizens who are liable to pay tax in Norway but have paid withholding tax in their Nordic home country must notify the tax authorities in their home country that the withholding tax must be transferred to Norway.

7. Check that the address stated in your tax return is correct

You must notify the Norwegian Tax Administration if your address is wrong.

8. Register your bank account details

Fill in your bank account details for the payment of any amount you're owed.

You must amend your tax return yourself

If you discover errors or have received new or late information, you must amend your tax return yourself. You must do this by submitting your tax return with the necessary changes to the Norwegian Tax Administration. This applies from the tax return for 2016 onwards. You must submit an appeal if you discover any errors in your tax assessment for 2015 or earlier.

  • You can do this electronically in Altinn.
  • or by post to:

    The Norwegian Tax Administration
    PO.Box 430, Alnabru
    0614 OSLO

Deadline

The deadline for submitting the tax return is 30 April.

You can apply for an extension of one month. You must apply by 30 April.

In the tax return, you'll find a provisional tax calculation.

This may be changed after you’ve submitted. When you’ve submitted your tax return, we’ll go through all the information.

You’ll see whether you have to pay more tax or if you're entitled to a refund in your tax assessment.

Other tax returns

If you receive the tax return on paper, you must check that everything is correct, make the necessary changes and submit it on paper. You can also log in and submit it electronically, even if you received yours on paper.

You do not have to submit the tax return if there are no changes to be made.

Send it to:
Skatteetaten SL
Postboks 430, Alnabru
0614 Oslo

If you believe that any pre-filled amounts are wrong, you should correct them by putting a line through the amount and entering the correct amount in the column called "corrected to”.

You must enter deductions, income, capital/wealth and debts that have not been pre-filled yourself under the item called “Any amounts that have not been pre-filled must be entered here”. You must then state which item the amount belongs to. If you do not know the number of the item, you can get help under Find item.

  • You must enter deduction and debt amounts that are new or have changed with a minus prefix (Example: -100).
  • Income and wealth amounts must be entered without a prefix (Example: 100)

You can print your tax return if you, for example, want to use it

  • as a draft when you check your tax return
  • send it as documentation to someone else, such as your bank or the municipality.

How to print your tax return

 

The deadline for submitting the tax return for businesses this year is 31 May. This applies to for example self-employed persons and limited liability companies.

View the tax return for businesses

 

The Tax Administration sent out the tax return in a new format for most wage earners and pensioners for the 2019 income year.

Here, you’ll find information on what you as a professional adviser should be aware of when you submit the tax return on behalf of others.

When a person dies, their address is automatically deleted from the National Population Register. No tax return will therefore be sent out. If you still want us to send the deceased person's tax return/tax assessment notice, you must contact us.

Read more about the tax return for a deceased person.

 

 

You can still change your tax return for the last 3 years.

Why does my tax return look different?

This year, most people will get the tax return in a new format. When you log in to see your tax return, you’ll automatically find the tax return you must use, and you’ll get help and guidance there.

Read more about the different formats of the tax return

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