You can now search the tax lists for the 2018 income year.
You can also check if someone has searched for you. If you search for anyone, they can see that you did.
The tax lists will remain available at skatteetaten.no for one year after they are published around the time the tax assessment is ready in October. Usually, the list is updated four times a year. After you log in, you can check in the bottom right corner of the webpage to see what date the content was last updated.
Find out who searched for you
The Storting has decided that logs must be kept of who performs searches in the tax lists. Having to log in makes it possible to limit the amount of information that an individual can view. The log in is also used to make available information about who searched for you.
That means you can find out who searched for you in the tax lists. When you are logged in to search in the tax lists, you can click on søkestatistikk in the top menu in to see statistics about who searched for you. You can see the name, year of birth, postcode and postal town of those who searched for you. The list of who has searched for and viewed your information is updated hourly.
How to search
You must log in to search the tax lists. You must be 16 or older to search in the tax lists.
You can view the tax list information for up to 500 people per calendar month. There are differences between searches and views. When you search for a person, you’ll bring up a list of hits with people who match your search information. It will only count as a view when you click on an individual to view their tax list information.
If you click a name, but no information comes up, you’ve used your 500 views. You can continue searching, but you will not be able to view the tax list information. The number of views will be reset on the 1st of each month. A warning message will appear on the screen when you have 50 or fewer views remaining.
What information do the tax lists contain?
These tax lists contain the following information:
- year of birth (organisation number for companies)
- postcode and postal town
- net income (general income before deducting special allowances. The net income does not include supplements to general income according to section 10-42 of the Taxation Act, or upward adjusted general income according to sections 10-11, 10-31, 10-42 and 10-44 of the Taxation Act)
- net wealth
- tax (skatt)
No other information is published.
Please note that the figures are not necessarily final. For example, the figures may be altered because of an appeal against a tax assessment.
Who are in the tax lists?
The tax lists contain information on personal and non-personal taxpayers who’ve received a tax assessment notice. "Non-personal taxpayers" means private limited companies, etc.
You cannot opt out of the tax list. This applies to both the tax lists published at skatteetaten.no and the tax lists that are distributed to the press.
The tax lists for personal taxpayers will not contain the following:
- information on anyone with a blocked address (pursuant to the National Registry Act)
- information on anyone where the inclusion of information could reveal a client relationship
- information on anyone aged 17 or under at the end of the income year
- information on anyone without a permanent residence
- information on the deceased
The information is up-to-date at the time the tax lists are produced. Persons who are given a blocked address after this date will be included in the tax lists for the next update.
End of searches via online newspapers
The possibility of searching tax lists via online newspapers ceased with effect from 2011. The Storting introduced this restriction. The aim is to prevent the information from being used for commercial purposes. You’ll still find tax lists from previous years in online newspapers, etc., until the media remove the information themselves. The quality of these lists will inevitably deteriorate as they become older.
The press may still receive electronic tax lists for journalistic purposes, but it must then sign an agreement which regulates the use of such lists. If you want to know more about what constitutes “press”, you can read Prop. 116 LS (2010-2011) point 220.127.116.11. By signing the agreement, the press undertakes to not to publish online or disclose to others any part of a tax list. However, the press can still refer to private individuals in newspaper articles and publish top lists'.
The rules concerning distribution to the press are set out in section 9-7 of the Tax Administration Act.
Public tax lists
The Storting has decided that the tax lists are to be public. This is because the opportunity to check the tax assessment process in general, as well as for individuals and groups of taxpayers, must be available in our society.
You can still go to a tax office to see the tax lists, but they'll no longer have them available on paper. Instead, they'll provide a PC which you can use to log in and search. The tax offices can help you search the tax lists, but you must log in using your own electronic ID in order to look up information.