How to change or add an item

In this article, we show you how to change or add an item in your tax return.

You must first log in to Altinn and open your tax return for alteration/submission. You can get help with logging in here.


1 Click ‘Change’ for the item you want to change, e.g. in this case, it's item ‘3.2 Deductions from income from employment etc.’

Shows the main overview with the items in the tax return.


 2 Click on the arrow to bring up an overview of the items.

Shows the ‘Add’ dropdown list in the list above.


 3 Select the appropriate item from the dropdown list.

If you can't find the item in the list, it will already be in the overview and you can click ‘Change’ for this item.

All items under 3.2 will be shown in the dropdown list.


 4 Click ‘Add’.

Item ‘3.2.8/3.2.9 Deductions for travel between the home and permanent workplace and home visits’ is selected in the dropdown list. Alongside is the ‘Add’ button.

For some items, you'll need to provide more information on separate forms. These forms will become available when you add an item that requires a form, and they will automatically be sent with your tax return.


5 You will see a window with fields that you must complete for the item.

6 If it's a large window, make sure you scroll all the way down to the bottom.

A dialogue box will appear with fields you have to fill in.


7 For many of the items you must state the reason for the change.

8 Click ‘OK’.

The dialogue box will be displayed scrolled to the bottom, so that the remaining fields are displayed. At the bottom is the ‘OK’ button.


9 Check that the changes have been included in the overview, and

10 Click ‘Save/Back to the list’.

The new item has been added to the list of items. At the bottom is the ‘Save/Back to list’ button.


11 The change to the item will be shown in the main overview. You can now change more items, or

12. submit your tax return by clicking ‘Check form’.

Shows the main overview where item 3.2 has been updated in the tax return.

Important information

This year, most persons will receive the tax return in a new format, divided by topics. If this applies to you, you wil find that the guidance in this page does not apply to you. Please log in and you will find the help you need directly in your tax return. Are you uncertain of which format you have received, you can read more about the different formats of tax return.