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Kampheimveien 43 D, 0685 Oslo, Norway

Organization number: 920 272 916


 

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NORWEGIAN VAT (MVA)

When you have registered your company in Norway, as a general rule, all businesses with a turnover above 50 000 NOK during the past 12 months must collect, report and pay VAT (In Norwegian VAT is called MVA). We can be your Norwegian VAT representative, and take care of your Norwegian VAT registration and your bi monthly Norwegian VAT return. 

If you have customers in Norway, you are obliged to follow the Norwegian VAT legislation. When doing business in Norway, you must pay Norwegian VAT on your purchases, but you will usually be entitled to deductions for the Norwegian VAT. Foreign businesses with taxable turnover in Norway must register in the Norwegian VAT Register in accordance with the same rules as Norwegian enterprises.

Norwegian VAT registration

If your company is performing business activities in Norway, regardless if you have subcontractors in Norway or send your own employees to Norway, you are obliged to VAT register in Norway when crossing 50 000 NOK. You must register in the VAT Register regardless of the duration of the assignment

 

The amount of 50 000 NOK refers to your total sales in Norway, during any 12-months period. If your total sales in Norway remains below 50 000 NOK then you do not need to register in the Norwegian VAT register. But once your local sales is crossing 50 000 NOK, you have to register for Norwegian VAT and comply with all of the Norwegian rules around tax rate and collection, invoices and filing returns. 

We can assist you with the VAT registration process in Norway, when your company has crossed 50 000 NOK on your total sales during a 12-months period in Norway. You will receive a VAT registration number, which establishes you in the Norwegian tax system as a legal business. 

The VAT registration process in Norway
VAT rates in Norway
Norwegian VAT representative

If the branch is not run from a fixed place of business in Norway and is covered by the provisions of the VAT Act, a Norwegian VAT representative must be registered. Norway is not a member of the EU. As a foreign company, you will need a Norwegian VAT representative, but companies from some countries can opt to be registered in the VAT Register without being affiliated to a VAT representative. If your company do not need a Norwegian VAT representative, you can also file your own Norwegian VAT reports yourselves or you can ask for Access Norway business consulting assistance. 

Once your company has been registered for Norwegian VAT, you’re expected to charge VAT on your sales and services in Norway. 

 

Norway have standard rates for the Norwegian VAT. Some sectors and areas have specific rates for Norwegian VAT:

General rate 25%

Foodstuffs 15%

Passenger transport, cinema tickets, letting of rooms 12%

Filing VAT returns in Norway
Filing VAT returns in Norway

Once your business has been registered in the VAT Register, you must submit tax returns for Norwegian VAT six times a year. The tax return for VAT is a report of VAT taxable sales and purchases made during the period.

Once your business has been registered in the VAT Register, you must submit tax returns for Norwegian VAT six times a year. The tax return for VAT is a report of VAT taxable sales and purchases made during the period.

Do you want to know more about Norwegian VAT?

We can be your Norwegian VAT representative and calculate and file your Norwegian VAT declarations, so please do not hesitate to fill out the form below and contact us if you want us to be your VAT representative in Norway or if you want more information about Norwegian VAT.