Norway Tax Laws and Regulations

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Norway Tax Laws

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Overview of Taxes in Norway

Taxable income in NOK, Euros (€) and US Dollars (US$)

Tax TypePercentages
General Income Tax
Flat rate of22.0%
Personal Income Tax (Bracket Tax)
NOK 184,800 (€17,980, US$20,270) to NOK 260,100 (€25,318, US$28,530)1.7%
Three other bands with a top rate of
Over NOK 1,021,550 (€99,459, US$112,106)16.2%
Social Insurance Taxes
Employers’ typical contribution (reduced in low population areas)14.1%
Corporate Income Tax (CIT)
Resident companies taxed on profits22.0%
Some financial companies25.0%
Withholding Tax (WHT)
Royalties and lease payments for shipping22.0%
Indirect Taxes
Value Added Tax top rate on goods and services25.0%
Food and beverages and some other categories15.0%
Transport and domestic ferry services, leisure and culture activities12.0%
Capital Gains Tax (CGT)
Residents’ investments and capital gains are taxed as general income22.0%

Norway Individual Tax – Single, Married

Individuals become tax residents by living in Norway for more than 183 days in a 12-month period or for 270 days over three years and pay tax on their worldwide income. Non-residents are liable for taxes on certain categories of income earned in Norway and since 2019 have been able to opt for a Pay-As-You-Go (PAYE) system. Norway has a dual tax system for individuals with a flat rate of 22% applying to ‘general income’ and four rates from 1.7% to 16.2% applying to ‘personal income’. The tax year runs from January 1 until December 31.

Taxable income in NOK, Euros (€) and US Dollars (US$)

Tax TypePercentages
General Income Tax
Flat rate of22.0%
Personal Income Tax
Up to NOK 184,800 (€17,980, US$20,270)0%
NOK 184,800 to NOK 260,100 (€25,318, US$28,530)1.7%
NOK 260,100 to NOK 651,250 (€25,471, US$28,707)4.0%
NOK 651,250 to NOK 1,021,550 (€99,459, US$112,106)13.2%
Over NOK 1,021,55016.2%
Employee Social Insurance Taxes