Doing Business in Norway

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articleCreated with Sketch.10. February 2020

If you are planning to sell services or products in Norway or hire out employees, there are several reporting and registration obligations you must comply with. Tax and VAT liability and social security issues must be assessed, and you must follow Norwegian labour law. There may also be immigration issues which must be considered.


Ræder’s lawyers have extensive experience in assisting foreign companies in legal matters related to their business in Norway and advise on: 

  • Advise on type of entity
  • Company/Branch (“NUF”) registration
  • Evaluation of tax and VAT liability
  • Interpretation of tax treaties
  • Completion and submission of individual and company tax returns
  • VAT reporting
  • Registration in the VAT register
  • VAT representation
  • Reporting of contracts and employees in Norway (RF-1199 and RF-1198)
  • Application for a Norwegian ID-number and identity check
  • ID-cards for construction workers
  • Payroll routines and salary withholding tax compliance
  • National Insurance Scheme and social security contribution
  • Accounting legislation
  • Labour Law
  • Immigration law


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