New simplified tax scheme for foreign workers from 2019

From 2019 there will be a new and simplified tax scheme for foreign workers.

PAYE (Pay As you Earn) will take effect from 2019 for foreign workers the first year they work in Norway.  The scheme is applicable for those working in Norway for short periods of time, and those who are not tax residents in Norway. The scheme also applies to most foreign workers the year in which they become tax residents in Norway.

What is PAYE scheme:

  • Income from employment is taxed at a rate of 25%, included national contributions of 8,2%.
  • Taxes are deducted directly from the salary and is settled when salary is received.
  • No need to submit the tax return, nor wait for tax assessments.

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