VAT in Norway, how does it work? You would like to do business in Norway, but are you VAT liable in Norway? Like in all European countries, VAT exists also in Norway. And you have to charge VAT on most of your sales and purchases in Norway. Moreover, like all Norwegian companies, when you do business in Norway (even if you are not permanently based in Norway) you have to comply with the Norwegian legislation for VAT. How do you know that you comply?
VAT facts that matter
Input VAT is the VAT that accrues on the purchase of taxable goods or services. Companies registered in VAT register can deduct this input VAT charged in their VAT accounts. Certain goods and services are excluded however. The right to deduct input tax applies, in principle, to VAT on goods and services purchased for use in business activities that are liable to VAT only.
When registered in the VAT register you need a VAT-representative
Arborealis knows more about the VAT and VAT representation in Norway. We support you in growing your business in Norway.
More general information about the Norwegian VAT return can be found here.
For those who want to read more on VAT & tax matters
The Guide on Norwegian VAT gives more information on Norwegian VAT.
Sometimes you might want to check that a Norwegian VAT number exists.