Norway introduced VAT on supplies from abroad of electronic services to consumers (B2C) as from 1 July 2011. VAT is collected through a simplified registration arrangement, called the VOES-scheme, similar to the MOSS scheme in the EU. Reporting of output VAT is done electronically on a quarterly basis, but VAT recovery is not possible through the scheme. Supplies of electronic services to Norwegian businesses (B2B) is VAT taxable on the purchasers hand via the reverse charge mechanism. Continue reading
We experience that foreign Entrepreneurs believe that VAT in Norway on supplies of goods with installation can be handled by B2B customer on a reverse charge basis, similar to the VAT treatment in most EU countries. Sadly, since Norway is not a member of the EU, the reverse charge mechanism is not applicable, and the supplier will in most cases be obliged to register for VAT in Norway and charge Norwegian VAT to its customer. Continue reading
The Standard Audit File for Tax is increasingly adopted within European countries. Even if SAF-T in Norway has been subject to preparatory works and an ongoing debate since 2014, it still raises a lot of questions due to lack of information from the tax authorities. Continue reading
The next country who requires provision of data in standardised way is Norway: based on the initial suggestion made by the Norwegian Ministry of Finance, companies must be ready to send accounting information in the SAF-T Format to the tax authorities upon their request (e.g. in case of a tax audit). Continue reading
Accounting system, accounts, VAT codes and customs clearance systems must be updated and make compatible with the new VAT return. This is necessary in order to extract figures specified according to the 19 items in the VAT return. Upgrade of the ERP is unavoidable.
The deadlines for submission and payment will remain unchanged. Continue reading