The Government adopted an amendment to the VAT Act, which provides for replacing the VAT declaration with SAF-T (i.e. JPK_VAT files). Continue reading
SAF-T will most likely be mandatory from 1 January 2020 in Norway. According to the SAF-T rules, the Tax Authorities may ask for the general ledger and the customer and supplier specifications (sub ledgers) to be provided in a specific xml format.
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
Seven years ago, we launched our World Wide VAT forum with the aim of providing our clients with insights on the latest global trends in indirect taxation (VAT/GST/sales tax/excise taxes) and creating a platform where international business people dealing with the same indirect tax issues can meet. 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