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Skattemelding 2017Tax Return – Foreign employer

If you have worked for a foreign employer in Norway, you need to submit your tax return to the Central Tax Office- Foreign Tax Affairs (COFTA/SFU). Also if you have a family in your country of origin you will have the right to deductions resulting from pendler status which could be costs of travels, accommodation and sustenance in Norway. Below you will find all the necessary information about the documentation that is required to settle your tax in this option.

List of documents:

  • Document Selvangivelse 2017/Skattemelding/Tax Return 2017 – This document arrives in late March or at the beginning of April. You haven’t received your tax return? Send only the PIN codes!
  • PIN codes for the Altinn/MinID system. You don’t have PIN codes? Order them here
  • Certificate of income and advanced paid tax, which says how much you have earned in Norway in year 2017; Årsoppgave from NAV if a benefit was paid * excluding child benefit and care allowance
  • A-1 Certificate- Issued by the Social Insurer, provided by your employer. This certificate states that all your social contributions have been paid in the country of your origin.
  • Monthly salary payment confirmations, for each month of work in Norway in year 2017 or a summary “lønnslipp” which summarizes the whole year
  • IF YOU WANT TO APPLY FOR THE PENDLER STATUS YOU HAVE TO DOCUMENT A MINIMUM OF 3 TRIPS TO YOUR FAMILY IN A GIVEN TAX YEAR (journey there and back equals to 1 trip).

  • Marriage certificate –(abridged copy not older than 2 years) translated to English\Norwegian
  • Certificate of joint residency with your spouse/child/children- an up-to-date document which is issued in year 2017 by the Population Evidence Office, indicating the start date of common residency
  • ATTENTION: IF YOU ARE NOT REGISTERED UNDER THE SAME ADDRESS AS YOUR FAMILY, IT IS POSSIBLE TO WRITE DOWN A STATEMENT IN FRONT OF NOTARY CONFIRMING JOINT COHABITATION AND RUNNING A JOINT HOUSEHOLD. THIS STATEMENT NEEDS TO BE TRANSLATED IN TO ENGLISH OR NORWEGIAN LANGUAGE. UNFORTUNATELY THE TAX OFFICE IS NOT OBLIGED TO ACCEPT THE DEDUCTION WE ARE APPLYING FOR.

  • If you have paid for accommodation and electricity by yourself, please enclose a copy of a document confirming the amount of payments made in 2017. Documents needed: lease agreement+ bank statements or monthly salary payments (it the accomodation was deducted by employ).
    ATTENTION! You are allowed to pay up to 10 000 NOK for rent / electricity per year in cash. A written statement from your landlord will be needed in order to confirm the amount of payments made in 2017.
  • Please enclose travel confirmations in a form of tickets/boarding passes or reservations
  • IF YOU ARE APPLYING FOR THE 2ND TAX CLASS (condition: SPOUSE’S GROSS EARNINGS MUST BE LOWER THAN AN EQUIVALENT OF 46 640 NOK ) Provide us with:

  • Marriage certificate –(abridged copy not older than 2 years)
  • Certificate of your spouse’s gross earnings for the given tax year issued by your country’s Tax Office
  • Certificate of joint residency with your spouse/child/children- an up-to-date document which is issued in year 2018 by the Population Evidence Office
  • IF YOU HAVE CHILDREN WHICH TILL THE END OF YEAR 2017 WERE UNDER AGE OF 12 YOU CAN DEDUCT COSTS OF NURSESRY SCHOOL, BABY SITTER, KINDERGARTEN, SPORTS ACTIVITIES THAT ARE CO-ORGANIZED BY THE SCHOOL OR A SPORT CLUB (EXCLUDING THE ACTIVITIES THAT ARE BEING HELD ON DAYS OFF FROM SCHOOL!). IN ORDER TO DO SO PLEASE PROVIDE US WITH:

  • Child/childrens birth certificate(s) (abridged copy not older than 2 years)
  • Certificate of joint residency with your child/children- an up-to-date document which is issued in year 2018 by the Population Evidence Office
  • Certificate issued by the nursery school /kindergarten/ institution organizing sports activities which states the amount of payment(s) made in 2017(with parents and the child’s personal data, stamp of the institution, summary amount paid in 2017)
  • ATTENTION: This deduction cannot be combined with the deduction of 10% standardfradrag

    THE NORWEGIAN TAX OFFICE HAS TIGHTENED AND ITENSIFIED VERFICATION OF DOCUMENTATION WHICH IS ENCLOSED TO THE TAX RETURN. DUE TO THAT FACT COPIES OF ORIGINALLY ISSUED FOREIGN CERTIFICATES MUST BE ATTACHED TO THE TRANSLATIONS OF THOSE DOCUMENTS. WE ALSO REMIND YOU THAT ALL DOCUMENTS THAT ARE NOT ISSUED ON EU FORMS MUST BE TRANSLATED TO ENGLISH OR NORWEGIAN LANGUAGE.

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In order to settle your tax in Norway properly:

Fill in the form

and send it to Polish Connection’s office




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