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TAX RETURN 2018Status pendler – family in the country of origin

If you have a family in your country of origin and you have worked for a Norwegian employer, you need to submit your tax return to a local tax office. Person who has a family in his country of origin has the right to deductions resulting from pendler status such as costs of travels, accommodation and sustenance in Norway. Below you will find all the necessary information about the documentation needed to make your tax settlement in this option.


List of documents:

  • Document Skattemelding/Tax Return 2018 – 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 we have earned in Norway in year 2018; Årsoppgave from NAV if a benefit was paid * excluding child benefit and care allowance
  • Monthly salary payment confirmations, for each month of work in Norway in year 2018 or a summary “lønnslipp” which summarizes the whole year
  • IF YOU WANT TO APPLAY 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, with full date of journey).

      Following documents will be needed:

    • Marriage certificate or child/children’s birth certificate (abridged copy not older than 2 years)
    • Certificate of joint residency with your spouse/child/children- an up-to-date document which is issued in year 2019 by the Population Evidence Office, indicating the date of when the joint registration exists
    • 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 OF 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 FORM BY THE MEANS OF SUCH STATEMENT.

    • If you have paid for accommodation and electricity by yourself, please enclose a copy of a document confirming the amount of payments made in 2018. Documets recquired: lease agreement+ bank statements or monthly salary payments.
      ATTENTION! You can pay cash up to 10 000 NOK for renting a flat / electricity. A written confirmation from the landlord about the fees paid is needed.
    • IF YOU HAVE CHILDREN WHICH TILL THE END OF YEAR 2018 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 SPORTS CLUB (EXCLUDING THE ACTIVITIES THAT ARE BEING HELD ON DAYS OFF FROM SCHOOL!). IN ORDER TO DO SO PLEASE PROVIDE US WITH:

    • Child/children’s 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 2019 by the Population Evidence Office, indicating the date of when the joint registration exists
    • Certificate issued by the nursery school /kindergarten/ institution organizing sports activities which states the amount of payment(s) made in 2018(with parents and the child’s personal data, stamp of the institution, summary amount paid in 2018)
    • ATTENTION! THE NORWEGIAN TAX OFFICE HAS TIGHTENED THE CONTROL OVER THE DOCUMENTATION. PLEASE REMEMBER TO ATTACH TO TRANSLATION OF DOCUMENTS ALSO ORIGINAL COPIES OF CERTIFICATES FROM YOUR HOME COUNTRY. WE KINDLY REMIND THAT ALL DOCUMENTS THAT ARE NOT ISSUED ON UE-FORM MUST BE TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH OR NORWEGIAN.

      IMPORTANT! There is no longer the possibility to apply for 2nd class settlement

      The rules for using the Pendler Status has also changed:

      • if you have access to kitchen, you can not deduct daily allowance.
      • you can use the accomodation deduction only for two years (*People who change municipality will be entitled to this deduction again)
    • Filled table(download)

    Please, send copies/scans of required documents (in Norwegian or English language) along with a filled out form to the below mentioned address:

    POLISH CONNECTION
    ul. Antoniego Abrahama 37/3
    81-366 Gdynia
    e-mail: gdynia@podatek.no
    e-mail: office@polishconnection.no




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