Foreign companies and sole proprietorships that have economic activity in Norway and on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, are
generally subject to taxation in Norway pursuant to Norwegian law. However, pursuant to tax treaties Norway has entered into with outher countries, activities in Norway are sometimes tax-exempt.
Contracts and sub-contracts awarded to a foreign enterprise must be reported to the Central Office for Foreign Tax Affairs. Foreign contractors are obligated to report who their employees are.
Foreign business enterprises that have turnover liable to taxation in Norway, must be registered in the Value Added Tax Register
(VAT Register). However, this does not apply if the turnover and taxable withdrawal of goods and services do not exceed NOK
50,000.00 over a 12-month period.
How to register your business in the VAT Register.
All business enterprises engaged in business activities in Norway are obligated to prepare accounts detailing their activities in Norway.