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Do you work for a company? if so, they should make sure all your Norwegian Tax paperwork is done.

Basically, their tax year runs Jan to december. Any work you carry out there which are oil or gas related is Norwegian taxable, each country have different agreements with Norway, Ill assume you are UK.

There is a monthly allowance that you can earn without paying tax on (something like first £400 isnt taxable). You can also deduct 15% as you are a foreigner. You need to make sure yoru company has registered you as being exempt from Norwegian National Insurance a swell.

If you work onboard a ship, you MAY be able to claim a Seafafers deduction (30%). In order to claim it you must spend at least 130 day per calendar year working onboard a ship which is registered to work in Norway (note, you dont HAVE to be in Norwegian sector, but the boat has to be registered to work there).

However thers is a limited list of work activities for the ship that are allowable time. These include construction and maintenance but NOT anchor handling, supply boat runs, survey.

At the end of the tax year, you need to fill in a Norwegian tax form, filling in all the above information and filling in a Seafarers Allowance form.

If you are a UK taxpayer, it can be a slight advantage to spend some time working in Norway as it reduces the amount you will have to pay 40% Higher rate of tax on. However, if you are able to claim back all of your UK tax, then you should avoid working in Norway as much as you can as you basically have to pay some of their tax.

Hope this helps.
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Thanks rayshields, you certainly taught me a thing or two there. The Nogs dont make it easy for a fella to earn a living!!

Much abliged for the info, it helps agreat deal....I just need to check all the vessels Ive been on and see if they meet the Norwegian Registration requirements.
Thats a hard one!!

By the awy, I am UK based....and your right ...the moral is NOT TO WORK IN NORWAY!!!!!!

Cheers
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If you try the guy's I put in under consultants they will do your Norwegian tax for you.

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Unless you can get the company to cover the tax it's just not worth the effort in my book. I know of people still struggling to sort tax after a job or two in Norway, and that is a couple of years after the event!

There is so much work around worldwide, which you can carry out without all this tax hassle, that I personally think it better that the Norwegians be left to sort their own oilfields out.
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Here's a link to the Norwegian tax people which might help some guys out. It's in English and about as easy to understand as the UK tax stuff. Worth a visit though.

http://www.skatteetaten.no/Templates/GenereltInnhold.aspx?id=9125&epslanguage=NO
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If I work on a Norwegian oil and gas job thru an agency with whom I am registered as self employed, how do the norwegians get their tax, from the agency or from me directly?
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Have just paid a bunch of Tax in Norway for my Days working there on a vessel.
Can we claim any of it back on Seafares Tax like in the UK ???

Or dont they do that for us foreigners??

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asterisk for US citizens working norway...you can work up to 60 days in norway no tax. Get the noggie bonus, have a dead mother at day 58. EU guys can't do this, they pay tax from day one.
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ginamc wrote:
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If you work onboard a ship, you MAY be able to claim a Seafafers deduction (30%). In order to claim it you must spend at least 130 day per calendar year working onboard a ship which is registered to work in Norway (note, you dont HAVE to be in Norwegian sector, but the boat has to be registered to work there).

However thers is a limited list of work activities for the ship that are allowable time. These include construction and maintenance but NOT anchor handling, supply boat runs, survey.

At the end of the tax year, you need to fill in a Norwegian tax form, filling in all the above information and filling in a Seafarers Allowance form.



As a salaried rover, who do I contact regarding claiming this Seafarers Allowance form? The company accountant doesn't know anything about this. Do I need to do it myself, through my own accountant (same as UK FED)? I have been working on a Norwegian registered ship for the required amount of days, doing construction work, oil and gas related.

TIA
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low_ir wrote:
ginamc wrote:
This is one carried over from the old forum


If you work onboard a ship, you MAY be able to claim a Seafafers deduction (30%). In order to claim it you must spend at least 130 day per calendar year working onboard a ship which is registered to work in Norway (note, you dont HAVE to be in Norwegian sector, but the boat has to be registered to work there).

However thers is a limited list of work activities for the ship that are allowable time. These include construction and maintenance but NOT anchor handling, supply boat runs, survey.

At the end of the tax year, you need to fill in a Norwegian tax form, filling in all the above information and filling in a Seafarers Allowance form.



As a salaried rover, who do I contact regarding claiming this Seafarers Allowance form? The company accountant doesn't know anything about this. Do I need to do it myself, through my own accountant (same as UK FED)? I have been working on a Norwegian registered ship for the required amount of days, doing construction work, oil and gas related.

TIA


If you are salaried, then your company must be dealing with the Norwegian tax authorities, they should be able to get the form for you. If you contact the Central Office for Foreign Tax Affairs (COFTA) in Stavanger +47 51 96 96 00 or email postkassesfu@skatteetaten.no they can send it to you.

Why do you use an accountant if you are salaried? And if you are using an accountant, if he does not know about dealing with Norwegian tax, get one that does.
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Why do you use an accountant if you are salaried? And if you are using an accountant, if he does not know about dealing with Norwegian tax, get one that does.


I use my own accountant to sort my UK FED Seafarers Tax out. The company accoutant deals with the Norwegians, he doesn't claim money back for me (he doesn't for the UK tax, that's down to me to sort out). He just submits the paperwork to the authorities.

Thanks for the info anyway Ray, I'll speak to my own accountant and get the forms sent to me.
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There are a few things you can claim for. For a start, you are entitled to a 15% discound for being a foreigner. You are also entitled to earn something like NOK3600 a month before having to pay tax (but it depends on how much you work there, if you spend less than 12 months a year its a appropriate % of the allowance).

This is all in addition of any seafaers allowance. You should also be registered to be exempt Norwegian National Insurance, your company should have done that. Best to check with Norway
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Hi - I'm all new here; was wondering if you can provide some updated info (if necessary, of course) about the Norwegian taxes... I'm looking to get a job there, so if there are any changes, would love to hear from you!

Thank you!
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As a UK resident non SED qualifying freelance working in Norway is a tax minefield.

For a smooth stress free contract it is important to get a Norwegian qualified accountant to manage your tax. I use Advanced Solutions a company in Sandnes which has been very good indeed for me

Second if you have a ltd company in the UK pay a modest retainer and get a form E101 so you are exempt from Norwegian NICS.

Third declare your Norwegian pay and tax paid to HMRC on your tax return, you may get a rebate of the difference between what you paid in Norway and what you would have paid in the UK.

If you are non resident, tax free or have no reciprocal tax agreement where you live it could be expensive.

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