Norway Tax Refund

Income Tax Refund from Norway

All employees that work in Norway and pay income taxes are entitled to get tax refunds from their overpaid taxes. Citizens from other countries, that work in Norway, are usually entitled to get a part of their paid taxes back. The height of taxes (the percentage by which your income is taxed) is written on Tax Card (Skattekort).
Norwegian taxes are processed centrally and Pre-filled tax return (Selvangivelse/Skattemelding) is sent by Tax Office directly to each employee to check. Please make sure that you got Pre-filled tax return or eventually one of these documents after your arrival:
  • Preliminary overview of taxes to be paid (Forelopig oversikt over skatter)
  • Tax assement (Skatteoppgjor)
You also can get another document Lonns- og trekkoppgave - confirmation of income and taxes paid. You should also have identification number (Fodselsnummer) to communicate with the Norwegian Tax Office or eventually Provisional number (D-nummer).

What documents do I need to file tax return and to apply for tax refund from Norway?

You primarily need Norwegian identification number (Fodelsnummer) or eventually Provisional number (D-nummer). Please send us "Lonns- og trekkoppgave - confirmation of income and taxes paid" and Pre-filled tax return (Selvangivelse/Skattemelding) - if you have it.

What is Selvangivelse?

Selvangivelse/Skattemelding is the annual statement you receive from the Norwegian Tax Office at the end of each tax year. It contains preliminary calculation of tax liability that is calculated from the information from employers, banks, state offices, etc.
It also shows the total amount of earned money, the amount of taxes paid by your employer and tax deductions to which you are entitled.

How many years back can I apply for a tax refund?

You can apply 3 years back.

How long does it take to get the refund?

On average, between 4 to 6 months from the time your documents are sent to the Tax Authorities. The real time depends on the tax office’s process time.

How much is the service fee?

The price is 80 EUR.
The price does not include VAT or bank charges!