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Do you live in Norway and work in another Nordic country for a private sector employer?

This applies to you who live in Norway and work for a private employer in another Nordic country. This information only applies to taxation of your income from employment.

See here if you have a public sector employer, who work as a seaman or airline personnel, who work on the Danish continental shelf, or who have income as an artist or sportsperson.               

Your employer is from the country of work

You must pay tax on your salary in the country of work. There are certain exceptions; see below under "Special rules".

Your employer is from a country other than the country of work

You must pay tax on your salary in the country of work when one of the following conditions is met:

If none of these conditions is met, your salary will only be liable to tax in Norway. There are certain exceptions; see below under "Special rules".

Taxation in Norway

Salary income which may be taxed in another Nordic country will also be liable to tax in Norway. You must declare the income in your Norwegian tax return. You must complete the form RF-1150E 'Reduction of income tax on wages'. In the tax assessment you will have a reduction of your Norwegian tax so that you do not pay tax in Norway on your salary income.

Special rules

Cross-border commuters

If you live in Norway in a municipality which has a border with Sweden and work in a border municipality in Sweden, you will be covered by the cross-border commuter rule. The same applies if you live in Norway in a municipality which has a border with Finland and work in a border municipality in Finland. If you are a cross-border commuter, you only have to pay tax on your salary in Norway. It is a condition that you stay regularly in your permanent home in Norway at least two days a week (spending the night). 

The new Svinesund bridge

If you live in Norway and work on the maintenance and operation of the new Svinesund bridge, you will only have to pay tax on your salary in Norway, even if you actually work in Sweden.

Directors' fees

You must pay tax in Norway if you receive remuneration for board work from a company in another Nordic country. The income may also be taxed in the country in which the company is resident. This applies regardless of where the work is actually carried out.

If you have paid tax in another Nordic country, you can claim a deduction from your Norwegian tax for the tax that you have paid on your income in the other country (credit). You must complete the form RF-1147E 'Deduction for tax paid abroad by a person (credit)'.

National Insurance scheme (social security) membership

There are specific rules to determine which country's National Insurance scheme (social security scheme) you will be a member of. Contact NAV in Norway or the social security authorities in the country in which you work for more information.

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