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Norway hikes transport & hotel VAT 2016


Norway hikes transport & hotel VAT 2016

Norway has announced an increase in its reduced 8% VAT rate to 10% from 1 January 2016. The rise will help fund a cut in the corporate income tax from 27% to 22%.

Norway’s lowest reduced VAT rate applies to hotel and holiday home accommodation, public transport, cinema entrance and the state TV licence. Norway also has reduced VAT rates of 11.11% and 15% (foods).  The standard VAT rate in Norway is 25%.

The country has also approved a previously announced zero-rating for e-newspapers and e-journals.

The corporation tax cut will come in two stages. Initially the rate will drop to 25% from the start of 2016. It will then fall to 22% in 2018.


VP Global Indirect Tax
Richard Asquith
VP Global Indirect Tax Richard Asquith
Richard Asquith is VP Global Indirect Tax at Avalara, helping businesses understand their compliance obligations as they grow globally. He is part of the European leadership team which this year won International Tax Review's Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard qualified as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.