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Norway VAT Report and Import VAT deferment

  • Jul 11, 2016 | Richard Asquith

Norway VAT Report and Import VAT deferment

Norway is to introduce a new VAT report from 1 January 2017. The return, ‘Skattemelding’ is a monthly filing.

Changes to import VAT

The Norweign government has also implemented a import VAT deferment scheme. VAT registered businesses, resident and non-resident, will not be required to pay import VAT at the time of brining goods into the country. Instead, the company may declare the VAT in the new return, and offset against output VAT charged on sales. There is therefore no cash payment.


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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 can be contacted at: richard.asquith@avalara.com. He is part of the European leadership team which won International Tax Review's 2019 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.