Country Knowledge

Our local member provided the following preliminary information about doing business in this country.
Please contact the firm for more information and obtain professional advice in each country concerned.
Our local member will be happy to help you proceed with your business!

General information

Languages :

  • English
  • Swedish
  • Bulgarian

Population : about 5,2 million

Currency: NOK (Norwegian kroner)

Current Exchange Rate to USD: NOK 9,9187 for each dollar

Standard corporate income tax rate:

22 %

Standard dividend withholding tax rates:

15 %

Branch taxation:

22 %

Standard Interest withholding tax:

15 %

Interest expense deduction rules:

Full deduction for interest

Standard royalty withholding tax rate:

15 %

Laws and government

Common law: Yes

Civil law: Yes

Religious: No state church. Private faith

Federal / national only?: Mostly national law

Other infos about governmental layers:

Member of European Economic Area

Data privacy rules?:


Data security rules?:


Standards & Tax treaties

Number of tax treaties: about 100

OECD MLI treaty signatory?: YES

Type of tax: VAT

Taxes on foreign products?: Yes

Taxes on foreign services?: Yes

Typical time and cost to incorporate a local private company: Around 1 month, NOK 40 000

Typical time and cost to register a branch of a foreign company: Around 1 month, NOK 10 000

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