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Taxes

Do you need general information about taxes in Norway and the municipal property tax in Bergen?

In Norway income tax ("inntektsskatt") and wealth tax ("formuesskatt") are direct taxes ("direkte skatter"). Income tax is paid directly as a percentage of income, whereas wealth tax is a tax on things you own, such as a house, bank deposits etc. Taxes are paid both to the state and the local municipality. In addition, a premium is paid to the social security system to finance public hospitals, medical treatment and various social benefits.

If you need information about tax payments, how to get a tax card, tax treaties between Norway and other states go to the web-site of the Norwegian Tax Administration.

If you live in Bergen and need more detailed advice you can contact the local tax assessment office (skattekontor).

Municipal Property Tax in Bergen
Bergen City Council has decided to extend the municipal property tax also to dwellings. In Bergen the municipal authorities uses the residential property values (capital basis) established by the Tax Administration as a basis for calculating the property tax. For 2015, values from 2013 will be used.

The municipal tax collection office (Kemneren) collects this tax.