Norway to implement new VAT declaration rules in 2022

This is what you need to know

28. September

From 1 January 2022, VAT in Norway will have to be reported in a completely new way. The process will be based on the so-called standardized SAF-T codes and the VAT return can be sent directly from your financial system.

Reporting via SAF-T allows you to report information about transactions at a more detailed level. This is partly for the sake of more effective regulatory control.

What do the new rules mean for you?

Going forward, you can submit your VAT return in two ways:

  • You can upload a file with the SAF-T codes directly from your financial system to the tax authorities if your system supports this (see the SAF-T codes here)

  • If you are unable to upload the file, you can still complete your VAT return manually via the tax authorities’ portal (if you use this method, there is a greater risk that your business will be singled out for inspection)

Reporting Norwegian VAT becomes easy and clear for you as an IntraVAT customer

If you are an IntraVAT customer, we will report the VAT for you based on the information you upload to us. All communication takes place electronically via our specially designed solution. 

And the best part? You no longer have to lie sleepless at night fearing that you have blown a deadline or required action. We will let you know when there's something you need to do or be aware of.

Do you have questions about VAT reporting or SAF-T?

If you are already an IntraVAT customer, you do not need to do anything. You will be contacted before the end of October. Here you will get help for a smooth and seamless implementation and you will get a thorough introduction to the new rules and an insight into how it affects your business.

If you are not already a customer and need assistance with your Norwegian VAT return, you can always contact us for further guidance. 

Whether you are a customer or not, you are more than welcome to contact Marlene Lisby or Linda-Sophia Danielsen on tel. +45 7430 2360 or at who will be more than happy to help you get started.