Paying tax in Norway

The Norwegian tax system is based on everyone paying tax according to their ability to pay so that the tax burden is perceived as fair. In general, foreign workers living in Norway must pay taxes to Norway.

As a foreign worker in Norway, you can choose between two different ways of paying tax: the PAYE (Pay As You Earn) scheme and the general tax scheme. Most foreign workers automatically become part of the PAYE scheme if they have short work stays in Norway, or if it is their first year living in Norway. Learn more about tax in Norway.