Payroll for contractors and companies

Payroll in Norway

Payroll for contractors and companies

Payroll in Norway

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For foreign companies having employees in Norway, payroll is a crucial service that just need to work perfectly. ECOVIS in Norway is a premium payroll provider specialized in payroll and tax reporting for foreign professionals with assignment in our country.


We provide an all-inclusive service where we handle everything from gathering of information, to payroll processing, tax reporting and payments.

Payroll for contractors

We are specialized in payroll solutions for contractors and foreign companies with one or more employees in Norway. For contractors we register a branch office (NUF) which we employ the consultant to. Contact us now for a projection on how the estimated retention will be with our payroll for contractor solution.

Tax calculation

Send us your figures, and we can generate a free tax calculation and net pay estimate. Norway has a complex tax system, and using a professional service provider is crucial.

Holiday pay

The holiday pay rate in Norway is minimum 10,2%, and is accrued during the year and paid out the following summer. Confused? Contact us to learn more.

At ECOVIS we aim for the best

Our team of specialists provide a high level of service and ensure dedication and focus on your unique needs. We are able to provide and facilitate payroll in accordance to local legislation – tailored to your preferred set-up, mix of employees and requirements.

We ensure to keep you well informed on legislative changes to ensure on full compliance with local law and legislation.

Our payroll consultants and accountants have focus on your data being processed timely and correctly in order to secure an on-time payment of salaries and correct reporting/settlement towards the different authorities in accordance with the strict GDPR rules.

In Norway the holiday pay is accrued during the year, and settled either at the end of a contract or before the holiday the following year. The minimum number of holidays are 21 (equal to 10,2% holiday pay rate).

National insurance or social contributions are calculated based on an employees gross taxable wage. In Norway there are several zones giving different rates, but the most common rate is 14,1% of a gross salary. EU nationals working for EU companies might apply for A1 forms, which enables a rate of 0% in Norway.

The Norwegian tax rates are based on size of the gross salary, and has bracket levels giving higher rates on higher salaries.

All employees in Norway must apply for a tax card before they start working in Norway. This card specifies how much withholding taxes that the employer must deduct and pay to the authorities, but the actual taxes might be higher or lower than what the card specifies.

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