Norwegians paid NOK 944 billion in taxes last year

Money fixed interestNorwegian bank notes, Photo: Norway Today Media

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In 2019, NOK 944 billion was paid in taxes. This corresponds to an increase of 7.6 per cent compared with the previous year.

Figures from Statistics Norway (SSB) show that the personal taxpayer accounted for 76 per cent of tax payments last year. Impersonal taxpayers and petroleum activities accounted for 10 and 14 per cent of payments respectively.

Including the petroleum tax, almost four-fifths of the total tax payments last year went to the state and the national insurance. About a fifth went to the municipalities and county municipalities.

Tax on petroleum extraction, which accounted for almost one-third of total payments in 2008, accounted for just under 14 per cent in 2019. Tax payments from the petroleum sector are largely dependent on oil and gas prices, and can therefore vary in scope from year to year. .

In 2019, the tax from the petroleum sector ended at NOK 134 billion.

In Oslo, a total of NOK 173 billion was paid in tax in 2019. The county thus tops the statistics. Finnmark accounted for NOK 6 billion of tax revenues, and is thus the county that paid the least.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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