Wednesday, 23 January 2013
Six out of ten companies operating in Norway pay no taxes, according to figures from the Norwegian Tax authority.
According to various reports from the Norwegian media, only a minority
of companies, 41 percent, pay taxes. The Norwegian government in 2011,
reported missing out on Nkr29 billion in tax money.
The Norwegian Tax Directorate prepared for the Norwegian television
station NRK, shows that 99,402 taxable companies out of a total 240,889
companies paid corporation tax of 28 percent in 2011. Sole
proprietorships are not included in the figures.
Norwegian Tax Director, Svein Kristensen is concerned. He believes this
shows that to a high extent there is tax evasion in Norway. He is not
surprised that a minority of about 41 percent of the companies actually
"There are profits to be taxed. So many of these companies have either
not made profit, or they have losses from earlier operations which may
be deducted from the tax calculation," said Kristensen to NRK.
by Scancomark.com Team
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