Increased tax payments despite lower petroleum taxes

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Total taxes paid amount to NOK 274 billion at the end of April 2017. This equals an increase of 1.3 per cent from the corresponding period last year.

Figure 1. Total taxes on extraction of petroleum as a percentage of total tax payments
Figure 1. Total taxes on extraction of petroleum as a percentage of total tax payments
Per cent
Dec. 2008 31.7
June 2009 25.6
Dec. 2009 23.8
June 2010 17.9
Dec. 2010 22.1
June 2011 21.4
Dec. 2011 25.8
June 2012 24.4
Dec. 2012 26.9
June 2013 25.1
Dec. 2013 23.5
June 2014 20.6
Dec.2014 20.3
June 2015 15.8
Dec. 2015 13.0
June 2016 8.2
Dec. 2016 5.4
Apr. 2017 6.5

Total petroleum taxes paid are nearly NOK 4.7 billion lower than the total receipt for April 2016. Despite the reduced petroelum taxes, however, total taxes paid have increased. Total taxes paid between January and April 2017 are NOK 3 billion higher than in the corresponding period last year.

In April 2017, the accumulated petroleum taxes made up 6.5 per cent of total tax payments. This share is significantly lower than compared to earlier years. For a number of years, this share has on average amounted to well over 20 per cent of the total payments, and over 30 per cent at its highest.

Figure 2. Paid and distributed taxes by county authority. January - April accumulated. Change in per cent
Figure 2. Paid and distributed taxes by county authority. January - April accumulated. Change in per cent
2016-2017 2015-2016
Distributed taxes by county, total,excluding petroleum taxes 3.5 0.8
Finnmark Finnmárku 4.5 4.5
Troms Romsa 3.4 10.4
Nordland 6.5 4.2
Nord-Trøndelag 3.1 4.6
Sør-Trøndelag 0.8 1.3
Møre og Romsdal 1.0 -2.5
Sogn og Fjordane 2.0 0.5
Hordaland 3.2 -1.1
Rogaland -4.0 -2.4
Vest-Agder -6.7 1.7
Aust-Agder -1.2 4.4
Telemark 6.7 0.9
Vestfold 1.8 3.9
Buskerud 3.6 1.6
Oppland 3.5 1.1
Hedmark 3.4 4.1
Oslo 9.0 -1.2
Akershus 5.4 1.9
Østfold 4.2 5.3

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