Increase in tax payments
By the end of May, a total of NOK 434.1 billion had been paid in taxes in Norway. This is NOK 26.2 billion, or 6.4 per cent, more than in the corresponding period of 2012.
|Distributed taxes. Accumulated figures so far this year||Change in per cent compared to same period previous year|
|May 2012||May 2013||May 2012||May 2013|
|Total||407 903||434 148||8.3||6.4|
|Ordinary taxes to central government||16 589||16 818||38.8||1.4|
|Ordinary taxes on extraction of petroleum||27 733||31 326||24.9||13.0|
|Special income tax on extraction of petroleum||45 439||52 607||24.8||15.8|
|Tax equalization tax to central government||124 995||126 839||1.7||1.5|
|Ordinary taxes to county authority (incl. Oslo)||12 608||13 487||5.5||7.0|
|Ordinary taxes to municipalities||59 252||63 668||3.4||7.5|
|Member contributions to the National Insurance Scheme||51 947||54 740||6.2||5.4|
|Employer contributions to the National Insurance Scheme||68 650||74 277||6.6||8.2|
|Taxes on dividends to foreign shareholders||691||386||63.7||-44.1|
Tax payments are usually high in May and a total sum of NOK 117.1 billion was paid in May 2013. This is NOK 6.7 billion, or 6 per cent, more than in May 2012. Most of the taxes this month were paid through the advance tax arrangement, with a total of NOK 108 billion. Contributions to the National Insurance Scheme account for NOK 45.4 billion of this sum. Tax equalisation contributions to the central government account for NOK 27.4 billion and taxes to municipalities account for NOK 24.6 billion. Ordinary taxes to the central government and taxes to county authorities account for NOK 5 billion each. Taxes through the non-personal taxpaying arrangement totalled NOK 9.2 billion in May. Most of this sum was tax equalisation contributions to the central government.
Total tax payments from January to May this year were also higher than in the corresponding period last year. NOK 434.1 billion was paid in the first five months of this year and this is NOK 26.2 billion more than in the same period of 2012. NOK 286.8 billion of the total sum was paid through the advance tax arrangement and this is an increase of 7 per cent from last year. Payments through the non-personal taxpaying arrangement have also increased due to higher tax payments on petroleum extraction. Excluding oil taxes, payments from non-personal taxpayers decreased by 4.9 per cent.