This is an archived release.
Decrease in gross income
Total gross income amounted to NOK 1 071 billion in 2006. This was a decrease of NOK 35 billion, or 3 per cent, from the previous year. The decrease is due to a reduction in dividends received and net entrepreneurial income. Wages increased by NOK 59 billion, or 8 per cent.
From 2006, there were assessed taxes on dividends received for personal tax payers. Previous years this was tax-free. In 2005, dividends received amounted to NOK 99.3 billion, and in 2006 dividends received amounted to NOK 7.4 billion.
Increase in deductions
Minimum deductions increased by 9 per cent from 2005 to 2006. Deduction for interest paid increased by 20 percent. Average deduction amounted to NOK 76 700 in 2006.
Taxable net property more than doubled
Taxable net property more than doubled from 2005 to 2006. Net property amounted to NOK 404 billion in 2006. The assessed value of property and securities was increased in 2006 and can explain the increase in net property.
The tax free amount when calculating wealth tax amounted to NOK 200 000 per person in 2006, compared with NOK 151 000 for single people and 181 000 for married couples in 2005. Due to these new rules there were fewer with assessed wealth tax, but total assessed wealth tax increased.
About the statistics
The statistics is based on the Directorate of Taxes' tax settlement, and includes all persons with assessed taxes to Norway. Gross income includes all taxable income. In 2006 tax-free dividends is added to gross income. Interests received due to extra taxation, and withdrawal from participant taxed companies is deducted from gross income. For more information about the statistics, got to; About the statistics .
- Table 1 Taxable income and property for residents 17 years and older. 2004, 2005 and 2006. NOK million, number of persons and average
- Table 2 Taxable income and property for residents 17 years and older, by quartile. 2006. Average in NOK
- Table 3 Taxable income and property for residents 17 years and older, by quartile. 2005. Average in NOK
- Table 4 Average assessed taxes in per cent from gross income in different groups of income. Residents 17 years and older. 1993-2006