Lower income deductions
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Tax for personal tax payers2009



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Lower income deductions

Income deductions for residents 17 years and older in 2009 amounted to NOK 366 billion. This is NOK 23 billion or 6 per cent less than the year before. The reduction is due to lower interest paid and lower capital loss from sales of shares.

Average income deduction for residents 17 years and older amounted to NOK 96 100.

Increase in ordinary income

Total taxable income increased by 2 per cent from the previous year. Together with a decrease in income deductions by 6 per cent this gives an increase in ordinary income after deductions of 5 per cent. Average ordinary income amounted to NOK 249 700.

Fewer people with surtax of gross income

Basis for surtax on gross income increased by 4 per cent to NOK 1.2 billion. A total of 870 000 persons had assessed surtax of gross income in 2009. This is 35 000 fewer than in 2008.

Fewer with wealth tax

About 750 000 residents 17 years and older had assessed wealth tax in 2009. The number of persons with assessed wealth tax has been reduced by more than 100 000 persons compared to the previous year.

Statistical basis

The statistics are based on the tax settlement base of the Directorate of Taxes, see About the statistics.

Tax statistics for personal taxpayers, tax settlement was previously a separate publication, but is now part of "Tax statistics for personal taxpayers. Income and wealth"