This is an archived release.
Increased tax payments in March
A total of NOK 212 billion has been paid in taxes in Norway in the three first months of 2011. This sum is 12 per cent1 higher than the sum for the corresponding period in 2010.
Taxes paid through the advance tax arrangement account for most of the taxes paid in March. The total sum paid in the three first months of 2011 was NOK 154.2 billion. This is NOK 9.4 billion more than in the corresponding period in 2010. Municipalities and county authorities have received NOK 41.2 billion in taxes so far this year and the sum of contributions to the National Insurance Scheme now stands at NOK 71.9 billion.
At the end of March the sum of taxes received by the central government was NOK 69.4 billion. This is NOK 9.6 billion more than the sum for the three first months of 2010.
Lower taxes to municipalities due to changes in the income system
Our figures show that a larger part of the taxes are paid to the central government and a smaller part to the municipalities. This is the result of some recent changes in the income system for the municipalities. The changes involve a lower tax rate at the municipality level and higher subsidies from the central government.
|1Corrected 14 June 2011|
- Table 1 Tax accounts. Distributed taxes, tax revenues by type. January-March. 2008, 2009 and 2010. NOK million
- Table 2 Tax accounts. Distributed taxes, tax revenues by county authority. January-March. 2010 and 2011. NOK million
- Table 3 Tax accounts. Distributed taxes, tax revenues by municipality. January-March 2011. NOK million