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High increase in tax payments
A total of NOK 797.8 billion was paid in taxes in 2011, which is an increase of NOK 92.8 billion, or 13.2 per cent, compared to 2010. This is due to the increases in petroleum taxes, the tax payments to the central government and the payments to the National Insurance Scheme.
Increase in petroleum taxes
The biggest source of income in December was the taxes on petroleum, with NOK 38.6 billion. Aggregated through the year, the taxes on petroleum totalled NOK 205.9 billion, which is an increase of NOK 50.3 billion, or 32.3 per cent, compared to 2010.
Higher payments from advance tax arrangements
In 2011, the payments from advance tax arrangements, excluding petroleum taxes, totalled NOK 510.6 billion, which is an increase of 6.6 per cent compared to 2010. The non-personal taxpaying arrangement, also excluding oil, received NOK 80.7 billion, compared to NOK 71.2 billion in 2010. This gives an increase of NOK 9.5 billion or 13.4 per cent.
Large increase in ordinary taxes from non-personal tax arrangement
Ordinary taxes to the central government from the non-personal tax arrangement had a large increase in 2011, with the central government receiving NOK 6.9 billion, compared to NOK 1.6 billion in 2010. Most of this was received in November. This was due to payments of underpaid taxes.
NOK 27.8 billion more to the central government
In 2011, there was an increase in payments to the central government. This is due to recent changes in the income system, but also because there has been a general increase in the ordinary taxes and tax equalization contribution to the central government. For 2011, the total amount received by the central government was NOK 224.2 billion, which is an increase of 14.1 per cent. Taxes to the municipalities and county authorities totalled NOK 135.5 billion, which is a decrease of NOK 2.7 billion, or 2 per cent, compared to 2010.
Increased payments to the National Insurance Scheme
The total amount received by the National Insurance Scheme was NOK 229.9 billion, which is an increase of NOK 16.9 billion, or 7.9 per cent, compared to 2010.
Lower taxes to municipalities due to changes in the income system
Our figures show that a larger part of the taxes is 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 municipality level and higher subsidies from the central government.
- Table 1 Tax accounts. Distributed taxes, tax revenues by type. January-December. 2009, 2010 and 2011. NOK million
- Table 2 Tax accounts. Distributed taxes, tax revenues by county authority. January-December. 2010 and 2011. NOK million
- Table 3 Tax accounts. Distributed taxes, tax revenues by municipality. January-December 2011. NOK million