This is an archived release.
Increase in tax payments in January
In January 2012, NOK 73.9 billion was received in taxes. That is about NOK 3 billion, or 4.2 per cent more than in January of last year.
The municipalities and county authorities received a total amount of NOK 17.2 billion, which is a decrease of 5.7 per cent or about NOK 1 billion. On the other hand, the central government received NOK 19 billion, giving an increase of 7.1 per cent or NOK 1.3 billion compared to January last year. This is due to the change in income system.
More paid in taxes from the advance tax arrangement than received in total taxes
Of the NOK 73.9 billion received in taxes in January, NOK 74 billion was paid from the advance tax arrangement including employer contributions. This is an increase of 5.7 per cent or NOK 4 billion compared to January last year. Because the petroleum taxes and non-personal tax arrangement totalled NOK -192 million, more was paid from the advance tax arrangement than received in total taxes.
The reason for the negative NOK 192 million was that in July 2011 too much of the tax was registered on the tax equalization contribution to central government from the non-personal tax arrangement, when it was supposed to be tax on dividends to foreign shareholders. In January 2012, these payments were added to the correct category, making a debit on the tax equalization contribution to central government and a credit on tax on dividends to foreign shareholders. This means that the non-personal tax arrangement has a negative NOK 267 million. The petroleum taxes totalled NOK 75 million.
Merging of municipalities
The municipalities of Mosvik and Inderøy have merged and become Inderøy. In table 3 the changes in per cent from last year will be based on the sum of the two municipalities last year.
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.
- Table 1 Tax accounts. Distributed taxes, tax revenues by type. January. 2010, 2011 and 2012. NOK million
- Table 2 Tax accounts. Distributed taxes, tax revenues, by county authority. January. 2011 and 2012. NOK million.
- Table 3 Tax accounts. Distributed taxes, tax revenues by municipality. January 2012. NOK million