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Increase in tax payments in January
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2012-02-17T10:00:00.000Z
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Tax accountsJanuary 2012

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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.

Paid and distributed taxes by county. Change in per cent, January - 2010 to 2011 and 2011 to 2012

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.

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