Decrease in petroleum taxes
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The statistics show tax payments to the central government, municipalities and county authorities. By the end of April 2015, total tax payments were NOK 292 billion.

Tax accountsApril 2015



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Decrease in petroleum taxes

From January to April, a total of NOK 292 billion was paid in taxes in Norway. This is NOK 15 billion, or 4.9 per cent, less than in the corresponding period of 2014.

Tax accounts. Distributed taxes. NOK million and change in per cent.
Distributed taxes. Accumulated figures so far this yearChange in per cent compared to same period previous year
April 2014April 2015April 2014April 2015
Total307 242292 333-3.1-4.9
Ordinary taxes to central government10 98010 708-1.2-2.5
Ordinary taxes on extraction of petroleum24 23817 464-22.8-27.9
Special income tax on extraction of petroleum39 15729 084-25.7-25.7
Tax equalization tax to central government97 13993 8156.8-3.4
Ordinary taxes to county authority (incl. Oslo)8 5378 8413.53.6
Ordinary taxes to municipalities39 92341 2542.43.3
Member contributions to the National Insurance Scheme35 22337 8056.17.3
Employer contributions to the National Insurance Scheme51 64253 5222.53.6
Taxes on dividends to foreign shareholders404-158551.6-139.1
Figure 1. Paid and distributed taxes by county authority. January-April accunulated. Change in per cent

The decrease in total taxes is mainly due to a decrease in petroleum taxes. So far this year, a total of NOK 17 billion has been paid in ordinary oil taxes and NOK 29 billion has been paid in special taxes on the extraction of petroleum. In the last year, these sums have decreased by NOK 7 billion and NOK 10 billion respectively. Other payments through the non-personal taxpaying arrangement have also decreased from 2014, by a total of NOK 4 billion.

A total of NOK 190 billion had been paid through the advance tax arrangement at the end of April. This is an increase of NOK 6 billion from the corresponding period of last year.

Increased tax payments to local government

The tax payments to local government increased from NOK 48.5 billion at the end of April 2014 to NOK 50 billion at the end of April 2015, which is an increase of 3.4 per cent. The tax payments to central government on the other hand, were reduced from NOK 108 billion to NOK 104.5 billion during the same period, which is a decrease of 3.3 per cent since last year.

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From January 2015, the sum of taxes on dividends to foreign shareholders is adjusted to account for repayments to shareholders exempted from this tax. So far this year, the sum of repayments is about NOK 529 million.