Decrease in oil taxes
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The statistics show tax payments to the central government, municipalities and county authorities. By the end of May 2015, total tax payments were NOK 439 billion.

Tax accountsJune 2015



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Decrease in oil taxes

From January to June, a total of NOK 439 billion was paid in taxes in Norway. This is a decrease of NOK 20 billion from the corresponding period of last year. The decrease is mainly due to lower payments on petroleum taxes.

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
June 2014June 2015June 2014June 2015
Total458 376438 638-3.3-4.3
Ordinary taxes to central government16 33015 893-4.9-2.7
Ordinary taxes on extraction of petroleum36 13626 058-18.6-27.9
Special income tax on extraction of petroleum58 38243 395-21.7-25.7
Tax equalization tax to central government131 206127 0721.3-3.2
Ordinary taxes to county authority (incl. Oslo)14 11314 6713.54.0
Ordinary taxes to municipalities65 81968 4782.34.0
Member contributions to the National Insurance Scheme59 10963 4106.87.3
Employer contributions to the National Insurance Scheme76 61579 8002.74.2
Taxes on dividends to foreign shareholders666-14030.8-121.0
Figure 1. Paid and distributed taxes by county authority. January-June accumulated. Change in per cent

Taxes on the extraction of petroleum account for about 80 per cent of taxes paid in June. NOK 9 billion was paid in ordinary oil tax and NOK 15 billion was paid in special taxes on the extraction of petroleum. This is a decrease of NOK 3 billion and NOK 4 billion, respectively, from June 2014. The total sum of petroleum taxes paid in the first half of 2015 is NOK 69 billion. This sum is NOK 25 billion lower than in the first half of last year. Tax equalization contributions to the central government from non-personal taxpayers have also decreased, by NOK 7 billion from the first half of 2014.

Payments through the advance tax arrangement have increased by NOK 12 billion in the same period. The total sum of payments trough both arrangements has decreased by NOK 20 billion, or 4.3 per cent from the first half of 2014 to the first half of 2015.

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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 783 million.