This is an archived release.
Decrease in total tax payments
Payments through the advance tax arrangement have increased in the first three quarters of 2015. Low payments of petroleum taxes have caused a decrease in total tax payments.
|Distributed taxes. Accumulated figures so far this year||Change in per cent compared to same period previous year|
|September 2014||September 2015||September 2014||September 2015|
|Distributed taxes, total||672 538||652 983||-2.1||-2.9|
|Ordinary taxes on income and wealth, central government||23 861||23 304||-4.5||-2.3|
|Ordinary taxes on extraction of petroleum||46 540||32 855||-17.4||-29.4|
|Special income tax on extraction of petroleum||75 698||54 017||-19.3||-28.6|
|Tax equalization contributions to the central government||171 937||171 601||0.1||-0.2|
|Ordinary taxes to county authorities (incl. Oslo)||22 483||23 566||3.3||4.8|
|Ordinary taxes to municipalities||104 574||109 948||2.0||5.1|
|Member contributions to the National Insurance Scheme||95 276||102 832||7.2||7.9|
|Employer contributions to the National Insurance Scheme||128 695||133 642||3.6||3.8|
|Taxes on dividends to foreign shareholders||3 474||1 219||30.2||-64.9|
A total of NOK 506 billion has been paid through the advance tax arrangement so far this year. This is NOK 22 billion, or 4.5 per cent, more than in the corresponding period of 2014. Taxes to local authorities and county authorities have increased by about NOK 6 billion, or 5.1 per cent.
While taxes paid through the advance tax arrangement have increased, payments through the non-personal taxpaying arrangement have decreased by more than NOK 41 billion. Petroleum taxes have decreased by NOK 35 billion and tax equalization contributions from non-personal taxpayers have decreased by almost NOK 7 billion from the first three quarters of 2014 to the first three quarters of 2015.
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 1.3 billion.