The International HR & Payroll Company
That Speaks Your Language

IRIS FMP will simplify Norwegian payroll and HR. As a globally trusted payroll and HR specialist, one of our 88 in-country teams will help your business to ensure overseas employees are taken care of and paid on-time, every time.

Managing payroll and HR in Norway alone is no small feat, especially as compliance is an urgent priority for most businesses during a global expansion. This covers differing laws, cultures and regulations, where it’s not uncommon to feel overcome by these demands. Our expert teams are here to help navigate any challenges as they arise. We offer support with:

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    Payroll in Norway 

    We manage the complexities of international payroll for you, including pay to benefits. Support your growing workforce by ensuring employees are paid accurately, on-time, every time. 

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    HR in Norway 

    Use our HR services to ensure your global employees are covered when it comes to legislation and compliance.

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    Norwegian Employment Law Compliance

    As we help you onboard new talent, our in-country specialist will help you understand contracts, policies, handbooks and more.

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    Global Payments Services

    Covering all industries, we offer global payment services that help ensure cross-border transfers are practical and cost-effective.  

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    Location Data

    Norway FlagNorway
    Europe (Northern Europe)
    Calling Code
    Timezone in Capital
    (europe/oslo) 7:00 AM
    Norwegian krone (NOK)
    $1 = kr10.68
    Main Language
    Other Business Languages
    Norwegian and English
    Tax Year Start
    1st January
    Tax Year Start
    31st December

    Details correct at time of publication. You should not rely on these details without first seeking professional international advice.

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    Global Expansion in Norway

    Thinking of expanding your business to Norway? With its strong economy, membership to the European Free Trade Area and unrestricted access to the EU market, it’s an opportune European location to expand your business to.

    As one of the wealthiest countries in the world, US companies have great opportunity to have a significant share of new contract awards in a number of industries in Norway. They can also take advantage of its moderate corporate tax rates.

    If you’re looking to expand to Norway, IRIS FMP can help with international payroll and HR. We understand the difficulties and key considerations that need to be taken into account when expanding to a Nordic country, including unique tax considerations, compliance and employment law.

    Employer Must-Dos

    In Norway, the following reports must be submitted to strict deadlines:

    • RF-1028 tax return (public limited companies)
    • RF-1167 income statement 2 (attachment for private limited companies)
    • RF-1045 extract from accounts (attachment for foreign companies with limited tax liability)

    Payroll in Norway

    What tax considerations are there?

    Norway is unfortunately renowned for being one of the most heavily taxed countries in the world. Norwegian tax residents (those who spend more than 6 months a year in Norway), are taxed on their worldwide income.

    Income tax is based on a progressive model in Norway, and social security contributions are deducted at 8.2% for employees (at time of publish), and 14.1% for employers (based on total Norwegian gross salary and taxable benefit costs.

    Wealth tax is also a key consideration in Norway. Individuals must pay municipal and state wealth tax based on assets exceeding set net capital tax amount.

    HR in Norway

    What are the regular working hours in Norway?

    The usual working hours in Norway are between 8am and 4pm. It is common for employees to leave early or on time as Norwegians value efficiency and a good split between work and family life.

    Some employers offer core working hours, where employees must be present, and flexible hours where employees can work more freely.


    In Norway, there is no requirement for a formal warning prior to dismissal, however there are further requirements employers must adhere to when terminating an employee’s contract.

    There must be proven just cause for dismissal in accordance with The Norwegian Working Environment Act (WEA).

    Looking for more information?

    To get to grips with international payroll and the key considerations that come along with it, download our free guide to international payroll.

    IRIS FMP’s Norwegian Payroll and HR Solutions

    No matter if you’re looking for payroll and HR in Oslo or Bergen, our payroll and HR experts can help. Our international teams understand the ins and outs of Norwegian payroll, HR and employment law and can help ensure your business remains streamlined and compliant. Our services include:

    • Employment Contracts
    • Payroll Processing
    • Handling of payments (salaries)
    • Annual declarations (lodging, apprenticeship & training taxes for concerned companies)
    • Relations with social bodies
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Tax and Labor Law Consulting
    • Assisting in payroll audit (or payroll department audit)
    • Handling of confidential payroll
    • Assistance in company restructuring plan
    • Assistance in implementation of procedures
    • Assistance with start-up (in link with lawyers)

    Maintain Compliance with Your Norwegian Payroll & HR

    We’re ready to help you start your expansion. Speak to us today and take the stress out of Norwegian payroll and HR. We’ll guide you in the right direction and keep your business running efficiently and in compliance.