Norway | Requirement to Provide Original Invoices with VAT Refund Claims Withdrawn

From 1st March 2019, foreign businesses submitting VAT recovery claims in Norway no longer need to provide the original invoices along with their applications.

Foreign businesses that buy goods and services for business purposes in Norway (for example, hotels, taxis, meals in restaurants and events), are generally entitled to reclaim the VAT they paid on those supplies.

From now on, copies of invoices, credit-memos and print-outs of electronic invoices received via email will be sufficient; but the VAT refund application and its supporting documentation must still be submitted by post.

The deadline for submitting recovery claims for VAT incurred in 2018 is 30th June 2019.

Accordance offers expert claim management so if you are experiencing issues with Norwegian refunds, please do get in touch with us.