Remotely delivered non-digital services to come into VAT net
The Norwegian Ministry of Finance has launched a consultation on imposing VAT on foreign providers of traditional services to consumers by non-resident providers. Such cross-border services include:
- Accounting and tax
The Ministry of Finance is looking to level the playing field for Norwegian providers of such services who must charge VAT at 25%. The VAT system should be neutral and not give competitive advantages to certain businesses.
For B2B services, this customer would remain responsible for reporting the VAT via the reverse charge.
Norwegian digital services VAT has been an obligation on non-residents since 2011.
Suppliers that are not established in Norway may use the simplified VAT scheme for registration and reporting (VOEC). This scheme is already used by suppliers which sell electronic services to consumers in Norway.
The EU is considering extending the use of its single VAT registration OSS to other B2C services.
The consultation lasts until 8 July 2022.
Europe VAT on digital services
|Country (click for details)||Rate||Date||Threshold||Comments|
|EU 27 member states||17% to 27%||Jan 2015||€10k EU residents; Nil for non-EU|
|Iceland||24%||Nov 2011||ISK 2 million|
|Norway||25%||Jul 2011||NOK 50,000|
|Russia||16.67%||Jan 2017||Nil||B2C & B2B|
|Switzerland||7.7%||Jan 2010||CHF 100,000 on global income|
|Ukraine||20%||Jan 2022||UAH 1m|