Norway: Extended deadline for filing corporate income tax returns (COVID-19)

Norway: Deadline for corporate income tax returns

The Norwegian government announced 6 April 2021 that most Norwegian companies can apply for an extension of the deadline to submit the corporate income tax return—relief offered in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Under the extension process, the new deadline would be 20 August 2021 (instead of the normal deadline of 31 May 2021).

The extension relief would not be available for petroleum companies (that still must file by 30 April 2021).

Companies seeking an extension of time to file their income tax returns must file an application for extension. This differs somewhat from last year when all companies were automatically granted an extension. 

KPMG observation

KPMG tax professionals have received confirmation from officials of the Ministry of Finance that the tax return extension relief also applies to branches and permanent establishments in Norway. 

With respect to annual financial statements, the Ministry of Finance will propose an automatic extension of two months, like it did last year.


For more information, contact a KPMG tax professional in Norway:

Erik Hillestad Aas | +47 4063 9334 | erik.aas@kpmg.no

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