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Comprehensive Employment and Tax Guide Norway

General Overview

- Currency: Norwegian Krone (NOK)
- Languages: Daily and business communication in Norwegian.
- Public Holidays: Approx. 10 days national public holidays.
- Capital: Oslo
- Fiscal Year: Running from Jan 1 to Dec 31.
- Minimum Hourly Wage: Not established, wages are determined by collective agreements.

Tax Essentials

- Income Tax Range: Up to 46.4%.
- Other Taxes: VAT 25%, Corporate tax 22%.

Social Security Contributions

- Employer Charges: From Approx. 14.1%.
- Employee Charges: None (taxes cover social security).

Employment Contracts & Conditions

- Contract Types: Permanent, Fixed-term.
- Trial Periods: Up to 6 months.
- Paid Holiday: 25 days annually.
- Salary Payment Frequencies: Monthly.
- Termination Notice: Notice period varies, typically 1-3 months.

Legal Benefits for Employees

- Medical Coverage: State (comprehensive healthcare).
- Common Non-Compulsory Benefits: Pension contributions, health insurance.

Hiring Non-Resident/Non-European Workers

- Visa & Work Permits Obligation: Yes, for non-EU/EEA citizens.
- High-Skilled Worker Permits: Skilled Worker visa; requires a job offer from a Norwegian employer and salary at least equal to the Norwegian full-time minimum wage.
- Visa & Work Permits Timelines: Up to 3 months.

The information provided on these countries serves as a general guideline and may
require verification and updates from legal sources or official websites.