10/14/2010 05:26 EST
Hi There, I see you have encountered the same problems as myself. I am a contractor, and worked on a contract basis for a large Oil & Gas Operator. I too had a large five bedroomed house in Scotland, and having worked in Norway in the past, I thought it would be easy enough to buy a suitable house, and get a mortgage, oh how wrong could I have been.
I was told that I would have to be in the Norwegian Tax System for a least a year, and the houses that are available are either way too expensive, and what can I say about the new builds, they even make Stewart Milne Houses look good.
Anyway, I am back home looking for a new job, and somewhere to live after all the problems I encountered. How naive was I!!
Even though you live in the UK, you will pay tax to the Norwegian authorities. There is a double taxation treaty between the Uk and Norway, and as such, depending on what you earn, you may still be liable to a very small contribution to the UK. Which came as a complete surprise to me, as I had always thought that Norwegian taxes where higher than the UK, but when I was out there this year, I paid tax on my earnings to Norway, and I will have to pay a small amount to the UK at the end of the year.
Remember the Norwegian tax year runs from January to December.
As I said above it all depends on what your yearly earnings are. The Company that you work for should be able to advice.
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