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Political Agreement Reached on Norwegian Tax Reform including a Corporate Tax Rate Cut and Implementation of BEPS Measures

Norway's political parties have reportedly reached agreement on a number of tax reform actions. Some of the main actions agreed to include:

  • Reducing the corporate tax rate from 25% to 23% by 2018;
  • Expanding the 25% of EBITDA interest deduction limit on related-party loans to also cover third-party loans, while including special provisions to limit impact on ordinary commercial lending;
  • Introducing a tax on financial services to be effective from 2017;
  • Introduction a new anti-avoidance standard, that may include the requirement for taxpayers to disclose the purpose of transactions; and
  • Implementing measures from the BEPS Project, including Country-by-Country reporting.

Each action must now be finalized into the required legislation and submitted to parliament for approval.

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