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Company Formation Norway



Start a Franchise Business in Norway

Updated on Wednesday 31st October 2018

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Start-a-Franchise-Business-in-Norway.jpgWhen opening a company in Norway through a franchise the investors will have to choose a legal entity under which their business will operate. In this particular case, the most suitable business forms are represented by partnerships and private or public limited liability companies. However, in practice, most of the Norwegian franchises are registered as public or limited liability companies and our team of consultants in company registration in Norway can assist with advice on the registration of one of these business forms.  

What is the tax system applicable to Norwegian franchises?  

In terms of taxation, a Norwegian franchise will be taxed depending on the legal entity that was chosen for company formation in Norway. In the case of franchises operating here that are not tax residents of Norway, the taxation system will be applicable only for the income obtained from commercial activities developed on the local market. As a general rule, the following will apply: 
  • taxation of profits obtained from business activities – as a foreign entity, the franchise will be entitled to benefit from the provisions of the double tax treaties signed here;
  • taxation of income deriving from immovable or movable property – the tax rate applicable in this case is of 24%;
  • taxation of employment – the taxation of the company’s employees is applied on a progressive base and it can increase up to a tax rate of 46,7%;
  • value added tax (VAT) – the VAT in Norway stands at a standard rate of 25%.

Types of franchise agreements in Norway 

In order to start a Norwegian franchising business, it is necessary to sign a franchise agreement and in this country, there are several types of contracts, which can be detailed by our team of specialists in company formation in Norway. Investors can choose between distribution agreements and service agreements
As their name suggest, the service agreement is enforced when the franchisor provides services, while the distribution agreement is used for selling, through a franchisee, various products on a given market. Investors may also sign a production franchise agreement and we invite them to contact our team of representatives in company registration in Norway for more details concerning these types of agreements.  

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Our team of company registration agents in Norway has an extensive experience in company law and company formation. Our specialists will help you set up your company in Norway as fast as possible.

Call us now at (+44) 203-287 0408 to set up an appointment with our company formation agents in Oslo, Norway. Alternatively you can incorporate your company without traveling to Norway.

As a our client, you will benefit from the joint expertize of local lawyers and international consultants. Together we will be able to offer you the specialized help you require for your business start-up in Norway.

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