When moving to Norway in December but starting employment in January, I am wondering about how one is eligible to the standardfradrag for utlanske arbeidstakere in Norway.
The brochure claims that one is only allowed to apply the tax in the first two years of residence which, in my book, would include the year of moving. Thus by moving "too early", I would loose an entire year of tax reduction. However, I wonder if it makes a difference since one only started to work in January.
I, of course, asked the tax office. They told me they did not really know and I should try to claim the tax reduction which will be refused if I am not eligible to it any more. However, getting a huge bill is not the greatest way of finding out about the actual tax you are supposed to pay.
This must have happened before. Any experience on this matter?