How is Norway VAT calculated and charged?
As of 1 April 2020, a 25% Value Added Tax (VAT) will be charged on shipments of low-value items to Norway. Norway’s VAT will be collected by MyUS only on the shipment of low-value items, based on the value of each individual item in a shipment. The Norwegian government defines a low-value item as one worth 3,000 NOK or less ($294 US as of 13 May 2020). If you are shipping an item valued at more than 3,000 NOK, VAT will be collected directly by the Norwegian government upon arrival in Norway. The new VAT measures only apply to consumer shipments. Business shipments are exempt from VAT collection by MyUS.
How is VAT calculated?
VAT is calculated based on the total shipment value. This means you are taxed on the value of what you ship, as well as on the cost of shipping services, including insurance, if selected. MyUS will be responsible for collecting VAT on shipments containing items individually valued at less than 3000 NOK. For example, if you purchase a blanket from the US for $100 USD (1,017 NOK) with shipping for $14 USD (132 NOK), you would pay 25% VAT on the total cost of the blanket and shipping, USD $29 (295 NOK).
Please note: Items MyUS does not collect VAT for at the time of shipment may require border clearance upon arrival in Norway. VAT and other governmental fees may also apply to your shipments, which you would be responsible for paying upon arrival in Norway.
This FAQ is subject to periodic updates. Please check back for the latest information regarding VAT.