Tax on gambling winnings
These are the rules:
You will find these in The attachment to the tax return.
1.5.2 Lottery and tipping gains, etc.
Gains from the following games/draws are tax -free:
If your total tax -free lottery gains in 2004 greater than NOK 50,000, you must attach a confirmation from the one who has provided the winnings.
Gains other than those mentioned above are taxable when the value of each gain (the face value of the gain without a deduction for effort) exceeds NOK 10,000. The amount is entered in item 3.1.8. Deductions for documented costs (efforts) that are directly related to the taxable benefit are provided. Costs are entered in item 3.3.7.
The tax exemption for gambles and competitions does not apply when the gain is considered compensation for work/business because the gain is closely related to the recipient's education, work or business.
What games are then tax -free?
norsk tipping now offers odds, scratch cards, casinos and bingo. these gains are therefore tax -free if the casino has a license from an eea/ eu country. You can find information on where a casino has a license in our reviews or on the casino website.
What does this mean in practice?
The tax authorities are aware that gambling over the Internet is growing rapidly and emphasizes that large gains should be stated on the tax return.
- Basically, random gains are over NOK 10,000 taxable by 28 per cent, while all amounts below this limit are tax -free. Within web poker, however, we have said that you can win up to NOK 10,000 tax -free per game. That is, in one evening you can have many winnings of NOK 9,999 and drop taxes as long as the payments are made over several times, explains special officer Anna Lie in the Tax Directorate to the .
- At the same time, online poker games can come under business. Then there is a tax liability from the first $one. We can also ask for documentation if we come across cases where people have had large extra income.
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