JUR 3601 Tax and charge

JUR 3601 Tax and charge

Course code: 
JUR 3601
Law and Governance
Course coordinator: 
Roy Kristen Kristensen
Course name in Norwegian: 
Skatt og avgift
Product category: 
Bachelor of Bus.Adm. with Accounting - Programme Courses
2023 Spring
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Course type: 
One semester

This course is part of the statutory curriculum for approval as a Norwegian certified accountant. The programme meets the requirements of the certified accountant regulation of 8 February 1999 no. 196 (education requirements for certified accountants).

Learning outcomes - Knowledge

The course will give the students knowledge about Norwegian legislation on taxation, including in-depth knowledge about the Norwegian legislation on taxation of persons and business taxation of companies and private enterprises, in addition to VAT and employers' national insurance contributions. This includes tax on capital and tax on income, as well as taxation of capital owned by companies.
Furthermore, this includes transactions related to ownership and equity, termination and liquidation of companies and how to determine tax values of possessions received as gifts or inheritage.
Regulation regarding the taxation system, tax payment and overriding of the tax return, is also included.

Learning outcomes - Skills

The students should be able to produce annual taxation reports for accountable and non-accountable businesses. The students should also be able - with reference to actual legislation - to address and discuss definite issues regarding taxation, VAT and national insurance. The students will also have basic knowledge regarding personal taxation.
This includes:

  • Taxation of persons, including tax deductions
  • Define taxable income, deductible costs and correct tax period for common business income (sole proprietorships, limited companies and partnerships)
  • Calculate tax cost and payable tax for limited companies
  • Produce tax base for owners of private limited companies, partnerships and sole proprietorships
  • Handle taxable conversion of sole proprietorship to private limited company
  • Consider taxable effects of transfer of business
  • Consider the VAT effects of a business
  • Handle common VAT transactions
General Competence

On completion of the course the students should be conscious of the importance of accurate tax and VAT reporting. Have basic understanding of aspects regarding tax planning and be able to make ethic reflections in this area.

Course content

Knowledge about Norwegian tax and charge rules, including:

  • Capital and income taxation of individual sole proprietorships and private companies
  • Value-added tax
  • Equity transactions and other transactions with the owners that can lead to taxation
  • Taxation of termination of sole proprietorships and liquidation of enterprises and conversion of companies
  • Employers contribution
  • The basic rules concerning capital and income taxation of personal taxpayers
  • Capital taxation of privat companies and partnerships
  • Relevant regulations on tax deductions
  • Main principles on how to determine tax values of possessions received as gifts or inheritage
  • Tax planning and ethical reflections
  • Basic knowledge about the tax and charge administration
  • Central regulation on administrative changes of a person's or company's tax report
Teaching and learning activities

The course consists of 90 contact hours with lectures.

In course delivery as online courses, lecturer will, in collaboration with the student administration, organize an appropriate course implementation, combining different learning activities and digital elements on the learning platform. Online students are also offered a study guide that will contribute to progression and overview. Total recommended time spent for completing the course also applies here.

Software tools
No specified computer-based tools are required.

Higher Education Entrance Qualification


Deviations in teaching and exams may occur if external conditions or unforeseen events call for this.

Required prerequisite knowledge

The course requires knowledge corresponding to following courses or equivalent:

BØK 3422 Managerial Accounting, BØK 3423 Finance, BØK 3532 Financial Accounting and Financial Statement Analysis, BØK 3541 Managerial Accounting and Control.

Exam category: 
Form of assessment: 
Written submission
Support materials: 
  • BI-approved exam calculator
  • Simple calculator
  • Digital resource: Lovdata Pro (Digital Exam Mode)
  • Laws and regulations
  • Interest- and annuity tables
6 Hour(s)
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Grading scale: 
Examination every semester
Type of Assessment: 
Ordinary examination
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Student workload
90 Hour(s)
Prepare for teaching
60 Hour(s)
Student's own work with learning resources
124 Hour(s)
Group work / Assignments
120 Hour(s)
6 Hour(s)
Sum workload: 

A course of 1 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of 26-30 hours. Therefore a course of 15 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of at least 400 hours.