Norwegian VAT Codes

In Business Central, VAT processing information can be easily set up using standard Norwegian VAT codes. The following table shows the standard Norwegian VAT codes.

Code Description
0 Sale - No VAT
1 Purchase - VAT
2 Purchase - VAT and Inv. Tax
3 Sale - VAT
4 Purchase - VAT and 0% Inv. Tax
11 Purchase - Full VAT
13 Sale - Full VAT
14 Purchase - Reverse Charge VAT

Typically, you enter the VAT Bus. Posting Group and VAT Prod. Posting Group fields when you specify the VAT handling process.

If you want to use only the VAT Code field when you specify the VAT handling process, you can assign a VAT code in the VAT Posting Setup table, and use this code instead of the posting group fields. The VAT code can be used as a shortcut in the VAT Posting Setup table and at the same time, you can use standard Norwegian VAT codes.

Set Up of Norwegian VAT Codes

You must create the Norwegian VAT codes on the VAT Codes page. Then assign the VAT codes in the VAT Posting Setup table, using the VAT Code field. For more information, see Use One VAT Code in Journals.

Use of VAT Codes

When you specify a VAT code, you can select the VAT posting setup information for this code. This information will be used in journals or on document lines when you specify the VAT setup information. If you use the VAT code in these cases, the posting group fields are used with the information from the corresponding VAT posting setup information.

Alternatively, you will have to specify both the VAT Bus. Posting Group and the VAT Prod. Posting Group fields when you select or change the VAT posting setup information on the journal line or the document line.

Example: Using VAT Codes

There are two different VAT posting setup instances that can be used when you post a sales document.

One VAT posting setup scenario will calculate 24 percent VAT for domestic customers:

  • VAT Bus. Posting Group: DOMESTIC
  • VAT Prod. Posting Group: NORMAL
  • VAT %: 24
  • VAT Code: 3

One VAT posting setup scenario will calculate without VAT for international customers:

  • VAT Bus. Posting Group: EXPORT
  • VAT Prod. Posting Group: NORMAL
  • VAT %: 0
  • VAT Code: 1

Typically, when you specify the VAT setup information on a journal line, the VAT Bus. Posting Group field must be set to DOMESTIC and the VAT Prod. Posting Group field must be set to NORMAL in order to choose the domestic setup.

If you use standard Norwegian VAT codes, you could specify VAT Code 3 for the domestic VAT posting setup information, and VAT Code 1 for the international VAT posting setup information. This lets you choose between the VAT posting setup information using only one field and the familiar standard Norwegian VAT codes.

Example: Restricting the Use of VAT Codes

The standard Norwegian VAT Code 3 is used for sales inclusive of VAT. Unless you restrict the use of this VAT code, it can be used for both sales and purchases in Business Central.

You can define the Gen. Posting Type field as a sale in the G/L Account (Analysis View) table. This general posting type will be used together with VAT Code 3.

The general posting type will be handled in two ways, depending on the value in the Test Gen. Posting Type field.

Option Description
Mandatory The general posting type is automatically set to Sale on journal lines. Before you post, Business Central verifies if the general posting type is specified, but there is no verification if the field is set to Sale.

VAT Code 3 can be used for both sales and purchase documents.
Same The general posting type is automatically set to Sale on journal lines. Before you post, Business Central verifies if the general posting type is set to Sale.

VAT Code 3 can be used for sales documents, but not on purchase documents.

This enables you to restrict the use of VAT codes to predefined general posting types.

See Also

Norwegian VAT Reporting