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VAT rates in Svalbard and Jan Mayen

Svalbard (previously known as Spitsbergen, or Spitzbergen) and Jan Mayen is a collective grouping of two remote jurisdictions of Norway. Svalbard is an archipelago in the Arctic Ocean under the sovereignty of Norway, but is subject to the special status granted by the Svalbard Treaty. Jan Mayen is a remote island in the Arctic Ocean; it has no permanent population and is administrated by the County Governor of Nordland. Svalbard and Jan Mayen have in common that they are the only integrated parts of Norway not allocated to counties.

Both jurisdictions are for VAT not part of Norway.  Neither Svalbard nor Jan Mayen has a VAT system.  Norwegian business and public sector institutions must report and pay Norwegian VAT when they purchase vatable services from Svalbard and Jan Mayen.

A global VAT/GST rate overview can be found here (note this is a work in progress).

This post was last updated on 18 April 2021.

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