Ministry of Finance

Jan Tore Sanner (Con.)

Minister of Finance

The Ministry of Finance is responsible for planning and implementing the Norwegian economic policy and for coordinating the work with the Fiscal Budget.

Topics and insight

Illustrasjonsbilde. Foto: Colourbox

The Norwegian Fiscal Policy Framework

The Government Pension Fund Global and the fiscal rule have since 2001 set out the plan for the phasing-in of petroleum income and investment returns to the Norwegian economy.

Illustrasjonsbilde. Foto: Colourbox

Government Pension Fund

The Ministry of Finance holds the overall responsibility for the management of the Government Pension Fund.

Illustrasjonsbilde. Foto: Colourbox

General tax conventions between Norway and other states

General tax conventions for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion,and other international agreements regarding tax matters.


White paper (Meld.St.):

Meld. St. 1 (2019–2020) National Budget 2020

The Norwegian economy is performing well. Unemployment is low, and new jobs are created in both rural and urban areas. This contributes to the sustainability of our welfare society.

National Budget 2020:

Prop. 1 LS (2019–2020) Taxes

The Government will use the tax system to fund public goods and services, ensure social mobility, achieve more efficient resource allocation and improve conditions for Norwegian businesses.

News from the Ministry


3 April 2020

Additional financial measures to mitigate the economic effects of the coronavirus crisis

The Government today proposed additional financial measures to soften the impacts of the coronavirus outbreak in Norway. The newly submitted measures are directed at industries, companies and certain groups that have been particularly hard hit during the pandemic and are inadequately covered by the measures previously adopted.

corona virus

27 March 2020

Economic measures in Norway in response to COVID-19

The outbreak of COVID-19 is serious for life and health. To counter the outbreak, strong infection control measures have been taken in Norway as well as in other parts of the world. The outbreak will have a major impact on the economy and significantly weigh on economic activity. The uncertainty is huge.


Phone: +47 22 24 90 90
Address: Postboks 8008 Dep, 0030 Oslo
Visitor address: Akersgata 40, 0030 Oslo

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