Self-employment is a way of organizing your work and an alternative to starting your own business, as it allows you to invoice as a private individual without needing your own company.
Self-employment is equally suitable for students, professionals and retirees. It also works for those who want to invoice customers abroad and when you want to carry out work abroad. Special rules may apply to those who will be working abroad, so please contact us before you start work for more information.
Self-employment can be seen as a new form of work and lies midway between self-employment and employment. As a self-employed person, you are an employee of EasyFreelance but manage your tasks as if you had your own business. You find your own customers, determine the price, payment terms and how quickly you want your money.
As a self-employed person in EasyFreelance, you don't have to pay taxes or manage your company as we have employer responsibility. We take care of the bookkeeping and handle taxes, duties and VAT and make sure they are paid on time so that you can focus all your time on your assignments and customers.
Yes! At EasyFreelance, we want you to be safe during all your assignments, and have taken out insurance through Collective Benefits. In addition, you are covered by liability insurance. Read more about the insurance here
Read more about the insurance here
You can work whenever and as much as you want, provided you comply with the Working Environment Act. It is important that you comply with the Working Environment Act for your own well-being and to reduce the risk of accidents.
It is when we are tired and stressed that most accidents happen. The Working Environment Act states both how much you are allowed to work, as well as what exceptions may occur in certain cases.
Review the Working Environment Act here
An assignment agreement is an agreement between two legal parties that regulates and clarifies the agreement on work. The assignment agreement is drawn up between you and your client before the assignment is carried out. The assignment agreement also clarifies your planned working hours, which makes it easier when, for example, you are applying for compensation from NAV, claims for sick pay or other insurance issues. An oral agreement is legally binding in the same way as an assignment agreement, but one problem with oral agreements is that they are difficult to prove, especially if the parties have different perceptions of what was agreed. We therefore always recommend that assignment agreements are drawn up in writing.
It's okay - submit the assignment agreement to our customer center and we'll help you read through it and make sure you and EasyFreelance are comfortable with the assignment agreement.
You can invoice without your own company because you become an employee of EasyFreelance and invoice through us. We then convert your invoice to salary, after taxes and fees payable to the state.
EasyFreelance reviews your invoice and approves it before we send it to your customer. All paperwork and administration (including any reminder handling) is taken care of by EasyFreelance so you can focus on what you do best.You will be notified when the invoice is paid via email and a message on your timeline when you log in to your account with us.
You can view the status of your invoice at any time in your account. As soon as we have received the payment, you will receive an SMS from EasyFreelance confirming the payment and showing what you will receive to your account after taxes and fees.
If the customer has not paid, a payment reminder is sent to the customer. This is sent three working days after the due date on the invoice. If payment has still not been made after this, you will be contacted by EasyFreelance to ask if you wish to take the case to debt collection. However, we need to make sure that certain requirements are met before we can send an invoice for collection, for example, we need a written confirmation from the customer confirming your assignment.
You can set your own payment terms by specifying 0, 7, 10, 20 or 30 day payment terms when you create the invoice.
You can invoice pretty much anyone through EasyFreelance. We reserve the right to decline some types of work for insurance or legal reasons. Should this be the case, we will contact you to find a solution.
You'll usually be paid within 24 hours after customers have paid the invoice. You can choose between 1, 10, 20 or 30 day payment terms (the number of days before the customer must pay) on the invoice. We will notify you by email when we have received the customer's payment.
EasyFreelance charges a fee of 4.9% of the invoiced amount excluding VAT. This fee includes:
- Insurance during the assignment period
- Reporting and payment of taxes and duties.
- Payment of your salary
- Collection management
When working with an invoice, you can always see what you will receive in net salary at the bottom of the screen. If you click on the heading "How we have calculated", you will see a detailed summary of all allocated costs on the invoice.
Tip! Before you take on an assignment, you can calculate how much salary you will receive depending on the size of the invoice. This can be useful when deciding how much to charge for an assignment. Try calculating your salary after tax here using our invoice calculator.
You can easily find your payslips under "My Payments".
By submitting your invoice, you also accept the Agreement and the General Terms and Conditions that apply. You are employed by Easyfreelance as a freelancer on an assignment basis. Your employment relationship begins and ends with each assignment you perform, this is the time you invoice for. Remember that you must notify us in advance that you are going to carry out an assignment in order to have full insurance coverage and for documentation for social security etc.
As a self-employed person at EasyFreelance, we make sure you are insured and safe throughout your assignment. As a self-employed person, we probably offer you the best insurance on the market. You are always covered by our injury insurance and group life insurance when you are out on assignments approved by EasyFreelance. In most cases, you are also covered by our liability insurance.
To ensure that you are insured during your assignment, you must pre-notify your invoice through our application.
Tip! Once you have completed your assignment, you are just a click away from sending your invoice :)
Mileage allowance can be agreed as a fixed monthly amount, an allowance per kilometer driven or a combination of these. If you receive a certain fixed amount per year or month for using your own car, some of it will be tax-free and some may be regarded as ordinary taxable salary. This will depend on how much you actually drive.
The most common is a mileage-based allowance according to the government's rates. The rate for mileage allowance for domestic travel is currently NOK 4.03 per kilometer. 4.03 per kilometer. Of these, only NOK 3.50 is tax-free. 3.50 is tax-free, which means that you must pay tax on the last 53 øre you are paid per kilometer. The rate is also the same for electric cars.
At EasyFreelance, we use the government's tax-free rates, i.e. NOK 3.50 as long as you use an electronic logbook.
No logbook, no mileage allowance. There may be several reasons for having to document car use. Either you use a private car for work and should receive compensation for car use, or you have a company car that you must document for tax reasons is not used privately.
We require that you use Autogear to receive mileage allowance on your invoices.
Per diem is a "tax-free" standard amount that varies according to the country you work in. This applies to full day, half day and/or night. When invoicing through us, you are entitled to reimbursement under certain conditions.
You can read more here
You are entitled to deduct expenses incurred in your assignment if they are directly related to the service you perform. You can claim deductions for travel, accommodation, rental of premises and goods and consumables. Consumables are items that are used and consumed in the individual assignment. You must always present a receipt, in digital or physical form, to have your expenses approved.
Important! For expenses over NOK 4,000 including VAT, EasyFreelance must be listed as the recipient on the receipt.
Some occupational groups are allowed to deduct a flat-rate amount from gross salary/remuneration. For example, if you are a musician and wish to invoice without a company, you can make an expense deduction of up to 30 percent. This is provided that you perform with your own instrument and in front of an audience. The cost deduction is collected directly per invoice.
Once you have created an account with us, you will land on the home page of our application. Here you can easily find information about outstanding payments, how much you have invoiced, as well as any holiday pay and pension savings.
You can find your invoices and payments under "My Payouts". Here you will find all important information about your payments and invoices. You can click "Download invoice" to view the invoice itself, or you can see how we have calculated your salary.
If you have agreed an assignment with a customer, we recommend that you pre-register the invoice so that we have the information we need about the assignment before it is carried out. This way, we can ensure that you are insured, entitled to sick pay and other benefits during the assignment.
You can pre-register the assignment in the application.
You can add all the costs you have incurred during an assignment when you have created your invoice. Simply click "Add cost" under the invoice, enter your details and upload documentation. Our consultants will then review what you have added.
We do this together! Whether you're a freelancer, consultant or extra work, we want to be there for you. That's why it costs nothing to create an account with us. You only pay us when your clients pay you.