Faster and easier payment for freelancers

No administration - just get paid for the work you've done.
It's that simple!

Invoice without a company
Invoice without a company
We take care of all administration - you will be paid salary after tax.
Foodora Rider
Invoice with your company
Use our platform to send invoices, completely free of charge.

Benefits of using our salary service

No need for an accountant
No need for an accountant

We take care of the accounting. No need to stress over taxes and reports - we have it all under control.

Fewer obligations
Fewer obligations

Avoid the obligations of managing a company and the paper mill that comes with it.

Get paid swiftly
Get paid swiftly

We payout multiple times per week, so as soon as we have received your customers payment - we are ready to issue your payout.

No more missed payments

No more messy accounts, no missed deadlines

Let us handle all the administration, including taxes and reports, so that you can take it easy.

Save money

Save money

Managing your own company is expensive. You'll often pay for both an accountant and an accounting program, not to mention the time spent on reporting and paperwork.

With PayoutPartner, you'll have the freedom to spend your time how you like.

Got questions?

• If you have your own company (sole proprietorship or AS) you can send invoices for free and it costs nothing.

• If you do not have your own company, we can invoice your customer and pay you wages after deduction of taxes and fees.

For every NOK 100 + value added tax (VAT) that your customer pays:
- We pay VAT to the Tax Agency
- We charge a service fee of 4.9% for our services
- If you have invoiced driving allowance, diet or similar, we will ensure that this is paid tax-free
- We deduct 14.1% employer's tax, which all employers must pay to the Tax Agency
- The remaining amount is NOK 83.35, which is your salary before tax
- From this amount we deduct tax according to your tax card and transfer the rest to you as salary.

We charge a service fee of 4.9% which covers our costs for, among other things, rent, salaries, software licenses, accountant/auditor.

The tax authority collects 14.1% of all wages employer's tax from all employers. This finances, among other things, your public sickness benefit, pension and unemployment benefits from NAV when you need this.

Salita has a special agreement with PayoutPartner, where they cover all service and employer's tax costs for their interpreters and translators.

For all payments from Salita, you will not be charged any additional fees. All fees are paid by Salita.

As a freelancer, you pay tax in the same way as wage earners. You submit a tax return for employees, and are entitled to minimum deductions as a wage earner. You are not obliged to keep accounts, and must not be registered in the VAT register.

You are a freelancer when you receive pay for individual assignments without being a permanent or temporary employee of the person you perform the work for, but are also not self-employed. As a freelancer, you are in an intermediate position between an employee and a self-employed person.

You can read more about this here:

Yes! Our email is and is the best way to reach us.

Our aim is to get back to you within 24 hours and we will make sure you get the support you need.

To ensure that we can operate at very low costs, we do not have a telephone service.

However, you can email us at and we aim to get back to you within 24 hours.

Pick your payout method
You can choose to get paid a salary after tax, or you can get paid directly to your own company (enkeltpersonforetak / AS)
Salary Service
4.9% of invoice amount

The perfect solution for freelancers who don't want the hassle of running their own company

  • Automated payouts from Salita, Staffers, Porterbuddy, Luado, Foodora, and more
  • Get tax deductions for mileage, diet, and expenses
  • Transparent pricing, so you can see exactly what happens to your payout
Invoicing Service

The perfect plan for freelancers who want to operate their own company

  • Get the full payment from your customers, including VAT where applicable
  • Work with your own accountant to make sure your annual and termin reports are submitted correctly

Income & Tax deductions

To get paid a salary, all invoices must have a "work" component with a duration. This is so we can inform the tax office of your total work hours, which directly affects your unemployment benefits and sickpay (from day 17).

For example:

- "12:00 - 13:30" work translating documents
- 5 hours of work delivering packages
- 20 hours of work as a tour guide

You can choose if would like to report your work with exact times, or with a total number of hours.

When NAV pays sick-pay, a basis for the sick-pay must be determined. This is normally calculated based on the average freelance "work" related income reported through the a-melding during the three months preceding the sickness.

You can read more about this here:

If a customer of yours pays for meals, then you are able to report it as a Diet payment, which results in a tax deduction.

While the rules for diet payments are complex, we automate the process for our partner customers - so you don't have to set it up yourself.

You can read more about diet payments here:

Driving for work can get expensive, so it's important to make sure you get paid for driving correctly - so you can get a tax deduction for it.

For our partner customers, this process is automated - though you can send us your driving reports using a GPS enabled tracking service like autogear or automile.

For every 1km that you drive, you can get a 3.5kr deduction in taxable income. This means that 3.5kr of your salary will have 0% tax on it.

You can read more about this here:

If you have expenses related to the work done for your customer, you can add it to the invoice. The expenses added should have receipts as well, and the expense amount will not be taxed.

Unfortunately, expenses for our salary service must be related to the work done and your customer will see the expense as well.

For example:
 - Via our salary service, you can add your parking costs and toll costs as expenses
- Via our salary service, you cannot deduct the cost of your laptop which you use for work

You can read more about this here:

How do I get paid?

Sign our freelancer agreement and tell us who your customer is.

Set the invoice Due Date
Set an invoice reference for your customers accounting department
Tell us what you did

Choose your occupation, and tell us what you did

You have to provide work hours
You can add expenses, mileage, and more
Example payout

Get a complete overview of what your customer will pay, and what you will get

Our fee is 4.9%
Your tax rate will be updated before each salary run, so the % shown on your first invoice will not match your tax card
Salary slips

See your monthly and annual salary reports

One salary slip per payout
One salary report per year

When do I get paid?

Get paid every Thursday, and every other day that we do a salary run

When you send an invoice to your customer, they should pay us on or before the "due date" on your invoice.

You decide the due date, and we pay on the first Thursday after we receive the payment.

Each time we do a salary run for one of our partners below, we do a run for all customers - so there are over 12 payout days every month.

Get paid on the last working day of the month

Salita sends us your entire months work report, and we then issue your salary on the last working day of the next month.

Get paid on the 15th every month

Staffers sends us your entire months work report, and we then issue your salary on the 15th of every month.

Get paid on the 12th and 26th every month

Porterbuddy sends us your half-month work report (01-14th and 15-31st), and we then issue your salary on the 12th and 26th of every month.

Get paid on the 10th every month

Luado sends us your entire months work report, and we then issue your salary on the 10th of every month.

Get paid on the 10th and 25th every month

Foodora sends us your half-month work report (01-15th and 16-31st), and, and we then issue your salary on the 10th and 25th of every month.

Special deals
Set up a special agreement for a set payout date

If you have customers that pay you on a schedule, and you would like to automate your payouts - get in touch, and we will create a special agreement just for you.

What are the downsides of being a freelancer?

Freelancer vs Self Employed (ENK) vs Employee

Straight from the tax office:

When am I a freelancer?
As a freelancer you pay tax in a similar manner to employees. You submit Tax Return for employees and are entitled to minimum standard deduction from salary income.

You are not required to keep accounts and should not register in the VAT-register.

You are a freelancer when you receive salary for individual assignments without being neither a permanent or temporary employee of the organisation you are carrying out work for, nor a self-employed person. A freelancer is somewhere in between an employee and self-employed.

Social security rights for freelancers
As a freelancer, you have fewer social rights than employees but more social rights than self-employed persons. The client, or the contracting party, will not be liable to pay you sick-pay, but you will be entitled to sick-pay from the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration (NAV) from the 17th sick day, and you can take out voluntary supplementary insurance. You will not be entitled to holiday pay (unless you have reached an agreement about this) or have any rights as an employee under the Working Environment Act. Freelancers are not entitled to occupational injury benefit or occupational injury insurance, but they can take out voluntary occupational injury insurance with a private insurance company and a voluntary occupational injury benefit policy with NAV.

Freelancers are not entitled to a pension scheme from their client, but they can set up their own pension scheme. Subject to certain conditions, freelancers are entitled to unemployment benefit.


As an Employee, your employer covers your insurance costs.

As a Self-Employed person, you have to buy your own insurance.

If you are a Self Employed person, please look into buying insurance from NAV here:

For Freelancers, we offer insurance for a limited number of occupations, as paying for insurance for everyone will result in raising our prices as well.

If you are a freelancer, please look into buying insurance from NAV here:


Not having to pay for equipment is a major benefit for Employees.

Self Employed and Freelancers have to pay for their own equipment, and then find a way to deduct it from their taxes by correctly filling in their tax returns each year.

Note that even for Self Employed persons, it is better to buy equipment on their own personal name instead of in the companies name, as it gives them better guarantees and rights to replacement/repair.

Hourly rates

As a Freelancer or Self Employed person you should charge your customers much more than what an average salary would be for the same role.

The formula used by Innovation Norway to calculate the hourly cost of an employee is to multiple the annual salary with 0.0012

So if you aim to have a salary of 500,000kr then you should charge 500,000*0.0012 = 600kr per hour. This however should also depend on your experience, your education, market conditions, and your own personal brand.

At PayoutPartner, we see salaries ranging from 110kr per hour to over 10000kr per hour.

Sick-pay: 100% payroll from day 17 from NAV

Employees get sickness benefits from day-1. Their employer has to pay a full salary even when Employees are sick. You can read about Employee sick-pay here:

Self Employed persons are their own employers, and get no sick-pay from themselves. NAV covers 80% of their average income over the last 3 moths as sick-pay from Day-17. You can read about Self Employed persons sick-pay here:

Freelancers have it better than sole propreitors but worse than employees, as the employer of a freelancer does not pay sickpay. NAV covers 100% of their average income over the last 3 months as sick pay from Day-17. You can read about sick-pay for Freelancers here:

How do I get a full-time or part-time Employee role?

Being a freelancer or self-employed person is a difficult choice, but some people are great at it. If you have the right talent and ability to attract customers, it's quite possible that you will have a better outcome than with regular employment.

That being said, being a freelancer or self employed person is definitely not for everyone. The uncertainty and reduced benefits can be a source of great stress for many.

Providing your services outside of your regular full time or part time job is also an option that many opt-in to, ensuring that they are able to work predictably and with things that they are passionate about.

If you feel that you are ready to move to a full time or part time role, or vice versa, get in touch and even if we can't help - we will do our best to try.

Have you not been paid? Contact us


We aim to respond to every message within 24 hours.

Partner with us

If you would like to automate your payout processes, contact us and we will be happy to set up an API integration or data exchange to smoothly pay all your freelancers.

Were you sent to PayoutPartner from

From 1st May 2024, all financial services offered by will be transferred over to PayoutPartner.

Both companies are part of the Skiwo Group, and are at the same location.

Same team, better service

To provide our freelancers the best service possible, we decided to split our financial services from and set it up as a separate company.

This allows us to serve you better, and ensures that our main focus is to make sure you get paid.

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