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JANUARY 2013 Happy New Year! We hope the holiday season has treated you well; sharing good food and connecting with friends and family!
INN Bergen Monthly Meeting, January Information about January’s INN Club Meeting will be sent out by email soon – watch for it! th SAVE THE DATE! February 6 , 2013 International Career Fair 2013 Do you have a multicultural background, college/university education or completed an apprenticeship, and are seeking a job in Bergen? Then join us for the International Career Fair 2013! Participation for job seekers is free of charge. For more information and to sign up, visit www.bergen-‐chamber.no/activity/2754/sign-‐up-‐for-‐international-‐career-‐fair
INN Bergen Spouse Club Meeting, January th Tuesday, January 29 , 2012, 13:00 Place: Dromedar Kaffe Bar, Strandgaten 81 Map: http://goo.gl/maps/WxEyu If you would like to add your name to our Spouse Club email list, or if you have questions, contact Michelle Radmanovich: [email protected]
IMPORTANT DATES & NOTICES
Bergen Kommune Schools rd • Thursday, January 3 -‐ First school day after Christmas holidays • Friday, February 1st -‐ No school for students in Grunnskolen, barnehager are closed. International School of Bergen th • Monday, January 7 -‐ First day back after Christmas holidays st st • Thursday, January 31 and Friday, February 1 -‐ Staff In-‐service Days, no school for students
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE EVENTS
Bergen Næringsråd (Bergen Chamber of Commerce) hosts more than 100 meetings and events each year! For a complete list visit: http://www.bergen-‐chamber.no/page/80/moteoversikt-‐liste th • Tuesday, January 8 -‐ Meeting Place Marine: Co-‐locating a world class marine research center at Marineholmen (Samlokalisering av marin forskningsklynge på Marineholmen?) th • Wednesday, January 10 -‐ INTPOW annual regional meeting -‐ a networking organisation which promotes cooperation between Norwegian and foreign players in the renewable energy industry. (INTPOWs årlige regionsmøte) th • Thursday, January 17 -‐ Marinade 2013 -‐ Together shaping the Future! Marinade is an opportunity to highlight the maritime industry, strengthen our network and put Bergen on the map as a maritime capital.
There are several comprehensive English language sites available that cover Norwegian related news. Check them out! The Norway Post http://www.norwaypost.no/ The Foreigner http://theforeigner.no/ The Local http://www.thelocal.no/ Views & News http://www.newsinenglish.no/
FOCUS ON… TAXES : )
Tax Deduction Cards (Skattekort) th st From December 15 to 31 , 2012, the Tax Adminstration (Skatteetaten) will have sent out Tax Deduction Cards (Skattekort) for the 2013 fiscal year. The tax deduction card shows how much tax your employer should deduct from your pay. It is important that you check that the information is correct and then bring it in to your employer. The tax cards are based on your last tax assessment and are adjusted according to your expected income in 2013. You may not have received the tax deduction card automatically if you applied for it in 2012 for the first time. In this case you can contact the Tax Administration and apply again. There is an online service, MinID, or you can fill out a form and bring it to the Tax Administration office: Skatt vest Bergen (Nonnesetergaten 4, open from 9:00 to 15:00) Tax Return During January, you will begin to receive all the necessary information for your Tax Return. Keep all the statements from your employer, banks etc. to be able to check the numbers that will be recorded on the final form which will be sent to you at the end of March. You must verify that the pre-‐entered information is correct. If the information contains errors or information is lacking, you must change the tax return. If you have no changes to make to the pre-‐completed tax return, you do not have to submit it. In such case, you are deemed to have submitted the tax return with the pre-‐entered information. As a foreigner, you can deduct 10% or up to a maximum of 40, 000 NOK from your income on the first 2 assessments you are considered a resident in Norway and this should already be included in your tax rate. You should also note that transaction costs on your bank account, interest paid on loans/mortgages and travel expenses exceeding a certain limit, are also deductible. If you have changes to the pre-‐entered information, you must fill in the amounts you believe to be correct and submit the changed form to th the tax return by April 30 at the latest. You can choose whether you wish to send it by mail to the tax office or via the internet. For more information about Taxes in Norway please visit: www.skatteetaten.no/en/International-‐pages/ or www.nyinorge.no/en/Ny-‐i-‐Norge-‐velg-‐sprak/New-‐in-‐Norway/Work/Tax/
JANUARY EVENTS IN BERGEN
2013 is here! Here are some of January’s highlights – check these websites for a complete list of events! And don’t forget to take a peek at the live music & performing arts links from October & November’s newsletters for more ideas! Visit Bergen: http://www.visitbergen.com/en/events/ or Bergen Tiende: Det Skjer (What’s On): http://bergenpuls.bt.no/ st Continuing until September 1 , 2013, The Brain (Hjernen) Exhibition, VilVite Science Center, Bergen Use it or lose it. Your brain needs challenges to grow and be better. With 35 different activities we surprise and challenge you to a game of mental training. Having fun is an important part of brainpower. The exhibition also explores our understanding of the brain. Is it healthy to multitask, or is it better for the brain to concentrate on one thing at a time? And memory can really be trained and improved? www.vilvite.no/utstilling/hjernen/ th th Thursday, January 10 & Friday, January 11 , Lars Vogt plays Mozart, Grieghallen, Bergen Even the instrumental works of Mozart and Britten are marked by a deeply operatic sensibility. Conductor Ivor Bolton is uniquely qualified to make this connection, with vast experience on the world’s top concert and opera stages. Sir Simon Rattle has described pianist Lars Vogt as «one of the most extraordinary musicians of any age I have had the fortune to be associated with» www.harmonien.no/engdisplay.aspx?menuid=0&prodid=27538
Et dukkehjem (A Doll’s House)
Storm Weather Shanty Choir
th Friday, January 11 , New Year’s Concert with Tora Augestad, Håkonshallen, Bergen FMKV celebrates the New Year with a concert with Tora Augestad, one of this generation's most versatile singers. She sings everything from baroque to cabaret, to contemporary music and jazz. In recent years, she has sung with the most prolific contemporary music ensembles in the continent, in addition to having participated in a number of critically acclaimed productions. www.visitbergen.com/en/events/All-‐events/?TLp=726269&New-‐Year-‐s-‐Concert-‐with-‐Tora-‐Augestad= th th Saturday, January 12 to Saturday, February 16 , Et Dukkehjem (A Doll’s House), DNS, Bergen Henrik Ibsen’s story is well known: Nora lives a seemingly happy with Torvald and their young children. But people with different aspirations and conflicting would lead us right into the complex human mind. For enough away for Nora to slam the door and go. Again, she will leave her husband and children to find their true self. www.dns.no/norsk/program/2012/et-‐dukkehjem/ th Friday, January 25 , JassBox Bergen, Grand Selskapslokaler, Bergen Live music at Grand Selskapslokaler! Check their Face Book page for confirmed dates and performers. http://www.facebook.com/JassboxBergen th Tuesday, January 29 , Hannah Boel, Ole Bull Scene, Bergen Hannah Boel’s 2013 tour is packed with well-‐known songs such as "Do not Know Much About Love", "Black Wolf", "Talk It Out" , and "Light In Your Heart". However, this is not a nostalgic journey: she makes new interpretations of older songs and combines them with others that are close to her heart, performed in a way that many fans will recognize. It's soul, it's blues, it's jazz -‐ it is simply Hanne Boel. bergenlive.no/konsertkalender/hanne-‐boel/ th
Wednesday, January 30 , InterNations Get Together, Bergen Connect with fellow expatriates in Bergen, join our InterNations get-‐togethers to meet up with others from the international community in Bergen and receive helpful advice and information about life in Norway. Visit the InterNations website for details and to sign up! http://www.internations.org/bergen-‐expats st Thursday, January 31 , Storm Weather Shanty Choir, Madame Felle, Bergen Stord Norway’s Storm Weather Shanty Choir became a small sensation on iTunes when they released their fifth album in mid-‐ November 2012. Within 24 hours they went to the top of the iTunes's most popular album and passed for a short time greats as Coldplay, AC / DC and Rihanna. www.madamfelle.no/2013/01/storm-‐weather-‐chanty-‐choir/ st nd Friday, February 1 & Saturday, February 2 , Datarock, Det Akademiske Kvarter, Bergen The latest antics Bergen’s own DATAROCK include the innovative USB-‐release 'Limited Edition' which was later followed up with a designer toy-‐work with legendary Super7 in San Francisco. Now the band is embarking on the grand project, Data Rock -‐ the musical! rf.uib.no/1806/datarock/
Find it at www.yr.no or at www.storm.no
Wishing you all the best in the coming year! Best regards, the INN Club team