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Find out what your neighbour paid in tax last year.

Posted by weehaggis on Monday, October 9, 2006

Seriously!! Its that time of year again here in Norway, find out what your friends, neighbours and work colleagues earned last year.
A national newspaper invites to find out about your neighbours income and wealth for 2005. For two weeks of the year the tax lists are available on the web….invasion of privacy…apparently not.

Don’t even try to question why this happens. “Its always been this way”. After working here for a while as a foreigner, and usually around this time of year, somebody will say to to you “guess what…”, and the typical response will be….”What the f*** “.
I can see the people back in the UK getting just a little upset about this if it happened there.


2 Responses to “Find out what your neighbour paid in tax last year.”

  1. minime said

    I kind of like it. It keeps things transparent and I can’t really think of a good reason it has to be private. But then, I’m Norwegian so I might be biased, it’s probably a cultural thing.

    Anyway, if you want more readers you should register with expat-blog.com. That’s how I found Karla, which is how I found you.

  2. weehaggis said

    It probably is just a cultural thing. But, in my experience both here and elsewhere, how much you get paid is a subject most people don’t like to talk about except to say that its not enough šŸ™‚ Oh, and thanks for the tip.

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