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New Norway tax lists see decrease. The 2013 income year tax lists were released overnight, but with a new twist. Unlike previous years, the person you look up on the tax lists will now be notified of who is snooping on their taxes. The new system has worked to deter people from looking up people they know on the tax lists. When searching for someone on the tax lists, whether it is your boss, ex or even neighbour, the person would be notified with your full name, birth date, postal code, postal area and time of search.

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New Norway tax lists see decrease

Published on Friday, 17th October, 2014 at 13:52 under the news category, by Susanne Tunge Østhus.
Last Updated on 17th October 2014 at 15:05.

The 2013 income year tax lists were released overnight, but with a new twist. Unlike previous years, the person you look up on the tax lists will now be notified of who is snooping on their taxes.

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Looking at others' taxes is somewhat of an annual sport in Norway.Thousand-kroner notes
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The new system has worked to deter people from looking up people they know on the tax lists.

When searching for someone on the tax lists, whether it is your boss, ex or even neighbour, the person would be notified with your full name, birth date, postal code, postal area and time of search.

While people might be hesitant to look up people they know, politicians and celebrities are probably being overrun with search notifications.

The 2013 tax lists showed that Kjell Inge Røkke is Norway’s richest man, with a fortune of about NOK 11.8bn. Røkke is the main shareholder of the company Aker Solutions. He is also one of the eight directors on the company’s board. 

Surprisingly, 19-year-old Katharina Gamlemshaug Andresen, daughter of Norwegian businessman and investor Johan H. Andresen, comes in a second place with a fortune of NOK 4.6bn. This makes her the richest person in Norway under 25. Her father is owner and CEO of Ferd industrial and financial company.

Third on the list, we find Trond Mohn, owner and CEO of submerged cargo pumps to the tanker market manufacturer Frank Mohn, with a fortune of more than NOK 4.5bn. 

The new tax lists also show an interesting development in bridging the income gap between the genders, especially considering politicians.

Minister of Culture Thorhild Widvey has a higher fortune than all of the politicians in government. Even Prime Minister Erna Solberg with her NOK 1.5m has to see herself beaten by Widvey NOK 3.4m – more than double.

Widvey’s husband, who is widely known in the business sector, has a fortune of NOK 75m, according to Norwegian Tax Authority figures.

Minister of Fisheries Elisabeth Aspaker is the third-richest minister in government with a fortune of almost NOK 800,000.

The top three richest in government are female, showing that there seemingly is no wage discrimination against women in politics.   



Published on Friday, 17th October, 2014 at 13:52 under the news category, by Susanne Tunge Østhus.
Last updated on 17th October 2014 at 15:05.

This post has the following tags: norway, tax, investments, finance.





  
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