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The Foreigner Norway man taxed for dog’s house. Norwegian property tax rules mean that the dog owner has to pay two kroner a year. Jarfe the six-year-old pooch lives in his dog house in Northern Norway’s Finnmark County. The small outside dwelling in Kautokeino municipality, valued at 900 kroner, is located near a cabin belonging to somebody else.

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Norway man taxed for dog’s house

Published on Wednesday, 26th April, 2017 at 18:30 under the news category, by Charlotte Bryan.

Norwegian property tax rules mean that the dog owner has to pay two kroner a year.



Jarfe the six-year-old pooch lives in his dog house in Northern Norway’s Finnmark County.

The small outside dwelling in Kautokeino municipality, valued at 900 kroner, is located near a cabin belonging to somebody else.

This person’s hytte, which is liable for property tax, is located in one of Norway’s 365 municipalities that levy this duty. The remaining 63 do not.

But while constructions under 15 square metres (some 151 square feet) are exempt from property tax in Finnmark County’s Alta municipality, this is not the case in Kautokeino.

Dog owner Sten Olav Heahtta questions the municipality’s reasoning when it comes to having to pay the small annual sum.

He told NRK that he hoped that officials will revise their decision regarding the dog house.

“The [municipality’s] complaints board will now decide whether they [outhouses] are to be exempted from tariffs, or whether things are to remain unchanged,” said Kautokeino municipal advisor Marie Louise Øverli Hamrell.



Published on Wednesday, 26th April, 2017 at 18:30 under the news category, by Charlotte Bryan.

This post has the following tags: tax, property, fees, officials, councils, paywall.





  
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