Ex. 24.02: Tax Lists – Culture
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TAX LISTS. “…[E]very taxpayer’s annual income, wealth and annual tax return are publicly available — and it’s not a new thing. Norwegian tax returns have been publicly available since the 1800s, the idea being that financial transparency is seen a vital part of social democracy. Figures were traditionally released every October in a Yellow Pages-style book, available for anyone to read at the local town hall or tax office.
As the internet evolved, they decided to take things online. The government initially came up with the idea of a searchable database of peoples’ finances which launched in 2005, and which allowed media organizations to reproduce the lists online.”
Read more about tax lists here. Study the image below and match the meanings of the column headers with the Norwegian words.
- personal fortune/assets
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