Next month Brian will pay his first Norwegian taxes.
I have been led to believe this should be an enjoyable experience.
However, surprised that he would be taxed at 45% (considerably more than my rate), he decided to seek enlightenment on the IRD-equivalent.no website.
There, on the first page, he found the tax system summed up as:
The Norwegian tax system is based on the principle that everybody should pay tax according to their means and receive services according to their needs…
Hm, sounds oddly familiar.