Archive for April 26th, 2012

Yearly tax ‘fun’

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Nope, I still don’t see the fun of filing tax reports…not even after doing it for the fifth time here in Norway, and not even while most of the items are pre-filled byΒ the Norwegian tax authorities. The lather might give you the idea that it is easy, and it provides you an easy way out; just acknowledge the pre-filled info and submit!

Well, as I am a dutch citizen residing in Norway, owning an house in NL for some part of last year, as I became father in 2011 and have natural urge to not trust the authorities pre-filled info (and therefore I am checking, updating and optimizing the info); this years tax report evening resulted in the traditional frustration, steep learning curve in the (tax)technical norwegian language, an uncontrolled wish to empty a bottle of wine and finally, YES, the eureka&victory moment when everything is done…humpfff, nearly there! (where is that wine? πŸ˜‰ )