Something is wrong in the Debate
Petter Bjerksund and Guttorm Schjelderup: NRK's tax debate is based on meaningless assumptions: All returns in the "Tangens oil fund" go to the "household budget" and must therefore be tax-free. Is the tax really the problem, not the withdrawal?
NRK's Debate (April 20, on "Tax fugitives", ed. note) did not address the biggest elephant in the room at all. In all tax debates, the premise must be that those who complain have something to complain about. How much tax did those who moved to Switzerland pay as a percentage of their income? Petter Bjerksund and Guttorm Schjelderup ask.
Their feature article Noe skurrer i Debatten (in Norwegian) was published in Dagens Næringsliv on 26 April, 2023.