The Liberal Party’s (V) Sveinung Rotevatn and the Christian Democrats’ (KRF) Tore Storehaug have together paid at least NOK 400,000 too little in tax on their Storting apartments, the newspaper Aftenposten writes.
According to Aftenposten, both Rotevatn and Storhaug have received housing from the Storting because they have been registered at their parents’ address elsewhere in the country. None of them have paid rent or other expenses to the parents.
The tax authorities have previously said that politicians who live at home for free should pay tax on the benefit of free housing.
According to calculations made by Aftenposten, Sveinung Rotevatn, who is Minister of Climate and Environment and deputy leader of the Liberal Party, has paid NOK 210,000 too little in taxes.
Rotevatn told Aftenposten that, in light of what the Tax Administration has told the newspaper, he has contacted the Norwegian parliament’s (Storting) administration to “get clarity in the rules and how this may affect my situation back in time.”
According to the newspaper, Tore Storehaug, the KRF’s fiscal policy spokesperson in the Storting, should have paid between NOK 190,000 and 230,000 more in taxes.
In an email to the newspaper, Storehaug wrote that he acted in accordance with the information he received from the Storting’s administration.
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