Labor Party (AP) deputy leader Hadia Tajik received between NOK 8,500 and 10,500 in monthly rental income from the two apartments she owned while she had a tax-free commuter apartment.
Tajik had an apartment in Stavanger, which she bought in the autumn of 2007 and sold in the summer of 2010, as well as another apartment in the same city she bought with her brother in the winter of 2008 and sold out in the winter of 2010.
The entire first apartment in Stavanger and a dormitory part in the second were rented out.
“My rental income seems to have been between NOK 8,500 and 10,500 a month. After expenses were paid, it gave a small profit that increased as the joint debt went down,” Tajik wrote in an email to the newspaper VG.
According to VG, Tajik has been registered in both of these apartments at various points in time.
Tajik was granted tax-free commuter housing from 2006 to 2010 based on a lease she never used, according to VG.
Tajik apologized but says she was entitled to tax-free commuter housing because she commuted home to her childhood home in Rogaland and had housing expenses there.
On Thursday, she resigned as Minister of Labor and Social Inclusion due to the controversy.
Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews
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