Recently, more than 3,500 homeowners loged a complaint against the municipality of Oslo. The point of claims was that property taxes must be applied to all householders, not only just to several of them.
The case is planned in the District Court. And is supposed to last from Monday to Wednesday next week.
Now the property tax is interpreted the way that between 70 to 80 percent of homes are freed.
A property tax was entered in 2016. The limit of tax exemption was established at NOK 4 million, representing 20 percent of the households.
The head of the judicial department, Anders Leisner says that no other municipalities have such a high limit of tax exemption. According to the lawyer, in Oslo only the Parliament is allowed to use the property tax in order to fulfil reallocation policy, while the so-called ‘Red-Green’ city council does it now.
The Assistant County Attorney, Trine Riiber, who will manage the case representing the municipality says that Oslo municipality considers that the property tax is legally enshrined, as municipalities have rather big freedom of action what concerns divising of property taxes. And an issue about the size of tax exemption limit is a political matter, where courts can not revoke the municipalities.