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Hitt og þetta 21. apríl 2006

Norwegian distributed taxes up in January-March 2006

Nordic Business Report-April 21, 2006-Norwegian distributed taxes up in January-March 2006
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Statistics Norway, the Norwegian state statistics agency, said on Friday (21 April) that Norwegian distributed taxes amounted to NOK123.6bn in January-March 2006, an increase of 7.4% from January-March 2005.

Total tax paid to the central government amounted to NOK38.4bn, an increase of 7.6%, while total tax paid to local government was up 6.8% to NOK32.3bn.

Contributions to the National Insurance Scheme totalled NOK51.9bn, an increase of 6.0%.

One Norwegian krone (NOK) is worth approximately 0.08 British pounds (GBP).

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