Refund for bitchy wives?

A chronically bitchy wife is no reason to get income tax deduction, even though many a frustrated man may think of no better reason.

In a tiny village in Northern Norway, a man demanded a thousand euros deduction for “a chronically bitchy wife” in his income tax return, and made a reference to the tax law.


But the local tax inspector didn’t agree, and writes in a letter to the man in question that “the law makes no provision for deductions related to living with a chronically bitchy wife or husband, and we assume the explanation is that the phenomenon is quite common and that the burden is fairly equally distributed in every marriage.”

The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax. – Albert Einstein

Or… is it chronically bitchy wives?

By Unni Holtedahl, May 2013

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