Paying taxes is considered to be a civic duty, and yet we often hear people moan and groan about these regular deductions - all the more so since not all forms of taxation seem to make economic sense.
And sometimes, it's tax breaks offered to some that others view as a grave injustice, because they themselves do not get the same preferential deal. This page collates recent DW content on the topic.
How much do you earn, and how much do you pay in tax? If you think that's getting a bit too personal, spare a thought for the Norwegians. Because in Norway, the earnings, assets and taxes of every citizen is public knowledge, and searchable online to boot. It's all done in the name of transparency, but as Lars Bevanger now reports from Oslo, not everyone is happy with being snooped upon.