In Norway personal income tax returns are public documents:
In the US real estate sales and assessments are normally public to assure that real estate taxes are collected fairly.
Should similar rules apply to federal income taxes?
An argument in favor of public tax returns is that they would help to assure that people are correctly reporting income. Also illegal discrimination in salaries would be much more obvious.
Should income be public in a way similar to that of real estate transactions?
Or is the need for privacy greater for income than for real estate?