The amount of salary or income is one of the personal or confidential things that people are hesitant and uncomfortable to discuss. Most often people do not reveal exact value of what they receive for certain reason. This can be due to security or some personal purposes.
However, there are certain cases that require you to give the exact figure if not estimate of your income. Examples are when you apply for a loan; when apply for a job or sensitive position; when you pay for your tax; and other more.
For personal and security reasons, people may resort to keeping within themselves the real amount of their income to prevent being exposed to possible crimes like stealing or even death; some to hide themselves from people who would frequently borrow from them; and funny, but sometimes husbands doesn’t want their wives figure out their real amount of salary so they would not be left for wallet bankrupt, or they could not buy or do what they want after a payday.
Nonetheless, there are reasons that serve rational purpose for knowing the real amount a certain person is earning. Preventing and resolving anomalies is one of the important points. Declaring the real amount of income can help a person be assessed correctly, whether applying for a high corporate or government position. There are cases of some corruption hidden because of income or assets confidentiality. Cheating can also be caught or verified if there really is a problem why a husband does not fully remit his salary. Paying the right amount of tax can also be assured by knowing the actual amount of a person’s income.
These reasons give validity to rightfully know a person’s real income and do background check that will point you to have the right information about person/business/property.