Exactly how much tax you must pay will depend on how much you earn and the tax deductions and allowances you are entitled to.
As a newcomer you are recommended to call the Danish Tax Agency (Skattestyrelsen) on (+45) 72 22 28 92.
You apply for a tax card and a personal tax number:
- by completing the online application form (used by most applicants)
- by completing and submitting form 04.063: Foreign Labour force - application for tax card and Danish personal tax number
If you have completed the form in full and attached or enclosed the documents required, you will receive a preliminary income assessment (forskudsopgørelse) within two weeks. At the top of your preliminary income assessment, you will see your personal tax number.
If you have completed the form in full and attached or enclosed the documents required, the Danish Tax Agency will create a preliminary income assessment (forskudsopgørelse) and a tax card within two weeks. The tax card is part of your preliminary income assessment. The tax card contains information about your withholding rate, your monthly tax-free allowances and deductions. The tax card is sent directly to your employer.
When you have received your NemID, please log on to the Danish Tax Agency's self service system, E-tax for individuals (TastSelv Borger) to complete your preliminary income assessment. Your information is used to determine how much tax you should pay.
If you do not apply for a tax card, your employer will deduct 55% from your salary.
If your stay exceeds three months
Then please inform yourself of what to do, following the stepguide for Nordic citizens. Please inform your local Citizens Services, that you have a personal tax number, when applying for a CPR-number.