When you work in Denmark, there are some important matters you need to attend to depending on the length of your stay and where you come from.
Tax regulations for posted workers
If you are posted to Denmark and your employers got a permanent establishment in Denmark you probably need to pay income tax and apply for a Danish tax card and personal tax number.
If you are posted to Denmark and your employers got a permanent establishment in Denmark, you have to apply for a personal tax number and a Danish tax card, no matter how long you intend to stay in Denmark. The same rule applies if you establish a business in Denmark.
If you plan to work and live in Denmark for more than 3 months, you need to apply for a CPR number (civil reg. no.) at the Danish National Register (Folkeregisteret). If you stay in Denmark for more than 6 months, you are considered to be fully tax liable to Denmark from the first day of your stay.
You can seek advice at one of the four:
If you are hired-in by a Danish business by an employer which is not Danish, you are liable to pay tax according to the rules on international hiring-out of labour.
E-tax (in Danish 'TastSelv') is The Danish Tax Agency's online self-service system.
In E-tax you can change your preliminary income assessment and tax assessment notice and file your tax returns.
You will also find the tax information that The Danish Tax Agency holds about you, and which is used to calculate your tax.
This is information that The Danish Tax Agency has received from your employer and bank.
Tax liability is the liability that rests with a person or a business to pay tax on income. We distinguish between full and limited tax liability to Denmark.
If you bring your own vehicle to Denmark.
Non-Danish vehiclesIf your employer provides you with a car for private use.
You do not have to be familiar with all the Danish tax regulations, but it is your duty to stay informed and make sure the information The Danish Tax Agency holds about you are correct. This means that you should know the basics about tax in Denmark, and you should check:
This publication is an introduction to the Danish tax system intended for newcomers to Denmark and non-Danish speakers who are not yet familiar with the system.
Contact The Danish Tax Agency
Monday 9 - 17
Tuesday to Thursday 9 - 16
Friday 9 - 14
+45 72 22 27 80 (English)