Your tax assessment notice is a summary of your tax for the past year, showing your income, deductions and allowances and tax paid.

It is available each year in March and it tells you if you are entitled to a refund of overpaid tax or if you have paid too little tax. If you are entitled to a refund, we transfer the refund to your account automatically in most cases.

The deadline for making changes to your tax assessment notice for 2019 is 1 May 2020.

If you want to see your expected income, deductions and allowances and tax for the current year, you have to check your preliminary income assessment.

See your tax assessment notice

Understand your preliminary income assessment and your tax assessment notice

forskellen mellem forskudsopgørelse og årsopgørelse

Which is which?

Preliminary income assessment

This is our assessment of your tax budget (income and tax payable for the coming year).

  • Preliminary income assessment is:
  • Budget
  • Applies to next year
  • May be updated several times during the year

Tax assessment notice

This is our calculation of your final tax accounts for the past year (your actual earnings and tax payment).

  • Tax assessment notice is:
  • Accounts
  • Applies to the past year
  • Calculated once a year

When is it happening?

You can see your preliminary income assessment on www.skat.dk/tastselv each year from November.

You can see your tax assessment notice on www.skat.dk/tastselv each year in March.

What should I do?

Preliminary income assessment

Update your preliminary income assessment when it is available or if:

  • your income changes
  • you raise a loan
  • you start a business
  • the distance between home and work changes

Tax assessment notice

Check your tax assessment notice and see if you are entitled to a refund or have to pay outstanding tax:

  • Check the information
  • Correct information if required

We obtain most of the information for your tax assessment notice from your bank, your employer or student grant provider, for example. If your tax assessment looks right, you do not need to do anything. However, you have to enter certain deductions and allowances yourself.

Deductions and allowances that you generally need to check and correct:

Deduction for transport between home and work

Deductions for workwear, courses, etc.

You need to file your tax return for income year 2019 by 1 July 2020. Please note that you need to complete and accept your tax return even if you have nothing to add to the information listed in your service letter.

You should file a tax return if you:

  • are self-employed
  • have foreign income or property
  • own rental property that you do not live in personally
  • are an artist and are covered by the income equalisation scheme for artists
  • work with irregular financial year
  • own shares in investment project partnerships (ordinary or limited) (anparter) which are not subject to the rules governing such shares.

Read more about the tax return 

Please see our legal guide (in Danish) for further legal information.