If your monthly pay is higher or lower than usual, it could be the result of:

  • outstanding tax for 2018 which is automatically included in your tax for 2020.
  • new figures in your preliminary income assessment.
  • missing deduction for transport between home and work, tax relief on interest or similar in your preliminary income assessment
  • deductions for employment, job and pension will be distributed on all 12 months of the year.

Outstanding tax from 2018 is included in your 2020 tax. You are therefore paying a little more tax each month in 2020.

Outstanding tax of, for example, DKK 10,000 means that your monthly deductions and allowances will decrease by approximately DKK 2,260. As a result, you pay approximately DKK 830 more in tax each month.

You can see from your preliminary income assessment if you are paying outstanding tax by clicking the link 'Se beregning (pdf)' (See calculation (PDF).

New figures or tax rates in your preliminary income assessment could mean that you will be paid a different amount than in 2019.

Some deductions are not automatically transferred from one year to the next, and if your financial situation has changed, it is particularly important that you check all your deductions.

It could also be an incorrect figure in your preliminary income assessment.

Check and change your preliminary income assessment


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