We recommend that you call the Danish Tax Agency (Skattestyrelsen) on 72 22 28 92 once you have moved to Denmark and registered with the Danish National Register (Folkeregisteret). We will then generate your tax card. In order for us to do so, you need to know how much you will be earning and any other income and deductions and allowances you expect to have.

Please call the Danish Tax Agency (Skattestyrelsen) on 72 22 28 92 when you come to Denmark as an au pair. You will have to pay tax on your pocket money and your free accommodation. You do this by entering the relevant amounts in your preliminary income assessment (forskudsopgørelse) and then we will send you giro transfer forms for your tax payments. Your income will automatically be transferred to your tax assessment notice (årsopgørelse) at the end of the year.

Generally, you do not have to register with the Danish Tax Agency (Skattestyrelsen) when you move to Denmark as a student. However, if you are in Denmark for more than 365 days within a 2-year period or if you start working while you are studying, please call the us on 72 22 28 92.

Students from certain countries may be eligible for an additional tax deduction. Please check here to the list of countries in Danish.

If these rules apply to you, please submit form 04.062 including documentation that you are registered with the school/university here in Denmark.

If your application is approved and your deduction is accepted in your preliminary income assessment, you must remember to enter your deduction on your tax return.

Please see Coming to Denmark to study for further information

If you come to Denmark to work as a researcher or a highly paid employee, a special tax scheme, allowing a lower tax rate on your earned income, may apply to you. However, you need to meet certain conditions for the scheme to apply.

Please see the specific conditions at Tax scheme for foreign researchers and highly paid employees

Please call the Danish Tax Agency (Skattestyrelsen) on 72 22 28 92 when you return to Denmark as we will need to see if you are registered correctly. If you need a tax card, we will generate one for you at the same time.

When you move to Denmark, you are under obligation to inform the Danish Tax Agency (Skattestyrelsen) about your assets and savings outside Denmark. This could be:

Please see relevant form for specific guidelines.

If you are planning to move or have just moved to Denmark, we recommend that you read the guide Tax in Denmark - an introduction to the Danish tax system for non-Danish speakers.

For other practical matters about moving to Denmark, visit http://www.lifeindenmark.dk and https://www.workindenmark.dk  

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