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Tax registration How to register with the tax authorities and receive your tax card.

When you move to Denmark to work and/or live, you must register with the tax authorities (SKAT). You may be required to pay tax on your income even if your income is from abroad. When working in Denmark, you are responsible for paying taxes on your income. The exact amount is calculated on the basis of your income as well as the tax deductions and allowances to which you are entitled. 


When you have registered with SKAT, your Danish employer will inform SKAT directly of your income in Denmark. If you have income from abroad, you must inform SKAT of that income yourself.

Applying for a tax card
You can apply for a tax card at International Citizen Service. Make sure to bring along the following documents:

  • Your passport/foreign ID card
  • Work contract/information about your salary, including your pension
  • Work permit if you are a citizen from outside the EU, Switzerland, or the Nordic countries

You will also need to fill out Form 04.063. You can receive help with the form at International Citizen Service.

Please see SKAT’s website for more information.