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. 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 the Danish Tax Agency (Skattestyrelsen), your Danish employer will inform the Danish Tax Agency directly of your income in Denmark. If you have income from abroad, you must inform the Danish Tax Agency of that income yourself.
Applying for a tax card
When you are working and getting paid in Denmark, you must pay income tax. You can see the amount of tax you must pay on your tax card. You can obtain a tax card by filling out the online application form.
This form is used for obtaining a personal tax number and/or a tax card, which you will need when earning income in Denmark. The tax card contains information about your withholding rate, your monthly tax-free allowances and deductions. When you have obtained a tax card, it will be sent directly to your employer.
It is also possible to receive guidance by tax professionals at the International Citizen Service.
Good to know
Find information about the Danish tax system and different procedures in English, German, Lithuanian, Polish and Romanian on the Danish tax website.