Basic rules in Denmark
To provide the best possible service, you will be able to see more information and rules about some of the tasks we are working with. The information is collected from various pamphlets from Skat, which will be linked eventually to the columns.
At the bottom there is also a list of tax centers in Denmark and their opening hours.
If you bring a vehicle with foreign number plates to Denmark
Remember the following when you take a vehicle with foreign plates into Denmark:
The vehicle must be registered within 14 days after your arrival in Denmark
You must pay registration
You must pay annual fees as ACT or green owner tax when the car is registered in Denmark
You MUST have a Danish car insurance BEFORE you can register your vehicle
You care MUST have been checked before you can register it
You can view the entire pamphlet as a PDF file by clicking here or download it to your nearest tax office. Ask for pamphlet No. 100.
It is expensive to cheat SKAT
"Gratuitous benefits: The proprietor of a business chain had a new kitchen made in his home. But he decided to have the carpenter, who did the work, write a bill on the remodelling of his stores instead. When SKAT discovered this, the proprietor himself was subjected to a bill of 165.000 kr. in tax and VAT and a fine of 130.000 kr. The carpenter received a fine of 30.000 kr."
Here is what tax write about punishment for tax cheating:
"Gross negligence violations
If you should know better, but still violate the tax and excise laws.
½ x the evaded amount up to 60.000 kr.
1 x the evaded amount over 60.000 kr."
If you intentionally violating the tax and excise law.
1 x the evaded amount up to 60.000 kr.
2 x the evaded amount over 60.000 kr."
Tax evasion can give prison if there is withheld for more than 250.000kr. The punishment is up to 1 year and 6 months and a fine of 1 x the amount defrauded of the VAT and tax. In particularly serious cases the punishment can be increased to up to 8 years.
You can view the entire pamphlet as a PDF file by clicking here or pick it up at your nearest tax office. Ask for pamphlet No. 109.
Motor vehicles to be registered in Denmark
The following vehicles must be registered in Denmark:
Cars, motorcycles, trucks and vans
Registration must be done if the user is resident in Denmark, which means that the user is either working in Denmark and over again, here or having resided in either 1 year or 185 days within 12 months
REMEMBER: The vehicle must be registered within 2 weeks from arrival date
Following exceptions applies vehicle registration in Denmark although you residing in countryside:
If you work for a company that is registered in another EU country
If the vehicle is to be demonstrated for Danish buyers, dealers or journalists
If the vehicle has to go through Denmark to get to like Sweden or Germany
If you maintain your residence abroad because of this affiliation
If your actual vehicle broken outside Denmark
ATTENTION! The first four points require a permit from the tax.
This booklet is unfortunately not available as a PDF file but can be picked up at your nearest tax office.
About tax – if you are resident abroad and work in Denmark
It is always a good idea to learn the tax rules! Here is your chance to read the brochure dealing with tax if you live abroad but work in Denmark.
You can see the entire brochure in PDF format by clicking here or get the pamphlet at your nearest tax office. Ask for the pamphlet No 84.
Below is a list of Danish tax centers and opening hours