The tax authority in Denmark is called SKAT. If you work in Denmark you are required to pay taxes on your income. Your tax rate depends on your salary and the deductions you can claim.
In general, the SKAT system is automated and online. However, certain procedures, such as registering and paying the tax on a car with foreign license plates, must be done in person. Here are links to some of the most useful pieces of information on the SKAT website in English:
- Informing SKAT about your residency in Denmark
- An introduction to the Danish tax system
- Bringing a vehicle with foreign number plates to Denmark
- Special tax scheme for foreign researchers and key employees
- Starting a business
- VAT (MOMS)
As you can see, SKAT offers private individuals and companies a great deal of information on their website and they encourage you to look for the answers to your questions online. However, it is also possible to contact them directly with questions. The SKAT hotline is 72 22 18 18 (click here for the hotline’s busy times of the week that are best avoided). The hours for the hotline are:
Monday: 9.00 – 17.00
Tuesday – Thursday: 9.00 – 16.00
Friday: 9.00 – 14.00
You can also contact SKAT by email. Click here to send them a message. If you think you need to see a tax official in person, you may make an appointment with the authorities, who, in North Denmark, are based only in Aalborg. The SKAT office in Aalborg is located at Skibsbyggerivej 5, 9000 Aalborg and the hours are:
Monday: 10.00 – 14.00
Information about Motorcenter Aalborg, where all residents of North Denmark must register for number plates, can be found here.
Another option for getting help with simple tax issues is to visit your Citizens Service Office and ask. In Aalborg, choose ‘SKAT selvbetjening’ when you arrive and you will be referred to someone who can assist you with basic tax questions.