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How the Danish tax system works

The Danish tax system is progressive. This means that the higher your income, the more taxes you must pay. The tax you pay go to finance the public school system, the hospitals, the roads etc.


The Danish Tax Agency (Skattestyrelsen) will automatically receive most of the information required to determine the tax for most tax payers.This means that you can rely on your employer has provided the necessary information about your salary, that your bank has provided information about interest information and expenses, and unemployment funds, unions and ngo’s have provided information about your membership payments etc.

Your job is to check the correctness of the information stated in the documents that you receive from SKAT.

SKAT sends three important mails per year to everyone living in Denmark: You will receive these mails in your e-boks. 

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