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SKAT puts together guide for foreign employees

Are you regularly faced with foreign employees who have got off on the wrong foot in the Danish tax system? Now SKAT has made it easier for you to help them - and yourself.
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Publiceret: 25.10.2017
Af Felix Bekkersgaard Stark mail

It is not always easy to navigate the tax system when one is a foreign employee in Denmark. And if you get off on the wrong foot, it often has consequences for the employer as well.

That is why the Danish tax authority, SKAT, has now gathered much of what you and your employees need to know at skat.dk/udenlandsk-medarbejder. 

The page provides a general overview with clear graphics showing what type of tax liability a foreign employee is subject to and which of the most common deductions he or she is entitled to. There is also information about the things an employer must be aware of.

See also: Good news on research tax from Minestry of Business

Simple checklist gets you off to a good start

Among the contents of the new page is a checklist with four simple steps to help foreign employees get things such as NemID, preliminary income assessment and deductions sorted out. The checklist can be downloaded in English, Polish, Portuguese and German.

“It is a big help for companies and their foreign employees that SKAT has made information and guidance available in English, and we would like to see that even more communication with SKAT can take place in English,” says Linda Duncan Wendelboe, Head of DI Global Talent.  

Her team will take part when SKAT and the Confederation of Danish Industry host tax seminars for foreign employees around the country in the coming months.

“Navigating the Danish tax system is one of the major challenges for foreign employees, and the tax seminar is meant to help ensure that they get off to a good start with their work in Denmark,” says Linda Duncan Wendelboe.

Find a seminar near you: The Danish Tax System – a tough nut to crack

It is a big help for companies and their foreign employees.
LINDA DUNCAN WENDELBOE, HEAD OF DI GLOBAL TALENT
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PUBLISHED: 10/25/2017 LAST MODIFIED: 10/25/2017