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Wages and Tax

In Denmark it is obligatory to pay tax when you work or have an income. Denmark is known for its high level of taxation, but generally we also have a higher level of wages and salaries than in many other countries.

In return for the high level of taxation, we also have a well-functioning society with a number of welfare benefits. For more information, go to TAX AND WELFARE.  

When you have had a job you must have a tax assessment notice, which your employer needs in order to be able to automatically deduct tax, before wages or salaries are being paid out. From your payslip you will be able to see tax deduction which your employer will forward to tax under MOVING - STEP BY STEP and under TAX ASSESSMENT NOTICE you will be able to see how you can get a tax assessment notice and what it contains.

In Denmark wages and salaries are no longer paid out in cash. You therefore need a bank account to which your employer needs to transfer payment of wages. Under BANK ACCOUNT/DANKORT you can see how to set up a bank account.



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Charlotte and Ian

Danish/English couple:

Wish of living the good life

”Above all, we just wanted to be together and live the good life. We love being together” says the Danish/English couple Charlotte and Ian Coles who have settled down in an idyllic old farm house at Kloster, halfway between the Ringkøbing Fjord and the Stadil Fjord and close to the town of Ringkøbing.

It is not surprising that the couple had a wish of the good life in peaceful surroundings with lots of nature. Ian was a Major in the British Army, which meant the couple had moved around military bases in England and Germany for years. Ian had also been deployed close to the world’s war zones, leaving Charlotte alone and suffering months of deprivation during their first year in Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality.

They bought the old farmhouse overlooking the Stadil Fjord in 2013, and Charlotte moved in full-time, while Ian could only come home as work allowed. But now the good life has really started as Ian retired this summer.

Ian is 48 years old and he has just landed a job with Vestas - the wind turbine manufacturer – as a Project Training Leader. 

Charlotte and Ian - Read the full story here

Johanna and Malte

German family:

Good working conditions leaving room for a family life close to the North Sea

The North Sea. Proper wages – on time – and working conditions leaving room for a good family life with children. Those are the really big advantages pointed out by the German couple Malte and Johanna Mayrberger when moving from the city of Berlin to the seaport of Hvide Sande. Well yes – into the bargain is also the possibility of buying your own house and the fact that people are friendly and polite.

”We would never have been able to buy a house in Germany. You need to provide a down payment of half the price to obtain a loan for the remaining, and yet it is very difficult and sometimes impossible to qualify for a mortgage,” Malte explains, and Johanna adds:

”At any rate we would not have been able to afford having a child, a car, going on holidays, which we do every year, and have time for leisure activities.”

Malte and Johanna moved to Hvide Sande on the 1st November nine years ago and have settled in fine. 

Johanne and Malte - Read the full story here