What are my obligations as a cross-border commuter?
You can find you local tax center here:
2450 Copenhagen SV
In order for your employer to know how much tax to deduct from your salary, you will need a tax card. The tax card contains information about your withholding rate, deductions and allowances.
Note that the tax card is in electronic form and is also called an e-tax card.
You can request a tax number and a tax card by completing form no. 04.063 from SKAT (available in four languages: English, Polish, German and Danish).
The form can be obtained from your local tax centre or downloaded from SKAT’s website:
You can also contact your local tax centre or one of the International Citizens Services Centres:
International Citizen Service East
Phone: +45 33666606
Monday-Wednesday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Thursday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Please be aware that you may also be partly liable to pay tax in your home country.
If you are here 3 months or less
Your personal tax number works like a civil registration number, i.e. it is your Danish personal identification number.
If you are working here for 3 months or less, you will get a tax number instead of a civil registration number.
If you are here more than 3 months
If you are to work and live here for more than 3 months you will have to register with the Danish National Register (Folkeregisteret) at your local citizens services centre before you contact SKAT.
This is in order to get a civil registration number, also known as CPR number. If you have previously worked and/or lived in Denmark, you will already have a civil registration number or a personal tax number.
Information about getting af CPR number at How do I get a CPR number?
Cross-border commuters do not need to apply for a residence or work permit or an EU Certificate of Registration in Denmark.