When you are working and getting paid in Denmark, you must pay income tax.

As a resident in Copenhagen you pay different types of taxes. The biggest part is the income tax.

Income tax is comprised of:

  • State tax
  • Municipal tax, which is around 23.8 percent in the City of Copenhagen
  • Health contributions, which are around 5 percent in the City of Copenhagen
  • Church tax, which is only paid by members of Folkekirken (the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denmark), this is 0.8 percent in the City of Copenhagen

The income tax currently varies between a total of 37 percent (for taxpayers who pay bottom-bracket tax and who do not pay church tax) and a total of 53 percent (for taxpayers who pay top-bracket tax and who also pay church tax). Your personal income tax rate is stated in your tax card.

Apply for a tax card

You do not need a MitID.

E-tax - now in English

From March 2024, E-tax (’TastSelv’ in Danish) is available in English. At E-tax for individuals, it is possible to view and change your tax assessment notice, authorise an accountant or relatives and pay your taxes. Anyone who pays tax in Denmark can use E-tax – also from countries outside of Denmark.