Your tax assessment notice is available from 13 March 2023. It tells you whether you will get a tax refund or if you have paid too little tax in 2022.

The deadline for voluntary payment of outstanding tax is 3 July 2023. You an pay by means of dankort until 23:59 or via online banking within the opening hours of your online banking option. 

You can read more about interest and interest surcharge below. When you pay your outstanding tax, it will be registered 2-3 working days after the day you pay. You can see your receipt in E-tax (our self-service system TastSelv) under 'Betaling - Betalingshistorik' (Payment - payment history).

If you want to avoid having to pay outstanding tax in March 2024, you should check whether your preliminary income assessment for 2023 is correct.

Pay outstanding tax for 2022

If you compare your preliminary income assessment and your tax assessment notice for 2022, you can see why you have to pay outstanding tax.

Outstanding tax may be caused by:

  • The interest expenses in your tax assessment notice are lower than those in your preliminary income assessment (due to refinanced mortgage or sale of home, for example)
  • Your employment allowance in your tax assessment is lower than that in your preliminary income assessment (as you have stopped working or your income has been lower than expected, for example. The state education grant, unemployment, sickness and parental leave benefits (dagpenge) and pension do not entitle you to an employment allowance)
  • The deduction for transport between home and work in your tax assessment notice is lower than that in your preliminary income assessment
  • You have bought a home during the year and the property value tax is not stated in your preliminary income assessment
  • Your private pension contributions are not as high as stated in your preliminary income assessment
  • You have made a profit on securities
  • Holiday pay in connection with change of job (holiday pay is taxed in the year it is accrued)
  • You have used your primary tax card for two different jobs in the same period. You can see this from your payslips.
  • You are missing a deduction in your tax assessment notice which you have to enter yourself (this could be deduction for transport between home and Work or travelling expenses.

 Read more about the difference between the preliminary income assessment and the tax assessment notice

Outstanding tax up to DKK 22,503

If you pay your outstanding tax between 1 January and 3 July 2023, you will be charged interest on a daily basis at an annual rate of 1.7% from 1 January until the day when you make the payment.

The sooner you pay, the less interest you pay. If you don't pay your outstanding tax by 3 July 2023, the interest will change. In stead we calculate an interest charge of 3.7% on up to DKK 22,503 which we will include in your tax for 2024. 

Explanation of outstanding tax and interests

Examples of what you have to pay if you make your payment in early May
Your outstanding tax for 2020 Payment in early May 2023 (including interest rate of 1.7%)
DKK 3,000 DKK 3.017
DKK 10,000 DKK 10.057
DKK 12,000 DKK 12.068
DKK 15,000 DKK 15.085
DKK 20,000 DKK 20.114

Read more about how it may affect your financial situation for 2024 if you don't make the payment by 3 July 2023 in the section 'If you don't pay your outstanding tax' below.

Outstanding tax of more than DKK 22.503

Outstanding tax exceeding DKK 22,503 will be charged in 3 instalments in August, September and October 2023. You will be notified in your digital mail box when it is time to pay the first instalment.

If you register your outstanding tax for Nets direct debit service (Betalingsservice), the instalments will be paid automatically. Once the payment appears from your payment summary from Nets, it will be paid automatically.

If you pay right away

  1. Log on to E-tax (TastSelv)
  2. Decide if you want to pay the entire amount
  3. Click 'Beregn rente' (Calculate interest)
  4. 'Betal skat' (Pay outstanding tax)
  5. Select 'Betal med dankort' (Pay using dankort) or 'Få betalingsID til netbank' (Get a payment ID for online banking).

Please note that you have to round off the amount when you make the payment. 

We will add an interest charge of 3,7% to your outstanding tax, if you have not paid it by 3 July 2023. The total amount will be included in your tax for 2024.

This means that your personal allowance for 2024 will be reduced and that you this way will be paying more tax in 2024.

If, for example, you have outstanding tax of DKK 15.000 in 2020 and that you don't pay this tax, it means that in 2024 you will have to pay approx. DKK 15.555 more in tax. The result is that you will get paid DKK 1.296 less each month.

It also means that you will not be finished paying your outstanding tax for 2022 until the end of 2024.

Examples of what you have to pay if you make your payment in early May
Your outstanding tax for 2020 If you don't pay by 3 July 2023 (including interest rate of 1.7%) How much less will you get paid each month of 2024?
DKK 3,000 DKK 3.111 DKK 260
DKK 10,000 DKK 10.370 DKK 864
DKK 12,000 DKK 12,444 DKK 1.037
DKK 15,000 DKK 15.555 DKK 1.296
DKK 20,000 DKK 20.740 DKK 1.728

If, previously, you received a tax refund you were not entitled to before 1 September, it will be charged in three instalments in October, November and December.

If you have received giro transfer forms from the Danish Tax Agency (Skattestyrelsen) which you are unable to pay, you can set up a payment plan.

Please call us on (+45) 72 22 28 21 for further information.

You can calculate whether you have paid too little or too much tax in 2022. However, to do so you need to know your financial situation very well as you will have to enter all relevant amounts yourself.

Calculate your tax for 2023 (currently in Danish only)

Pensioners living outside Denmark who are not liable to pay tax in Denmark may sometimes be charged outstanding tax because we calculated tax on their pension.

Remember to change your tax assessment notice

Please log on to E-tax (TastSelv) and enter the pension not taxable in Denmark.

Change your tax assessment notice, box 28

In case you are unable to go online, you should complete the following form and send it to us:

Tax return for taxpayers with limited liability

If you already made the changes

In case you have already made the changes, you may disregard your first tax assessment notice. You will find your latest tax assessment notice in E-tax. The most recent one is the one that is valid.

Please see our legal guide (in Danish) for further legal information.