When you are from Ukraine and get a job in Denmark

Welcome to Denmark! Here you can read about the things you have to do, when you are from Ukraine and get a job in Denmark.

Do you have a residence permit?

1

Special help for Ukrainians

Denmark has passed a special act to help Ukrainian refugees. This allows you to quickly get started with schools, education and work in Denmark.

Read more about the special act (kriseinformation.dk)

2

Get a tax card

You need a tax card when you work in Denmark. If you do not have one, you pay 55% tax of your salary.

A digital tax card

A tax card is digital and tells your employer how much tax you should pay. We make it and send it to your employer.

What you need to do

Your employer can help you get a tax card. You can get a tax card in 2 ways: by using our online self-service system (log on to www.skat.dk) or by using an online form.

Use online self-service

  1. Log on to skat.dk
  2. Select 'Forskudsopgørelsen' (Your tax budget)
  3. Select 'Nyt job' (New job)
  4. Enter what you expect to earn in your new job this year under 'Lønindkomst mv.' (Salary etc.)
  5. Select 'Indkomst og betalt skat indtil ændring' (Income and paid tax until change)
  6. Select your first day at work under 'Skattekort gyldigt fra (dag og måned)' (Tax card valid from (day and month)
  7. Select 'Beregn' (Calculate)
  8. Select 'Godkend' (Approve)
  9. Log out

You have now a tax card and will pay the right tax.

Use an online form

You need a copy of these documents:

  1. Employment contract - signed by you and your employer
  2. Danish residence permit
  3. Marriage certificate if you are married

Get a tax card (virk.dk)

3

Get a 'NemKonto'

All citizens in Denmark need to have a 'NemKonto'. This is an normal bank account to where you get any payments from the public authorities, such as tax we owe you.

You can register a Danish or Ukrainian bank account as your NemKonto.

Register a Danish bank account

Contact a Danish bank to set up a bank account. The bank will register your bank account as your NemKonto.

Register a Ukrainian bank account

You can use your digital signature, NemID or MitID, to register your Ukrainian bank account as your NemKonto. How to register your non-Danish bank account as your NemKonto (nemkonto.dk)

4

Get a reminder about your tax

We would like to send you an email or text message to remind you to check or correct your tax matters.

Get a reminder

  1. Log on to skat.dk
  2. Select ’Ret kontaktoplysninger’ (Correct contact details)
  3. Enter your email address under ‘Mailadresse’ (Email address) and ‘Gentag mailadresse’ (Repeat email address)
  4. Enter your phone number under ’Mobilnummer’ (Mobile no.) and ’Gentag mobilnummer’ (Repeat mobile no.)
  5. Select ’Gem’ (Save)
  6. Log out

We will now send you an email and/or a text message when you have important messages about your tax or your deductions.

You are now ready for your first day at work

You have now settled everything and are ready for your first day at work.

Do you need help?

If your need help with your tax, we are happy to help you!

Questions about your tax?

Call us on (+45) 72 22 27 80

  • Monday 9:00-17:00
  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 9:00-16:00
  • Friday 9:00-14:00

Questions about your first job and tax?

Call us Monday to Friday from 9:00-14:00 on (+45) 72 37 99 09.

Other help

The Danish authorities' joint website for Ukrainians (kriseinformation.dk)

Embassy of Ukraine in Denmark (facebook)

Embassy of Ukraine in Denmark (gov.ua)

1

Special help for Ukrainians

Denmark has passed a special act to help Ukrainian refugees. This allows you to quickly get started with schools, education and work in Denmark.

Read more about the special act (kriseinformation.dk)

2

Get a tax card and a personal tax number (CPR number)

You need a tax card when you work in Denmark. If you do not have one, you pay 55% tax of your salary.

Because you do not have a residence permit yet, we will also make a personal tax number (CPR number) for you. This number is your personal identification number.

A digital tax card

A tax card digital and it tells your employer how much tax you should pay. We make it and send it to your employer.

A personal tax number is your personal ID number

All Danish authorities, banks, doctors and employers use your personal tax number (CPR number) to identify you. We make the number and send it to your employer who will then give it to you.

Your personal tax number (CPR number) consists of 10 digits. The first 6 digits are your birthday (day, month, year) and the last 4 digits are random. Example 010185-1234.

What you need to do

You get a tax card and a personal tax number (CPR number) buy using an online form. Your employer can help you.

You need a copy of these documents:

  • A receipt from the Danish Immigration Service (Udlændingestyrelsen) that you have 1) applied for a residence permit and 2) your finger prints and photo (biometrics) registered for your residence permit.
  • Employment contract - signed by you and your employer
  • Passport or national ID card with your photo
  • Marriage certificate if you are married

Get for a tax card and a personal tax number (CPR number)

3

Get a 'NemKonto'

All citizens in Denmark need to have a 'NemKonto'. This is an normal bank account to where you get any payments from the public authorities, such as tax we owe you.

You can register a Danish or Ukrainian bank account as your NemKonto.

Register a Danish bank account

Contact a Danish bank to set up a bank account. The bank will register your bank account as your NemKonto.

Register a Ukrainian bank account

You can use your digital signature, NemID or MitID, to register your Ukrainian bank account as your NemKonto. How to register your non-Danish bank account as your NemKonto (nemkonto.dk)

4

Get a reminder about your tax

We would like to send you an email or text message to remind you to check or correct your tax matters.

Get a reminder

  1. Log on to skat.dk
  2. Select ’Ret kontaktoplysninger’ (Correct contact details)
  3. Enter your email address under ‘Mailadresse’ (Email address) and ‘Gentag mailadresse’ (Repeat email address)
  4. Enter your phone number under ’Mobilnummer’ (Mobile no.) and ’Gentag mobilnummer’ (Repeat mobile no.)
  5. Select ’Gem’ (Save)
  6. Log out

We will now send you an email and/or a text message when you have important messages about your tax or your deductions.

You are now ready for your first day at work

You have now settled everything and are ready for your first day at work.

Do you need help?

If your need help with your tax, we are happy to help you!

Questions about your tax?

Call us on (+45) 72 22 27 80

  • Monday 9:00-17:00
  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 9:00-16:00
  • Friday 9:00-14:00

Questions about your first job and tax?

Call us Monday to Friday from 9:00-14:00 on (+45) 72 37 99 09.

Other help

The Danish authorities' joint website for Ukrainians (kriseinformation.dk)

Embassy of Ukraine in Denmark (facebook)

Embassy of Ukraine in Denmark (gov.ua)