Guides to your taxes

Words like preliminary income assessment and tax assessment notice are confusing to many. Your preliminary income assessment is your budget for the year. It looks ahead and shows your expected income and tax for the year. Your tax assessment notice looks into the past. It shows exactly how much you earned and how much tax you paid in the previous year.

It's important that you correct your preliminary income assessment if your financial situation changes. Maybe you start an education, get a new job, your pay changes or you move closer to work. Otherwise you risk having to pay outstanding tax next year.

Seven of the boxes below are about the preliminary income assessment and cover the areas most relevant for younger taxpayers and students.

Please call us when you come to Denmark to study. You should also contact us if you stop studying, start working, receive State Education Support (SU) or start up your own company. Please see Coming to study for further information.