Your tax account shows a statement of your business declarations and payments to and from us. You find your tax account in E-tax for businesses.

See your tax account in E-tax for businesses

Your tax account gives you a total overview of what you have declared and paid, and what you owe, for example, VAT, payroll tax, A-tax (tax deducted from income at source) and labour market contributions, corporation tax, corporation tax on account, tax on dividends, excise duties, environmental tax, other duties and taxes as well as charges and interest.

You can also see any possible debt which we have transferred for debt collection.

You have one tax account per CVR no. (business registration number) or SE no. (VAT registration number). If your business has more than one SE number, you have a tax account for each SE number.

If you have a personally owned business, your B-tax (tax not deducted from income at source) is not included in the tax account. You still need to settle your B-tax via your preliminary income assessment in E-tax for individuals.

List of taxes and duties included in your tax account (link in Danish)

Payments to your tax account

  • You make a declaration via E-tax for businesses (TastSelv Erhverv)
  • You will receive a reminder by e-mail from E-tax for businesses when it is time to make your declaration.

How entries appear in your tax account

Generally, the entry will appear in your tax account the day after it has been made.

If, according to your declaration, you owe a certain amount to SKAT this will appear as a negative amount indicated by a minus sign in your tax account.

If, according to your declaration, you are entitled to a refund, i.e. an amount receivable, this will appear as a positive entry in your tax account.

If you make your declaration before the declaration and payment deadline, the amount will appear as a negative future entry in your tax account. The entry is transferred to ‘Aktuelle posteringer' (Current entries) on the final due date.

If, according to your declaration, you are entitled to a refund, this will appear as a positive future entry in your tax account without a date. Once the entry has been approved, it is transferred to ‘Aktuelle posteringer' (Current entries) and the date will be identical with the date of approval.

Payments to your tax account

Failure to make a declaration

If you do not make a declaration, we will make a preliminary assessment. This preliminary assessment will figure in your tax account as if you had made a declaration yourself. Once we receive your declaration, this will replace our preliminary assessment.

Refunds are credited to the NemKonto of your business

We will refund the credit balance in your tax account to the NemKonto of your business. The minimum refund is DKK 200. If you want to be refunded an amount less than DKK 200, you should call the Danish Tax Agency on (+45) 72 22 18 18.

We will not refund any money to you before we have checked whether you have debt or owe us other amounts that are due for payment within the next five working days (banking days). If this is not the case, we will refund the money on the next banking day, but, depending on which bank you have, it may take another banking day before the money is available in your NemKonto.

You can change your refund limit

If you have not set a refund limit yourself, all refunds above DKK 200 will be transferred to your account.

You can change your refund limit in your tax account by selecting 'Udbetalingsgrænse' (Refund limit) in the menu. The maximum refund limit is DKK 200,000. We do not grant exemptions from the rule on the maximum refund limit of DKK 200,000.

Example: A business with a refund limit of DKK 200,000 and a balance of DKK 200,500 is refunded DKK 500. If the balance is DKK 200,190, the surplus of DKK 190 will not be refunded, as amounts of DKK 200 or below are not refunded from the tax account.

If you have set a refund limit, but want a refund of your credit balance in your tax account, you need to change the refund limit to DKK 0. If you do so, you will be refunded any amount of DKK 200 or more. If you want a refund of less than DKK 200, you need to call the Danish Tax Agency (Skattestyrelsen) on +45 72 22 18 18.

Even if you increase your refund limit, credit balances can always be used for offsetting purposes if you owe money to other authorities.

First, we check to see if you owe money

If you are entitled to a refund from us, we automatically check to see if you owe money to the public authorities before we make a refund to your business NemKonto. This also applies to debt transferred for debt collection.

Credit interest rate

From 1 September 2015: 0%

1 January - 31 August 2015: 0.1% per month, up to a maximum of DKK 5,000.

From 1 July 2016, a new triviality limit of DKK 200 has been introduced to make the procedure easier for both businesses and us:

  • Higher refund limit

  • No reminders on debt of DKK 200 or less for wound-up businesses

  • No interest on debt of DKK 200 or less for wound-up businesses

  • After a period of three years, we transfer amounts of DKK 200 or less from the tax account of wound-up businesses to the Treasury.

No balance interest is calculated for balances of DKK 200 or less

No balance interest will be added in respect of wound-up businesses with a balance of DKK 200 or less for the period in which the debt is DKK 200 or less.

If the business's debt increases, interest will be added from the date on which the debt exceeds DKK 200. Conversely, the addition of interest will cease from the date on which the amount is DKK 200 or less.

Even though this only applies to balance interest, the total balance is calculated based on all claims, including customs claims.

Example: A business has a debt of DKK 175 on the date on which it is wound up on 31 July 2016. The calculation of interest stops on the same date as the amount is less than DKK 200. On 1 August 2016, the business's auditor submits a delayed VAT declaration of DKK 180. The final due date of the delayed declaration is 15 August 2016, and payment is not made on time. The calculation of interest is resumed from 15 August 2016, as the total debt is now above DKK 200.

Customs interest still calculated

The rules stipulating that no interest is added to a debt of DKK 200 or less do not apply to customs interest. Therefore, interest on customs claims is still calculated, even though the balance is DKK 200 or less.

Example 1: A wound-up business has a debt of DKK 150 - a VAT claim of DKK 60 and a customs claim of DKK 90. Customs interest is calculated on the DKK 90, but no balance interest is calculated on the DKK 60.

Example 2: A wound-up business has a total debt of DKK 210, consisting of a customs claim of DKK 110, a customs claim of DKK 70 and a VAT claim of DKK 30. Here, balance interest is calculated on the DKK 30 and customs interest on the DKK 110. No interest is calculated on the DKK 70, as this customs claim is below the triviality limit of DKK 75 (EUR 10).

Transfer to the Treasury of amounts of DKK 200 or less

Due to the change of the triviality limit of DKK 200, amounts of DKK 200 or less will not be refunded to wound-up businesses.

Wound-up businesses must therefore contact us within three years of their date of deregistration if they want us to refund amounts of DKK 200 or less to them. Otherwise, we will transfer the amount from the business tax account to the Treasury three years after the business has been wound up.

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