Taxation in Denmark  

Denmark has a favourable tax climate with a corporate tax rate of 22 %.  Key employees and researchers recruited abroad pay a lower individual tax for the first 5 years. Foreigners living and working in Denmark also benefit from the Danish welfare system.

 

Corporate taxation

Key advantages of Danish Corporate Taxation rules:

  • Corporate tax rate 22%. The effective rate is less, as business expenses and depreciations are tax deductible
  • Virtually no social security contributions for employers as opposed to many other countries
  • No capital duty, share transfer duty, nor wealth taxes
  • Dividends may generally be received/distributed without tax
  • Unlimited loss carry forward

Special taxation for high salaried expats

A special taxation scheme is available for high salaried expats. The scheme enables the expat to pay a reduced income tax of 26% for up to 5 years.

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