The craftsman deduction is one of the most well-known deductions, in fact, over a third of Danes have used it. In 2018 alone, almost DKK 3 billion was reported to Skat in craftsman deductions.
But we still miss out on up to half of the deductions for crafts, according to Skat itself. This is because it is not so easy to understand what you can get a deduction for and how it should be reported to the tax authorities.
In this article we will go through:
The craftsman deduction is a deduction you can get if you have had certain types of work done in your home, such as cleaning, gardening or replacing windows. This can be work done either in your home or in your holiday home.
It is also called the service deduction, which is ultimately the same deduction. However, there are different types of services, divided into "services" and "craft services", for which the deduction is different. Exactly which is which is explained below.
There are two main types of services that can be deducted, 'services' and 'craft services'. They cover the following types of work.
However, craftsman deductions have changed significantly from April 1, 2022, so after that date, "craft services" will no longer be deductible, while "services" will still be deductible
The tax credit for craftsmen has several other conditions to ensure that it is used properly. The most important conditions are:
In TaxHelper, we help you find the deductions you're entitled to. You answer a few simple questions that take just 15 minutes to complete.
Then we report the deductions, and you get an extra DKK 2,704 back in tax. At the same time, you only pay if you get a tax saving.
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