When Lukas Karlsson saw his latest annual statement, he realized that he would have to pay around DKK 8,000 in back taxes. And like the rest of the just under 1 million Danes with tax arrears, he started the payment when he came across the platform, TaxHelper, which claimed to help him get money back in tax.
Lukas decided to try the platform before making the tax payment - and shortly after, TaxHelper had found DKK 16,734 that Lukas could get back in tax. This came from 2 tax deductions that Lukas had missed.
Lukas believes that skat.dk could learn a little about user-friendliness from a tax platform like TaxHelper:
"TaxHelper is an easy solution to get a handle on an otherwise long-winded process. It's the solution I've been looking for, and I'm sure I'm not the only one in Denmark. Unlike skat.dk, TaxHelper is a user-friendly digital tool, which makes it a great tool for keeping track of your deductions."
Many Danes believe that all your tax deductions are automatically included in your annual tax return. But that is far from the case. There are over 20 different deductions that you have to report yourself, which means that every year we miss out on DKK 11 billion of our own money.
Co-founder and CEO of TaxHelper, Aske Buemann, believes that everyone has the right to know what they can get back in taxes and has the opportunity to actually get their money back quickly and easily.
"We don't think it's okay that Danes can't access their own money, which is trapped in a complex tax system. We want to change that. That's why we've also made TaxHelper risk-free to use, as you only pay if you make a saving. We think that's the fairest way to do it," says Aske Buemann.
TaxHelper has built a platform that helps Danes get all the deductions they are entitled to. On average, TaxHelper's customers get DKK 2,704 more back in tax after using the platform.
To date, TaxHelper has helped more than 20,000 Danes get a total of DKK 55 million back in taxes. And Lukas is not the only one who has missed out on large amounts. A quarter of all those who get help from TaxHelper have missed out on more than DKK 20,000 in deductions.
TaxHelper is risk-free. That is, you only pay if you get a saving, if you don't get a saving, it's free.
It's easy to find out. Just answer a few simple questions, TaxHelper will report your deductions to SKAT for you, and you'll get your money back - typically within 2 weeks.
83% of people who try TaxHelper get more money back, even if they had already claimed some deductions.
Try it today and see how much you can get back!
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.
Every year in Denmark, more than 700,000 citizens face an unexpected financial burden of over DKK 4.8 billion in unexpected tax bills. It's therefore important to keep track of your tax deductions and advance statement.
When it comes to taxes, it's better to be ahead of the game than to be surprised by an unexpected bill. Many Danes experience tax penalties because they haven't corrected their tax return in time. We want to help with that.