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This is a question that many Danes ask themselves every year when their tax bill is due. But how do you find out if you should get a tax refund?
First of all, it is important to keep track of your annual statement and deductions. If you have had more deductions than you expected, it may mean that you have paid too much tax and you can expect a refund.
There can be a lot of deductions to keep track of, such as mileage deductions, workmen's allowances, travel deductions and a lot of deductions for loans. That's why we've put together our tax guide to get all your deductions
Follow these steps to see if you need a refund:
If you are due a refund, it will be credited to your NemKonto account in mid-April.
The annual statement for 2022 will open unofficially on March 10 and officially on March 13. You can then see if you are due a tax refund. According to the Tax Agency itself, 3 out of 4 Danes will receive a refund, while 1 out of 4 have a tax arrears to pay.
If you need a refund, you will typically get it in mid-April.
If you have to pay money back to SKAT, it is best to pay it relatively quickly, as interest will be added. If the amount is smaller, it can also potentially be carried over to the following year.
If you have worked abroad during the year, getting your excess tax refund can be a slightly more complicated process. It is important to keep track of your tax liability in both Denmark and the country in which you have worked. In addition, you may be required to have paid a certain percentage of your tax in the country in question before you can receive your excess tax in Denmark.
A good way to avoid paying tax arrears is to be aware of your deductions and to report changes to the Tax Agency in time. If you are unsure whether you have paid enough tax, you can always contact the Tax Agency and get help to sort out your tax statement. You can also use TaxHelper to make sure you get all your deductions.
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.
Here are 5 of the deductions most Danes forget on their annual tax return for 2022.
TaxHelper's tax guide helps you find your deductions so you get all the deductions you're entitled to