Prepare for taxation
The Danish society is a welfare society and is based on the concept of citizens having equal access to different services paid for by taxes. This includes services such as health care, childcare and education. Taxes in Denmark are administered by the Danish tax authorities, SKAT.
The tax rates in Denmark are generally known to be high, but it is less known that social security is financed by taxes. Furthermore, everyone has access to the same public services regardless of income and employment. As a rule of thumb, if you live in Denmark, you are fully tax liable in Denmark. Your global income shall therefore be declared and taxed in Denmark.
Before you relocate, you should consider your tax situation in Denmark. Your tax liability depends on a number of circumstances such as your position at Aalborg University, how long you will stay in Denmark, whether you will be employed or not and whether you will be a resident in Denmark or not.
You can read more about taxation and how to contact the Danish tax authorities SKAT under During your stay - Taxation. Or you can click below for 'Your (tax) guide to working in Denmark'.