during your stay
In Denmark, the tax system is progressive which means that the more you earn, the higher percentage you pay in direct tax.
Your income tax consists of labour market contribution (AM bidrag), municipal tax, church tax (optional), health tax and state tax. Furthermore, as a taxpayer, you may be eligible for various deductions such as for example interest expenses, travelling expenses and union fees.
The Danish tax system consists of direct and indirect taxes. Because of the different personal circumstances that determine each individual’s tax rate, it is impossible for the university to estimate your tax rate in advance.
The tax rate can vary from approximately 30 % to approx. 56 %. Most people range between 35 – 42 %. Please contact SKAT for more information about deductions