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From 13 November you can check your 2019 taxes

In a digital society, data and most importantly correct data, is key. As of today, you can check what SKAT knows about your 2019 income.

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By Bente D. Knudsen

You preliminary tax statement, in Danish forskudsopgørelse, for 2019 is ready and made available at skat.dk.

If you are new to the Danish tax system, this is a kind of running budget of your income and thus taxes for a year.

It is a preliminary calculation of your expected income, your tax reductions and your personal calculated tax (tax percentage), which your employer will take from your salary and pay to SKAT for you.

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If you are earning more than what SKAT knows or have bought a house (or sold one), or in any way have changed your income, this will affect your tax payment.

If you are paying too much – you will only get it back at the end of the year, however, if you are not paying enough, you might get a surprise extra tax at the end of year.

In order to avoid this, the Danish tax authorities at SKAT urge all citizens to check their preliminary tax assessment and update any data, which is incorrect.

When you correct your preliminary tax statement, a new tax percentage is calculated automatically and sent to your employer, who will use it for the withheld tax on your 2019 salary.

From 13 November 2018, you can check and correct your 2019 preliminary tax statement online at tast selv.

Remember that you can correct your preliminary tax statement all year, this is highly recommended by SKAT, as you can in this way avoid unpleasant surprises at the end of the year.