Skatteverket to help with the tax declaration
Do you need help with your tax declaration? Skatteverket at Øresunddirekt can help you with questions over the phone at 010- 574 33 00.
The phone lines are open Monday-Friday from 10:00 -12:00 and 13:00-15:00.
Please only phone if you have question about the tax declaration! For any other questions, please use email or the contact form.
If you have any question about Danish tax, you are also welcome to phone Skattestyrelsen at +45 72 22 27 67. The number is only for Øresund commuter.
Important to consider before phoning
Many Øresund commuters have been working for home during the pandemic. This could affect where you should pay your taxes. First, you need to calculate how many days you have worked in Denmark and Sweden, respectively.
Please keep your NemID close at hand when you phone us, and calculate the below beforehand:
- How many days have you been at work, and how many days have you been working from home? As an employee in the private sector, you need to know if the Öresund agreement (Öresundsavtalet) will apply to you. The deciding factor is what country you work in.
- Travel deduction: How many working days? How many km between your home and your place of work? Have you gone by car or by train?
- Potential interest payments that can not be used in Sweden.
Skattestyrelsen have developed a tool to help you calculate how many working days you have spent at home and how many days you have spent at work. The tool will help you figure out if the Öresund agreement will apply to you.
Declaring tax when working in Denmark
If you work and pay tax in Denmark, you must also declare tax there. You can do this easily online on the website for the Danish Skattestyrelsen with a MitID. If you live in Sweden while working in Denmark, you also have to file an income tax return in Sweden.
Danish income tax - a short introduction
You pay tax in Denmark if you work there, regardless of whether you live in Denmark or Sweden. Taxation of your salary is done in the country where you actually perform your work, and not where the employer is situated, whereas other income will be taxed in the country you live in. Danish income tax consists of AM-bidrag, municipal tax, health system contribution (sundhedsbidrag), and state tax.
Working from home due to coronavirus/covid-19 does not affect your social insurance
There is an exemption from the normal social insurance regulations, due to the corona virus. The agreed upon exemptions includes rules guiding which country a cross-border commuter should be insured in and in what country the employer pays employer contributions.