In Denmark, the public sector is financed by taxes and duties, and the tax system and its administration play a crucial role. Without the combination of solid tax rules on the one hand and the collection and steady flow of revenues on the other, it is not possible to provide the revenues that form the foundation of the public service of the Danish State, regions and municipalities.
Thus, the tax system and the way it is administered are essential for the successful performance of all other public sector core tasks. In other words, the Ministry of Taxation helps to provide the foundation for financing the public sector in Denmark.
The Ministry of Taxation consists of a departement and nine specialised agencies each responsible for their own core tasks. The agencies have offices spread over 26 locations in Denmark. One of these agencies is the Danish Tax Agency (Skattestyrelsen).
Each year, Danish Tax Agency (Skattestyrelsen) collects over DKK 1,100 billion. This requires significant expertise, as the tax legislation and practices are comprehensive, and regulate a vast number of highly complex areas. It requires a robust IT system, legal and financial expertise, and the capacity to manage complex processes and data.
We ensure that individuals and businesses pay their taxes and duties correctly and on time.
The Danish Tax Agency (Skattestyrelsen) is responsible for ensuring that individuals and businesses pay their taxes and duties correctly and on time. We solve this task by making it easy and secure to pay, target fraud and by thorough control mechanisms integrated in all parts of our work.
We play a crucial role in society, and we are humble to our huge responsibility as an authority. Taxpayers should be met by a tax administration that is fair, reliable and safeguarded for the future.
Our work is based on efficient processes and secure systems. We are dedicated to creating solutions where relevant data is automatically reported. This makes it easy for individuals and businesses to get an overview of and handle their tax affairs.
Our decisions should be correct and well-founded. Professional experience and highly specialised employees and managers are therefore core to our work. We are an active and responsive player in society and follow developments closely. Having a broad domestic and international outlook is a condition for living up to our responsibilities as an authority in a modern and professional way.
We take responsibility and we work together – for our common goal and in making day-to-day decisions. Together with the other agencies under the Ministry of Taxation, we ensure fair and effective financing of the public sector.