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GGH posted Mortgage in DK on the Denmark forum on September 26, 2014:
Hi, I'm looking at buying a place in Copenhagen, I just would like someone to advise regarding mortgages. If I took out a mortgage, do they have rules regarding repayments if I later move abroad? I am planning to stay here, with the flat as my prime residence, but I'd like to know what happens if for example my work situation changes (i.e. will I have to repay the entire loan). Thanks, G
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mlotuab replied to the thread Is it safe to move to Sweden? on the Denmark forum:
Meloney1 initially posted:
We were considering spending a few years of our retirement in Stockholm, but the news reports here indicate that there are cultural riots in Sweden, and they had even shown cars and buildings burning. Is it safe to live in Stockholm? Any information would be greatly appreciated.
mlotuab replied most recently with:
As a non-Swede, living in Sweden (and have been living in Stockholm as well), working in Denmark, I think I have a non-biased opinion. Stockholm is a great place to be. If you want to be on the "safe" side, the northern part of the city is maybe the better part, but also in areas south-east from the city, you can live a great life. The only possible negative I had with Stockholm is that it is a bit in "the middle of nowhere", but all other beautiful things compensate easily for this. Hopefully this is of help!. Good luck.
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Dave63 replied to the thread As an expat, must I pay taxes? on the Denmark forum:
dylan22 initially posted:
Hi, I have been living in Denmark for 3 years now. I studied for 2 years, then I recieved unemployment for about 6 months and now I work as a freelancer at home and have canceled my membership at the a-kasse. I work mainly for one US-based company without a contract, doing animation and a few other art-related projects, and on top of that I do some other freelance gigs here and there. My income is not set in stone but it ranges somewhere between 6000-7000 DKK per month. My question is... do I have to declare this income? Do I have to pay taxes? Two separate people have told me that because I am not a danish citizen and because all my income comes from abroad, the Danish state "doesn't care what I do as long as I don't break any laws". Can anyone please tell me if that's true or if I should talk to someone about my income (and if so, to whom?). Thank you very much!
Dave63 replied most recently with:
I am not a tax expert but as I understand it, as a Danish RESIDENT you are taxed on your worldwide income no matter where it originates from. 8% comes off the top automatically, then you have a tax free amount (c. 48000 DKK p.a. I think) before you need to pay the lower rate tax. You should consult a tax accountant.
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leblebi replied to the thread 28000 dkk per month. yay or nay? on the Denmark forum:
melc701 initially posted:
My husband has just been offered a job in Copenhagen as a Technical Manager for a shipping company. His salary after tax will be 28000 dkk. We also have to rent an apartment with this money. I think this amount is quite low but what do I know? Any comments would be appreciated.
leblebi replied most recently with:
You should do fine i guess. As i said entirely depends on how to live your daily life. If you like to eat out too often, you spent too much for instance. We wont have a car until we see if we can live properly as we have a child which introduces extra for childcare. we do not have an house yet, where did you find it by the way? Normally, we have the experience from our previous expat life, the rent should not be more than one third of the total net income and i have the impression that Denmark is no exception.
melc701 replied most recently with:
Hi. I haven't received any replies. No we do not have children. We have just found an apartment for 13000 dkk (including utilities). I don't know if we will buy a car. We want to see if we can live comfortably off this amount first. May I ask a bit about your situation?
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anna111 replied to the thread car leasing on the Denmark forum:
leblebi initially posted:
Dear all i was wondering if you had any experience with car leasing (for used cars mainly)? Would you recommend it? Thak you
anna111 replied most recently with:
Now it became far easy to lease a car, than before. By an appendix https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=hotels.car.rentals.flights.ukasoft straight from a telephone.
Quickbooks replied most recently with:
Do they lease used cars? I don't think we lease used cars in the USA, only new.
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Dave63 replied to the thread Relocation taxes on the Denmark forum:
lookingforinfo initially posted:
Hi, I recently moved to Denmark and my employer agreed to pay for my relocation expenses, however, I've now been informed that relocation expenses are taxable and I am only reimbursed at the after-tax amount (i.e my expenses were $20, my employer agrees to reimburse me $20, however after tax, I only receive $10). Is this normal?
Dave63 replied most recently with:
I have just checked my contract and it does appear that the repayment is taxable but I should not be out of pocket after tax.
Dave63 replied most recently with:
Is this taxable? If so, would a company normally pay a higher amount so the after tax payment is equivalent to the costs incurred?
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DublinM posted Jobs abroad for Danish speakers on the Denmark forum:
Do you speak Danish and want to work abroad? There are plenty of jobs for Danish specialists abroad - in Ireland, in Great Britain, in Germany or more - check our free service here http://www.careertrotter.eu/Danish-jobs.html
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hhamwv replied to the thread Car for Sale on the Denmark forum:
hhamwv initially posted:
Like-new very economical 2010 Citroen C1 for sale. Original owner, only 28K km, complete maintenance at dealer. Includes separate set of almost new snow tires mounted on wheels for winter use. Available on or about Aug. 1st / negotiable as we are leaving Denmark. Located in Frederikshavn, can drive anywhere in DK to deliver. Payment in either Danish Kr in Denmark or US dollar in U.S. Contact me at: hhamwv@gmail.com.
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Meloney1 posted Is it safe to move to Sweden? on the Denmark forum:
We were considering spending a few years of our retirement in Stockholm, but the news reports here indicate that there are cultural riots in Sweden, and they had even shown cars and buildings burning. Is it safe to live in Stockholm? Any information would be greatly appreciated.
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