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beryltheperil posted Danish taxes on the Denmark forum on July 26, 2015:
I am currently considering accepting a job in Denmark but have tried unsuccessfully to find out what my tax rate will be before committing myself. I have been advised that ex pats are eligible for a reduced rate but can't seem to find out exactly what rules apply to take advantage of this. I am aware that the normal rate is over 50% which is scary. Any advice or info would be appreciated.
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GeorgiaPeach replied to the thread Relocation package to Denmark on the Denmark forum:
beryltheperil initially posted:
I have been offered a job in Denmark but have to fund the move myself for which I have been quoted about DKK 170,000 which includes shipping the contents of my home, buying new electrical appliances, rental deposit etc and wonder if this is normal for large global companies these days to refuse to assist as I have received assistance in the past which made the move possible, My second question is that I have been trying to find out how much tax I will pay as I have read it can be as high as 52% which makes the salary less attractive but I have contacted the company about this issue and they have stated they cannot help me which isn't helpful as it would seem that I will only know what figure I will have to support my family and I, in my first paycheck, which is making me nervous. Any advice would be appreciated.
GeorgiaPeach replied on July 21, 2015 with:
I would say the compensation package is on a company to company basis in any county. Being an American who lived in Denmark and I am married to a Dane, I can tell you that your taxes on a premium salary will be 65%. You have to be creative with your tax right offs, which most Danes find great sport in working around the SKAT man, rent is extremely high in most places, food is expensive, travel is expensive, clothes are expensive, going out to dinner you almost never do because it is sooooo expensive and the service most times is lousy due to the fact that the servers are paid a high fee so they don't work for tips, so they really don't care. I hope your company is going to assist you and your family with the immigration process because that is a whole other ball of wax so to say and that process is very tricky! If you have children, and they are in school age, it will do you best to find an extremely good international school, or home school them and find other means for their socialization skill building. It is not a foreigner friendly country at all, matter of fact, I truly believe Danes are perfectly fine with people not immigrating to their country. Up side is free health care, down side is free health care....if you are o.k. with being in hospitals that have not been revamped since the 50s (or older) and dealing with medical staff that will never remember your name because you will never see the same Dr. twice, than it is great for you. I am sure some people would say Denmark is a great country to live in, but I will say as an American who did live their, I am EXTREMELY HAPPY to back in the good ole USofA!!!
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beryltheperil commented on the Expat Report Moving to Copenhagen, Denmark
Moving-to-Copenhagen
What advice would you give someone preparing to move to your area about the actual move, choosing a neighborhood and finding a home?
No matter how much people told us that we didn't need to know Danish, we did. Everyone speaks English, but without knowing the native language, we have felt on the outside of many social occasions. (Continue)
beryltheperil replied most recently with:
I have been offered a job in Denmark but have to fund the move myself for which I have been quoted about DKK 170,000 which includes shipping the contents of my home, buying new electrical appliances, rental deposit etc and wonder if this is normal for large global companies these days to refuse to assist as I have received assistance in the past which made the move possible, My second question is that I have been trying to find out how much tax I will pay as I have read it can be as high as 52% which makes the salary less attractive but I have contacted the company about this issue and they have stated they cannot help me which isn't helpful as it would seem that I will only know what figure I will have to support my family and I, in my first paycheck, which is making me nervous. Any advice would be appreciated.
devarajnayakam replied recently with:
I am Devaraju from Hyderabad(India) Iam interesting migrate to Denmark what is the process, Accounts /Finance jobs are available there What is Minimum salary per hour (Krones)?? How much time we have to do in a day Can I apply throw Online directly I having 5years of experiance in accounts/finance department as an accountant I completed Post graduate in Commerce (M.Com) If dont mine can you let me know the above Thanking you......
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GeorgiaPeach replied to the thread Travelling in and out of Denmark with Residence Permit on the Denmark forum:
mkaedo initially posted:
Hi, I am a student from Australia and I am about to study on exchange at University of Copenhagen this fall semester. I have already arranged accommodation, and the rental contract has already begun, but my Residence Permit validity start date is 1 August. Can anyone help me with some questions I have? I am about to travel around Europe before arriving in Copenhagen for the start of the semester at the start of September, and I am thinking of dropping off my main luggage at my residence in Copenhagen, then leaving for the trip, before 1 August. Is this allowed? Do I need to register for a CPR number within 5 days, and will I be able to travel out and back into Denmark without a residence card? Or will this risk having my Residence Permit voided? I was thinking that since Australians can enter for 90 days without a visa, this would be ok, but I am worried the rules that apply if I am considered an official resident. Thanks for any help you can give me.
GeorgiaPeach replied most recently with:
The rules for students on an education visa are very different. I am an American that moved to Denmark and went through the immigration process, and believe me, you want to get the rules RIGHT and not deviate or they WILL kick you out!! (I did get kicked out and I married a Dane...we had to argue long and hard to keep me in) I had overstayed my American Passport visa 90 days by 5 days because my Family Reunification paperwork took longer than expected. We had received conflicting information from several different Kommunes so it was all very confusing. I would recommend working closely with the University liaison that is in charge of exchange students and DO NOT deviate from the plan on how you can travel in and out of the country. Don't take someone's word as truth and talk to the Australian Embassy, they should have people there to assist you on Australians rights and travel within Denmark. The Danish immigration system is extremely funny, difficult and confusing. Have clear concise questions to ask them as you will receive many different answers depending on how well they understand and speak English. The CPR number registration is not a quick nor easy process for people applying for a Marriage Reunification application, so I have no idea how easy it is for a student. Have your ducks in a row before you travel as the Danes are very serious with the paperwork and you can find yourself getting kicked out of the country for one wrong move in your paperwork... I would check out these websites as they were helpful when I was living in the US considering moving to Denmark https://www.workindenmark.dk/Moving-to-DK http://denmark.dk/en/meet-the-danes/ninetips/ GOOD LUCK and enjoy Copenhagen and explore Jutland... a very beautiful country and you will be there during Christmas which is a wonderful time of year to enjoy in Copenhagen... You will truly learn the meaning of Hyggelig!
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stilson posted Casting Exciting New Expat Series on the Denmark forum:
Hello expats! I am currently casting for an amazing new docu-series that is looking for compelling stories from US expats about their experiences living abroad. Please email me at stilson@handbookproductions.com and tell me a little bit about yourself and your experiences living in a foreign country, or with any questions you may have. Thanks a bunch and I look forward to hearing from you! Sophie
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surajitdut replied to the thread International Schools in Copenhagen on the Denmark forum:
mopiloma initially posted:
Hi there, I am about to relocate to Copenhagen from London with my family. We are originary from Spain/Italy and we have 2 kids (7 and 4 years old). We would like our kids to go to an international School where they can continue having their education in English. We are consideiring the European School of Copenhagen and the Rygaards International School. Is there anyone that can give us any feedback / recommendation about these two schools? Many thanks.
surajitdut replied most recently with:
Hi Victoria, How did it go with your school search. I can recommend Rygaards - its quite good, and my son has been at Rygaards since Year 1 and will now move to Year 7. Regarding your younger one, if you are looking out for a daycare, look up for Kidz R Os - an International Daycare in Copenhagen (www.kidzros.dk) Hope you enjoy your stay in Copenhagen, as much as we do. Regards, Surajit
victoriasouth replied most recently with:
Hi there, I came across your post and wondered if you had got any response to your schooling question? We are also relocating to Copenhagen from London this summer and looking for schools. I think my oldest son (5.5 years) is going to go to Rygaards. My daughter is only 2 and I'm still looking for options for her. Have you visited Rygaards? We have visited twice and quite liked it - nice grounds and environment but i know nothing of the academics. We also visited the European school but it was not completed and it was essentially in portacabins and in a new area - so we decided against that one. I have found it quite a struggle to find a school that i'm really happy with but I think we'll give Rygaards a go - in part because we do not know how long we will stay in Denmark and Rygaards is the only school to follow the British curriculum. Best Victoria.
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surajitdut posted International Daycare in Copenhagen on the Denmark forum:
Dear Expats, Are you moving to Copenhagen and are looking for a daycare for your children? I can recommend Kidz R Os. You can look them up on www.kidzros.dk Conveniently located, bright atmosphere, great setup and very warm people. Kids are verry happy there. Regards, Surajit
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rampati posted IT JOBs In Denmark on the Denmark forum:
HI guys, How much time will require to get the IT jobs in Denmark. I have a 6+years of experience in web development and MSBI. If I didn't get job in IT field, to support my self what are the jobs available in Denmark. Thanks in advance
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alepelo posted Aalborg life on the Denmark forum:
I am a single young guy who has been offered a job at a tech company in Aalborg. My question is, how bad it is? Are there many internationals/ How about dating and girls in general? I don't want to be alone. Any experiences? Alex
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My company has a contract to mount a solar field in Denmark. We are all, management and workers, European citizens. Company is Italian, part of EU. I wonder if we need any type of documentation in order to start working. Anything we need to prepare for Customs? Any ideas? Thanks!
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