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As an expat, must I pay taxes?

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dylan22
8/16/2014 14:07 EST

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!

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Dave63
8/17/2014 11:18 EST

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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mahadiksalil
12/5/2015 17:50 EST

If the gross salary per month is 50000 DKK, then what will be the net salary per month ? My wife is not working and is dependent on me.

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