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Who is required to register VAT?


Companies who:

  • deliver goods to Denmark
  • buy or sell goods in Denmark
  • sell goods online directly to Danish consumers (registration is required when the annual sales value exceeds DKK 280,000.00)
  • store goods in Denmark with the purpose of further resale
  • organize live events in Denmark, such as shows, conferences, etc.
  • sell or purchase goods within the framework of intra-Community supply and acquisition of goods

To register your business in Denmark, you must complete form 40 110 (Danish: Registrering af udenlandsk virksomhed og tjenesteydelser – start) and form 40 111 (Danish: Registrering af udenlandske tjenesteydelser) available at www.virk.dk.

For the purpose of registration you should contact:

Erhvervs-og Selskabsstyrelsen

Kampmannsgade 1
DK-1780 Copenhagen V
Tel.: +45 33 30 77 00
Faks: +45 33 30 77 99
E-mail: ckk@eogs.dk

Danish regulations allow for the appointment of a tax representative.

VAT declarations must be submitted to the appropriate tax office. The reporting periods are monthly, quarterly or semiannual. The reporting period is dictated by the company’s annual vatable sales value. Monthly declarations are filed by companies whose annual sales value exceeds DKK 15,000,000.00, while quarterly declarations are filed when these values oscillate between DKK 1,000,000.00 and DKK 15,000,000.00. Companies whose vatable sales value does not exceed DKK 1,000,000.00 may opt for semiannual declarations.

Tax returns should be submitted by:

  • the 25th day of the month following the closing of the accounting period – monthly declarations
  • the 10th day of the second month after the closing of the accounting period – quarterly declarations
  • the 1st day of the third month after the closing of the accounting period – semiannual declarations

The purchase and exploitation of passenger cars up to 9 passengers, costs of representation, hotel accommodation, gastronomic services, among others, totaling over 25% of the input tax are not tax-deductible.

A foreign company conducting economic activity in Denmark must also abide by the local regulations regarding, e.g. invoicing and archiving of accounts and registries for the period of 7 years.

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