Overview of Payroll in Denmark

Overview of Payroll in Denmark

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Scandinavian countries are renowned for their high tax rates but what else do employers need to understand about payroll processing in Denmark and their obligations?

Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at those Payroll & HR Professionals who are processing or managing Vendors who process Payrolls in Denmark and need to have an understanding of the legislative and legal requirements involved.

What will you achieve?

Having attended this course delegates will have confidence that they understand the fundamentals of payroll processing in Denmark, are clear about employer obligations, know what they need to do on a periodic and annual basis and can answer employee queries and check payslips. Even if you have outsourced the payrolls it is still the employer’s responsibility to ensure these are met and that tax and social security are correctly processed. This course not only gives you the information you need to be compliant but also ensures you know exactly what information should be given to a payroll provider and the various tasks they should be completing on your behalf. Having attended the courses delegates will also be able to accurately follow a simple pay calculation and identify the key items on a payslip for each jurisdiction.

Course Trainers

  • Shamsa

    Senior Manager

    Our trainer has many years of experience with payroll administration and every day she handles the payroll processes for both hourly-waged and salaried employees. She is a high valued payroll consultant for numerous Danish companies. In addition to an extensive knowledge of labor agreements, She has also assisted companies in the area of relocations to and from Denmark. Several times each year our trainer teaches the relevant employees from the payroll departments of other companies in how to address payroll administration and issues in the most effective and efficient manner.

What will be covered?

Country Overview:

  • A glossary of terms that are used regularly in payroll
  • A brief overview of the country
  • A brief overview of the business culture

Employment Law including:

  • Working time
  • Collective bargaining and union agreements
  • Work permits
  • Visas
  • Employment contracts
  • Pension requirements
  • Payroll Administration including:

  • Reporting
  • Payments for starters and leavers
  • Income Tax including:

  • Rates and allowances
  • Tax deduction cards
  • Tax identity numbers
  • Labour movement contributions
  • How to process the various types of statutory leave and payments:

  • Sickness
  • Holidays
  • Public holidays
  • Maternity and parental leave
  • The treatment in respect of tax
  • Social security
  • Business expenses and benefits in kind including:

  • Per diems
  • Company cars
  • Tax free staff welfare items
  • Other tax free items
  • High level tax calculations including:

  • Calculations for Denmark
  • How to access the Revenue on-line tax calculation tools
  • Statutory reporting requirements including:

  • Monthly payrolls
  • Annual reporting
  • 03.075 in Denmark
  • Evaluation of Payslips including:

  • An overview of a Danish Payslip
  • English translations
  • Summary
    There is more to learn about payroll in Denmark than its high tax rates, employers need a good working knowledge of the rules governing both the process and their own obligations. Attendees of our course will be able to address employee queries, check payslips and understand all the steps providers should be undertaking.