Denmark eyeing longer tax breaks for highly-skilled foreigners

Within the next few weeks, the government is expected to unveil a plan that aims to make life easier for companies operating in Denmark that employ highly-skilled internationals.

The business minister, Brian Mikkelsen, has indicated that he intends to expand the so-called ‘forskerordning’ – the tax scheme that permits foreign researchers and highly-paid employees to be placed in a low tax bracket in Denmark for a certain number of years, providing they earn more than 63,700 kroner per month. Mikkelsen said he aims to expand the tax scheme so that foreigners can use the beneficial tax bracket for an additional two years – but at a raised 27 percent, so the change won’t put a dent in state coffers. The confederation of Danish industry, Dansk Industri (DI), welcomes the change.

Copenhagen Post 

1. 9. 2017