restructuring of the Danish tax administration went into effect 1 July 2018.
Provoked by a
2015 scandal involving some DKK 12.3 billion in fraudulent refund claims for
dividend withholding, the government fired the director general of its tax
administration in 2016 and embarked upon a complete overhaul of its tax
The seven new
agencies are responsible for:
includes the hiring of more employees and new IT systems as well.
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accustomed to dealing with the old tax system in Denmark will need to change
their systems to account for the new administration. For example, tax issues
dealing with employees will now be administered in a new part of the tax
authority, and all dealings with it may be slower and more difficult as the new
system is implemented. In addition, it is expected that enforcement activities
will increase with additional personnel and more advanced IT systems.