In order for your employer to know how much tax to deduct from your salary, you need a tax card.
You can apply for a tax card by following the same procedure as used for the personal tax number in the section above.
This means that you must complete form no. 04.063 from SKAT.
You can also contact your local tax centre or one of the International Citizens Services centres.
You should then bring:
The above mentioned form no. 04.063, ID with photo, such as a passport or ID card, marriage certificate (if applicable) and your work permit if you are a citizen from outside the EU, Switzerland or the Nordic countries.
The tax card contains information about your withholding rate, deductions and allowances. You can see your tax card information on the first page of your preliminary income assessment (forskudsopgørelse).
When you have completed the form (04.063) and attached or enclosed the documents required, you will receive a preliminary income assessment (forskudsopgørelse) within two weeks.
In your preliminary income assessment, you can see your withholding rate, your monthly tax-free allowances and deductions, and what SKAT expects your income and allowances and deductions to be. The tax card (primary tax card, secondary tax card or tax exemption card) is a part of your preliminary income assessment. Your employer will receive your tax card directly from SKAT. You cannot hand in your tax card yourself.
Note that your tax card is part of your preliminary income assessment.