You can have a personal tax number without having a CPR number.
Personal tax numbers are given to those who come to Denmark but cannot get a civil registration number (CPR number), eg. because they only work in Denmark for a short period – see section above.
You can request a personal tax number by completing form no. 04.063 from the Danish Tax Agency (Skattestyrelsen).
You can also contact your local tax centre or one of the International Citizens Services centres to obtain your personal tax number.
Remember to bring form no. 04.063, ID with picture, such as passport or ID card, and marriage certificate (if you are married).
Citizens from outside the EU, Switzerland or the Nordic countries must also bring a work permit. Your personal tax number works like a civil registration number, i.e. it is your Danish personal identification number.
If you have previously worked in Denmark, you will already have a civil registration number or a personal tax number.
When you have completed the form 04.063 and attached the documents required, you will receive a preliminary income assessment (forskudsopgørelse) within two weeks. In the top of your preliminary income assessment, you will see your personal tax number.
Read more about the preliminary income assessment in the section below.