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Cars without registration Tax

11 February 2020

Chris Pedersen , Partner, VAT |

The Danish traffic law states that people resident in Denmark may only drive in this country in a car registered in Denmark.

The starting point is also that the owners of cars registered in Denmark must pay registration taxes. Only a few exceptions apply.

One exception applies to employees with company cars who live in Denmark but work abroad for a foreign employer.

Another exception applies to Danish self-employed persons working abroad.

Subject to certain conditions, self-employed persons may drive a car registered in Denmark without paying registration taxes or drive in Denmark in a car registered abroad.

These conditions relate both to the driver of the car and to the extent of the driving in Denmark and abroad, which in this context includes both EU and EEA countries and third countries.

To learn more download the publication as a PDF.