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New Holiday Act on its way in Denmark
The new Holiday Act will come into force on 1st September 2020. The transition period between the old and new Holiday Acts will begin in early 2019, so companies should start preparing for the changes now. We have compiled information on the new Holiday Act that will be most important initially, in order to give a clear overview.
The rules and requirements for registration of foreign businesses and foreign labour in Denmark (known as the RUT register) were tightened in June 2016. Foreign businesses or self-employed earners are under a duty to notify the Danish authorities of their work.
When two independent companies trade with each other, the trade is regulated by free market forces. However, when the trading companies are related, there will often be many common interests. This puts the market forces out of play, and concepts such as transfer pricing and the arm’s length principal come into play.
On May 25, 2018, the Danish Act on Processing of Personal Data will be repealed when the EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) enters into force. The EU legislation will be supplemented with a Danish law governing the nationally defined special rules, which will be named the Data Protection Act.
Electronic registration of ownership with the Danish Business Authority
This post is intended to describe the two types of ownership registration to be made with the Danish Business Authority. The two types of ownership registration relate to the registration of legal owners and beneficial owners.
Many companies offer their employees the opportunity to invest in employee shares as a means to motivate and retain loyalty and commitment. However, some special tax rules apply, which I will address in this post.
Bonuses for employees – what are the rules about taxation?
To many Danes, the prospect of a cash bonus is an attractive part of a total salary package. But when the date for the bonus approaches, many employers and employees are faced with a relevant question; how exactly does taxation work?
Cryptocurrencies such as bitcoins have experienced an almost explosive success over the past year. The currencies have quickly gone from being almost mythical to being something that numerous Danes have both traded and invested in.