Payroll Services Denmark

Compandben Payroll Partner


Welcome to the Compandben International Payroll Partner in Denmark

Denmark is unusual in Europe in that the mandatory employer social chares are virtually negligible: Compare this to countries like…. Italy (39% of gross remuneration) or France (46%). Unfortunately this means that taxes are high !

Employment and Accounting Services in Denmark

Our partner company in Denmark is a firm run by a qualified accountant with many years of experience especially with foreign companies operating in Denmark. She can of course handle payroll administration and also more complex accounting issues like VAT, transfer pricing, corporate taxes and filings.

Employer of Record Services

But most of our business in Denmark happens to be Employer of Record services where our local partner acts as the Employer for clients that do not have legal entities in Denmark. Because the mandatory social charges are so low there is a tendency amount foreign employers in particular , to grant private pensions and heal insurance but this is by not always necessary in the “market”.

Contact Compandben

John Tinsley
Compandben HR Consultancy
5 Rue de L’Orangerie
1202 Geneva
+41 79285 9713 CH
+44 79581 73708 UK

Our Team in Denmark

Administrative Services

We offer all kind of administrative services needed for a Danish company.

  • Company registration
  • Address service
  • Management service
  • Post handling


The Director has in previous corporate employment been head of a payroll consulting group running payrolls for several years for 100 companies and over 1.000 employees per month.

Today she runs her own company, providing payroll services for approximately 170 employees and managing a staff of 2 colleagues.

The company does not just have one payroll system, expecting the client to fit in. It uses several different payroll systems, matching the client’s needs and existing practices. If no payroll system is presently in use by the client, together with the client they will find the best system to match the client needs.

What is special about payroll in Denmark:

  • Vacation – in Denmark you earned 2,08 days per month you are employed. You earned the days through a calendar year.

    You can use or “spend” the earned vacation days during next year running in the period May – April.
  • Social charges – in Denmark we have very low social charges, both paid by the employee and the employer – in average 1 full time employee cost app. DKK 3,000-7,300 depending on branch/type of company. But income taxes are high.

Payroll services in Denmark:

  • Weekly, semi-weekly, monthly payroll
  • Full time or hourly rate employee
  • Benefits
  • Report and settlement of employee tax (A-skat, AM-bidrag, B-skat)
  • Payroll report to head office/financial team
  • Contact to insurance company – employer insurance
  • Employee contract
  • Collective/union agreement


The Director of our partner firm has previously been Head of Group Finance in a substantial company, and the consultants employed have similar wide qualifications.

The company has experience with the full range of financial requirements – accounting, bookkeeping, controlling, reporting, fiscal representation, tax advice and annual filings and reports.

Today the firm does the accounting for approximately 50 companies.

As with the payroll function, different accounting systems are catered for. And if the client has no software or methodology, the company will together with the client find the best system which matches the client needs.


What is special about accounting in Denmark:

  • VAT – the authorities decide your reporting period however you can choose a shorter period if preferred.
  • VAT and TAX – different rates depending on the type of cost, e.g. gifts, penalties, dinner with customers etc.

Accounting services in Denmark:

  • Bookkeeping
  • Management report
  • Reconciliation
  • VAT calculation and reporting
  • “Lønsumsafgift” calculation and reporting
  • Budget
  • Annual report
  • Tax return
  • Contact with lawyers, auditors and banks