VAT? That’s easy. You just pay 25%.

Certainly, the VAT rate is 25%. But saying that VAT is easy to manage is incorrect. Many VAT rules are complex, not least because VAT is subject to EU law, including the decisions of the European Court of Justice, and because guidance on VAT from the Danish Tax Agency is sparse.

For those reasons, it is advantageous to be clear, before proceeding, about the VAT implications of actions being contemplated. This may help avoid the aggravation and unpleasant financial consequences from proceedings initiated by the Danish Tax Agency.

The professionals at Hejm Vilsgaard Advokater provide clear and qualified VAT advice in respect of the legal and financial aspects of contemplated actions as well as advice about the practical application of the rules. We believe that good advice about VAT involves all three components.

Qualified advice about VAT in matters such as:

  • Selling real estate
  • Construction of buildings
  • Renting out real estate
  • Outlays
  • VAT registration
  • Reinvoicing between companies in the same corporate group
  • Cross-border trading in goods and services – including business done over the Internet
  • VAT for cultural institutions, including VAT for museums
  • VAT matters affecting educational institutions
  • Adjustment of the VAT for investment assets
  • Private hospitals and other healthcare services providers
  • Calculation of partial VAT deductions for associations, non-profits/independent institutions, funds/foundations, etc.
  • Subsidies
  • Churches and cemetery management
  • VAT compensation abroad
  • Electronic services
  • Accounting provisions
  • Sponsorships
  • General VAT exemptions
  • Hiring-out of labour
  • VAT reimbursement schemes for municipalities and regions

Do you require VAT related advice or a binding response from the Danish Tax Agency to confirm how your company activities should be managed with regard to VAT, based on a Danish Tax Agency assessment?

Contact us for a no-strings-attached discussion. It is free of charge. All you need to do is give us a call or send us an email.


VAT cases – proceedings against the Danish Tax Agency

If the Danish Tax Agency has contacted you with a view to initiating proceedings related to VAT, it can be of huge significance to the outcome of the case if it is dealt with properly from the beginning. That’s why it’s a good idea to involve an advisor specialising in VAT at the earliest possible stage, if only to clarify whether assistance is required.


Hejm Vilsgaard Advokater has a lot of experience in conducting VAT cases at every level of the court system. If the Danish Tax Agency has ruled in your VAT case, we offer a free overview assessment of your case.

We will give you our honest assessment whether you have a strong case against the Danish Tax Agency. We also offer to discuss with you what we think would be the most appropriate way to proceed.

If you decide to lodge a complaint with respect to the ruling by the Danish Tax Agency at the National Tax Tribunal or to pursue the case through the courts, we will be pleased to provide an estimate of the fee for handling your case. Your expenses will usually be recoverable in accordance with the rules for cost reimbursement. This means that the Danish Tax Agency will cover 50% of costs if the case is lost or substantially lost. If the case is won or substantially won, the Danish Tax Agency covers 100% of costs.


Do you need to discuss a VAT matter?

Contact us for a free initial assessment of your case. We are ready to help you. All it takes is a phone call to (+45) 7930 1710 or an email to