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Pratibha Tiwari
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Deepak Pareek
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Crypto investments are fun, but crypto taxes aren’t. Most Denmark residents have no idea how crypto gains are taxed, and that’s because the guidelines around crypto taxation in Denmark are comparatively new and still evolving. Danish tax authorities consider crypto to be personal assets from a tax perspective, which essentially means that you will pay taxes on them whenever you treat them as a speculative asset or use them for business purposes.

The guidelines around crypto taxation are comprehensive and cover almost every aspect of crypto taxation. However, one might find it overwhelming to get acquainted with the guidelines and then decode them to cater to their specific transactions.

That’s why we’ve put together this comprehensive guide on crypto taxes in Denmark to help you keep up with the new and existing guidelines issued by the Danish tax authority Skattestyrelsen

Once you finish this tax guide, you’ll have everything you need to know about crypto taxation in Denmark. This guide will be regularly updated as the tax authorities issue new guidelines. So make sure you keep revisiting this guide to stay updated.

Key Information

Latest Updates/Guidelines

17/04/24- Updated to accommodate ICO Taxes

17/04/24- Updated to accommodate NFT and DAO taxes

Understanding Crypto Taxation in Denmark

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are classified as personal assets in Denmark, which essentially means that every time someone treats crypto as a speculative asset or uses it for business, tax liabilities follow.

Note that any crypto you purchase and hold is considered a speculative asset by default, resulting in taxable gains or losses. If you’re not sure whether or not your assets classify as speculative, you also have the option to request a personal assessment.

According to Skattestyrelsen the tax treatment of crypto assets depends on the specific nature of the transactions. Activities like capital income from trading, receiving crypto through airdrops, or earning crypto through mining are considered personal income and are subject to a variable tax rate that may go up to 52%. On the other hand, trading in stablecoins is recognised as deriving gains from a financial contract, leading to it being classified as capital income and subject to a capital gains tax of up to 42%.

Here’s an example to better understand how taxes work in Denmark.

Consider the following transactions:

22/01/13 - Fredrik buys 2 BTC for 1,20,000 DKK each

22/02/22 - Fredrik buys 1 ETH for 10,000 DKK

22/03/28 - Fredrik buys 1 ETH for 11,000 DKK

22/05/21 - Fredrik sells 2 BTC for 1,50,000 DKK each

22/06/04 - Fredrik sells 1 ETH for 15,000 DKK

As evident from the above ledger of transactions, two disposals were made, so let’s see how these disposals will be taxed.

1st Disposal

2 BTC sold for 1,50,000 DKK each

These tokens were acquired for 1,20,000 DKK each on 22/01/13

Cost Basis (Acquisition Price) = 1,20,000 DKK

Disposal Amount = 1,50,000 DKK

Capital Gains = Disposal Amount - Cost Basis = 1,50,000 - 1,20,000 = 30,000 DKK (for 1 BTC)

Gain from 2 BTC = 2*30,000 = 60,000 DKK

2nd Disposal

1 ETH sold for 15,000 DKK

Since two ETH tokens are acquired at different dates and prices, calculating the acquisition price becomes a little complex.

Here we have to use an accounting method to identify which ETH token was disposed of. Every country suggests a specific accounting method for calculating the cost base. 

Skattestyrelsen recommends using the FIFO accounting method. We will discuss more about this method later in the guide. For now, a simple way to understand how FIFO accounting works is that the first asset you buy is the first asset you sell.

So the first ETH was acquired on 22/02/22 for 10,000 DKK

Cost basis = 10,000 DKK

Disposal Amount = 15,000 DKK

Capital Gain/loss = Disposal amount - Cost Basis = 15,000 - 10,000 = 5,000 DKK

Collective gain from both disposals = 60,000 + 5000 = 65,000 DKK

This is your tax base and taxes will be levied on it.

Cost Basis Calculations in Denmark

Sometimes when investors buy the same asset multiple times at different prices, calculating the acquisition price or cost basis for disposal becomes very challenging. That’s exactly why one must rely on specialised accounting methods as specified by the tax authorities.

The Danish tax authorities recommend using the FIFO accounting method to calculate the cost basis if you’re a Danish resident. The FIFO or First-In-First-Out accounting method implies that the first token you buy is the first token you sell. And this accounting method is beneficial when dealing with multiple transactions from across your portfolio of tokens.

Here’s an example to better understand how it works.

Consider the following transactions:

2022/01/13 - Astrid bought 1 BTC for 1,10,000 DKK

2022/03/12 - Astrid bought 1 BTC for 1,20,000 DKK

2022/04/15 - Astrid sold 1 BTC for 1,50,000 DKK

As evident from the above ledger of transactions, two BTC tokens were purchased at two different dates and prices. So to determine which token was sold on 2022/04/15, we will use the FIFO accounting method.

Since the first token purchased will be the first one to be disposed of. The BTC token purchased on 2022/01/13 will be the one disposed of on 2022/04/15.

Cost Basis = 1,10,000 DKK

Disposal Amount = 1,50,000 DKK

Capital Gain/loss = Disposal Amount - Cost Basis = 1,50,000 - 1,10,000 = 40,000 DKK

How Does Capital Gains Tax Work in Denmark?

The Skattestyrelsen doesn't consider crypto as fiat currency but as a personal asset for tax purposes. And personal assets are only taxed in Denmark under two specific circumstances:

  1. If the assets are associated with your business
  2. If it is considered a speculative asset

However, if you think you can evade crypto taxes just by HODLing your assets, you might be in for a surprise because the Danish tax authorities view your holdings as speculative and hence subject to taxes.

If you have any doubts regarding whether your assets are speculative or not, you can get your holdings audited by them. 

The Danish tax authorities differentiate between Bitcoin, altcoins, and stablecoins. If you happen to be involved in transactions with Bitcoin and altcoins, chances are that you’ll attract income tax liabilities. However, if you’ve been trading and investing in stablecoins, the gains, if any, will be considered capital gains and taxed accordingly.

Capital Gains Tax Rate

Denmark doesn’t have separate tax rates for short-term and long-term capital gains. The tax on capital gains in Denmark is 42%.

How to Calculate Crypto Gains and Losses

The first step in determining your gains or losses involves calculating the cost basis for each asset within your portfolio. Your cost basis represents the amount you paid to acquire the asset, including any associated fees like gas fees or transaction fees.

Once you have the cost basis, you can simply subtract it from the disposal amount to ascertain your gain or loss. If it’s a gain, you will be required to pay a flat income tax on that amount. Conversely, if it results in a loss, you are not obligated to pay any taxes. However, it's important to note that you may be able to offset these losses against certain gains if specific criteria are met, as discussed in the preceding sections.

Here’s an example to better understand how capital gains are taxed.

Consider the following transactions:

2022/01/19 - Emma buys 2 BTC for 1,00,000 DKK

2022/03/12 - Emma buys 3 ETH for 11,000 DKK

2022/04/11 - Emma buys 1 BTC for 1,10,000 DKK

2022/06/14 - Emma sells 1 BTC for 1,40,000 DKK

2022/08/10 - Emma sells 2 BTC for 1,50,000 DKK

2022/10/14 - Emma sells 2 ETH for 15,000 DKK

As seen in the above ledger of transactions, three disposals were made. We will calculate the gains for each disposal one at a time.

1st Disposal

1 BTC sold for 1,40,000 DKK

This BTC is the same one acquired on 2022/01/19 for 1,00,000 DKK

Cost Basis = 1,00,000 DKK

Disposal Amount = 1,40,000 DKK

Capital Gain/loss = Disposal Amount - Cost Basis = 1,40,000 - 1,00,000 = 40,000 DKK

2nd Disposal

2 BTC sold for 1,50,000 DKK each

There are two different types of tokens in this bunch. 

BTC-1 from 2022/01/19 was acquired for 1,00,000 DKK and BTC-2, was acquired on 2022/04/11 for 1,10,000 DKK.

So for disposal of BTC-1:

Cost basis = 1,00,000 DKK

Disposal Amount = 1,50,000 DKK

Capital Gain = 1,50,000 - 1,00,000 = 50,000 DKK

And for disposal of BTC-2:

Cost Basis = 1,10,000 DKK

Disposal Amount = 1,50,000 DKK

Capital Gain = 1,50,000 - 1,10,000 = 40,000 DKK

Total Gain = 50,000 + 40,000 = 90,000 DKK

3rd Disposal

2 ETH sold for 15,000 DKK each

These tokens were acquired on 2022/03/12 for 11,000 DKK

Cost Basis = 11,000 DKK

Disposal Amount = 15,000 DKK

Capital Gain = 15,000 - 11,000 DKK = 4,000 DKK (for 1 ETH)

Gain from 2 ETH tokens = 2*4000 = 8,000 DKK

Collective Gain from 3 Disposals = 40,000 + 80,000 + 8,000 = 1,28,000 DKK

Decoding Crypto Income Tax in Denmark

Transactions that result in a gain may attract income tax or capital gains tax depending on the nature of those gains. If you trade or invest in crypto assets, the gains you make would be treated as income. While if you hold stablecoins and use them as an investment instrument, then the gains will attract CGT.

Income Tax Rate Denmark

The personal income tax rate in Denmark constitutes four discrete tax brackets:

  1. Bottom-Bracket Tax

All income earners pay a flat 12.11% bottom bracket tax. The income is taxed after deducting the personal allowance and the 8% labour market tax.

  1. Top-Bracket Tax

Individuals earning above 552,500 DKK in Denmark are liable to pay the top tax bracket, which is an extra levy of 15% on their income. It is worth noting that this tax is calculated after accounting for labour market contributions.

  1. Municipal and Labour Market Tax

In Denmark, all taxpayers are required to pay the labour market tax and municipal tax. The labour market tax is fixed at 8%, whereas the municipal tax varies, with the mean rate being  25%. Although crypto assets are exempt from the 8% market tax, understanding this tax is important  for effective tax planning.

Note that a regulation in Denmark limits the total amount of an individual's bottom-bracket tax, top-bracket tax, and municipal taxes. According to this regulation, these taxes combined must not exceed 52.06% of the individual's income. This serves as a threshold to ensure that the tax burden remains within a limit for taxpayers in Denmark.

How to Calculate Crypto Income

If you have a crypto income, let’s say from ICOs, crypto-to-crypto trades, or as salary you need to be able to calculate your net income and report it to the tax authorities on your tax return. For calculating your crypto income, you should keep track of the fair market value of the tokens in DKK on the day of receipt and add them all together to calculate your net income.

What Happens When You Don’t Report Crypto Transactions in Denmark?

It might get you into a lot of trouble as the Skattestyrelsen can trace your crypto transactions from as far back as 2019. The Danish tax agency collaborated with major crypto exchanges operating within Denmark, gaining access to KYC details of investors. Moreover, the tax agency has sent letters to cryptocurrency investors who are suspected of evading taxes.

So you should dismiss any ideas of underreporting your crypto income on your tax return immediately because such actions could lead to severe consequences and legal trouble. It is highly recommended to comply with the tax regulations and accurately report crypto income to avoid any potential repercussions.

Made a Loss? Here’s How to Use it to Your Advantage

Crypto losses are a complicated piece of the Danish crypto tax puzzle. Generally, you’re not supposed to write off any of your losses against your gains, but there are certain circumstances under which you can do that.

If you have bought or sold the same assets over a financial year while simultaneously making gains or losses, you can write these losses off against your gains, given that you haven’t purchased new assets in that span.

For instance, if you have bought 20 ETH tokens and then sold 5 tokens twice within the financial year, making a gain in one and a loss in another. Then you can offset your loss against these gains. However, if you sold 5 tokens twice and bought 3 new tokens after that, then you cannot write off your losses.

Also, it’s important to note that you cannot offset the losses from one token against the gains made from another token.

Lost or Stolen Crypto

Based on previous rulings by the Danish Tax Agency, the loss of access to cryptocurrency does not constitute a disposal event, and therefore, cannot be claimed as a tax deduction. However, if you can substantiate the permanent loss of access to your cryptocurrency, you may request a binding ruling and write them off as a special case.

However, you might need assistance from tax experts and legal consultants to make the binding case strong enough to be considered by the tax authorities.

Tax Credits/Incentives Denmark

Although there is no dedicated tax break program in Denmark, there are some existing laws that allow you to reduce your tax bill to some extent.

  1. Personal Tax Allowance: Individuals taxpayers in Denmark have a personal tax-free personal allowance of 46,700 DKK that they can deduct from their gains. Moreover, if your spouse has some unused personal tax-free allowance, they can transfer it to you. 
  1. HODLing Crypto for Non-Speculative Purposes: Note that one only pays taxes on gains if they arise from speculative assets, and there are certain scenarios where crypto investments aren’t considered speculative by the authorities. If you want to know whether or not your investments fall under this category, then you can request a personal assessment of your assets from the Danish Tax Agency.
  1. Gifting Crypto: According to a previous ruling dated 13 Feb 2019 which sets the precedent for crypto gifts to be completely tax-free if they’re non-speculative and low value, you can gift up to DKK 69,500 for 2022 or DKK 68,700 for 2021 tax-free, but it will only be considered tax-free when you gift the assets to the following people:
  • Offsprings, step-children and their kids
  • Parents 
  • The surviving spouse of a deceased child or a stepchild
  • Foster children who have lived with you for more than 5 years
  • Step Parents and grandchildren
  • Someone you’re living with for more than 2 years
  1. Donating Crypto: Donations to charities that are approved by the tax agency may qualify for a tax deduction. Individuals can deduct upto DKK 17,000 worth of donations, as the deduction rate is set at 26%. Note that for a donation to be deductible, the charity must report your donations to the tax authority along with your civil registration number (CPR-nr).

Some Tax-Free Crypto Transactions

Although most crypto transactions attract tax liabilities in Denmark, the Danish tax authority considers some transactions to be tax-free:

  • Buying crypto assets with Danish krone or any other fiat currency
  • HODLing crypto
  • Transferring crypto between your wallets
  • Donating crypto 

Taxed Crypto Transactions

All cryptocurrency transactions that involve exchanging crypto for fiat currency or other assets, or that generate income, are considered taxable in Denmark. Listed below are some of these transactions:

  • Buying and selling cryptocurrencies for speculative purposes is considered taxable in Denmark. This includes both short-term and long-term trades.
  • Income generated from cryptocurrency mining is also considered taxable. If you receive cryptocurrency as a reward for mining, the value of the cryptocurrency received will be taxed as income.
  • Staking cryptocurrency involves holding cryptocurrency in a wallet to support the network and earn rewards. Therefore, staking is also a taxable transaction in Denmark.
  • If you receive cryptocurrency as payment for goods or services, the value of the cryptocurrency received will be taxed as income.
  • If you receive cryptocurrency as a donation, the value of the cryptocurrency received will be taxed as income.

Mining Crypto in Denmark? Here’s How the Taxes Work

According to a recent notification published by the Danish tax authorities, crypto mining is considered a hobby business from a tax perspective, and the tokens received as mining rewards are subject to income tax.

Upon receipt, these tokens will be subject to income tax based on their fair market value at that time. Apart from that, any subsequent disposition will also attract income tax liabilities.

Understanding Crypto Staking Tax in Denmark

Staking rewards are considered to be personal income from a tax perspective and hence attract income tax. However, according to a recent notification issued by the tax authority, your gains are only taxed when you can finally transact with them. This is particularly useful for those involved in ETH staking, because users receive ETH staking regards much later.

Note that any gains you make by selling the staking rewards later will be taxed as capital gains.

How are Airdrops and Forks Taxed in Denmark?


According to the latest ruling by the tax authorities, soft forks are non-taxable since no new tokens are created, while tokens received from hard forks attract income tax liabilities at the time of disposal. However, it’s important to note that these tokens inherit a cost basis equal to 0 DKK. 


The tax authorities are yet to issue clear guidelines on the taxation of airdrops. However, we can infer from the existing guidelines that the tax treatment of tokens received as airdrops will be similar to that of gifts.

Gifting or Donating Crypto in <Country>? Here’s Some Good News For You

Based on the latest ruling published by the Skattestyrelsen, crypto gifts can be tax exempt if they are considered speculative by the tax authorities.

In Denmark, gifts are typically tax-free up to a maximum threshold of 69,500 DKK. However, this exemption is applicable only if you’re gifting your assets to your child, stepchild, grandchild, parent, stepparent, or an individual with whom you’re sharing your living space with for at least 2 years.

In cases where the value of the gift exceeds this threshold, a gift tax rate of 15% will be levied.

Crypto donations are tax deductible in Denmark as long as you’re donating to a registered charity. When you donate to a registered charity, you automatically receive your tax deduction because the charity will report the donation to the tax authorities against your civil registration number. The maximum allowable deduction was 17,200 DKK in 2022.

What About Crypto Margin Trades, Futures, and CFDs?

In a decision dated 3rd April 2018, tax authorities clarified that margin trades are to be treated as future contracts since they are speculative in nature based on the guidelines covered in section 29(1) of the capital gains act.

Note that the gains and losses incurred will be taxed separately for every contract, and the capital gains and losses will be calculated on a rolling basis. Therefore, regardless of whether you realise your gains or losses at the end of the tax year, you will have to report these gains or losses in the contract and pay your taxes.

In Denmark, only losses within the same investment class can offset gains. Losses from one type of investment cannot be used to offset gains from another type. For example, losses from margin trades cannot be used to offset gains from CFDs. To qualify as a write-off pair, the losses and gains must belong to the same investment class.

Participating in ICOs? Here’s What You Owe to the Skattestyrelsen

Based on a previous ruling, the tax authorities have specified that any new tokens received through ICOs should be treated as assets. This means that ICO gains are subject to taxation under the State Tax Act.

The State Tax Act states that speculative assets must be treated as taxable income. Therefore, individuals are required to report their ICO gains/losses and pay income tax on the gains, exempt from labour market contributions, while any losses incurred can be deducted.

ICO taxation is similar to that of crypto-to-crypto trades, where one exchanges tokens, and the valuation is based on local currency.

NFT and DAO Taxes Denmark


In Denmark, NFTs are generally taxed in the same way as other cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, altcoins, and stablecoins. The tax treatment of NFTs depends on the purpose for which they are acquired and whether they are held as an investment or used for business purposes.

If you acquire NFTs as an investment, any profits made from the sale or exchange of the NFTs are considered taxable and subject to capital gains tax. 

If you use NFTs for business purposes, such as in the creation and sale of digital art, the income generated from the sale of the NFTs is considered taxable and subject to income tax.


The Danish tax authority is yet to release concrete guidelines on the taxation of income from DAOs. We are constantly on the lookout for new guidelines on the same and will add all relevant details here as soon as new guidelines hit our radar.

Meanwhile, we suggest seeking guidance from experienced tax professionals on how such transactions are taxed to avoid legal complications in the future.

Decoding Defi taxes in Denmark

The Danish tax authorities have not yet provided clear guidelines on how to tax income from Defi transactions. However, we can infer from existing policies and taxation trends that the tax treatment of Defi transactions will likely resemble that of Bitcoin, altcoins, NFTs, and stablecoins.

Existing guidelines clarify the taxation of income from crypto staking. They classify staking rewards as personal income, subjecting them to income tax. However, there is a condition: staking income is taxable only when you receive the tokens and can dispose of them as part of your portfolio. If you do not have the rewards in your wallet or portfolio, no taxes need to be paid on them.

When to Report Crypto Taxes in Denmark?

In Denmark, the tax year runs from 1st January to 31st December and taxpayers must pay their taxes by 1st of May every year. Individuals with non-Danish income, the deadline extends to 1st of July. Note that starting mid-March 2023, individuals can use the online portal, E-tax, to fulfil their tax reporting requirements.

How to File Crypto Taxes in Denmark?

You can report your crypto taxes through Skattestyrelsen’s E-tax portal from the comfort of your home. Here’s a stepwise tutorial on how to do that:

Step 1- Log in to the E-Tax Portal

Go to the E-tax portal and log in with your Civil Registration Number and E-tax password. If you don't have it you can apply for one on the portal.

Step 2- Select the Tax Return

On the main page of the E-tax portal, select "Indkomst" (Income) and then "Forskudsopgørelse og årsopgørelse" (Advance assessment and annual statement). Then, select the year for which you want to file the tax return.

Step 3- Check your Pre-Filled Information

The E-tax portal will pre-fill your information from previous years, such as your name, address, and personal information. Check to make sure that this information is correct.

Step 4- Report your Crypto Income 

On the "Indkomst" (Income) page, you will see a section for "Andre indtægter og fradrag" (Other income and deductions). Here, you can report your crypto income by selecting "Anden idioms" (Other income) and entering the amount of your crypto income.

You need to report income from multiple sources in different sections. Here’s a section-wise breakdown:

  • Gains from Bitcoin & altcoins-Box 20.
  • Losses from Bitcoin & altcoins-Box 58.
  • Gains from stablecoins-Box 346
  • Losses from stablecoins-Box 85
  • Airdrops-Box 20
  • Staking rewards (but only at the point you receive them in your portfolio)-Box 20
  • Mining rewards-Box 20
  • Other income as interest from crypto-Box 20.

Step 5- Report your Crypto Capital Gains

If you have made any capital gains from the sale of cryptocurrencies, you will need to report these on the "Kapitalindkomst" (Capital income) page. Select "Aktier mv." (Shares, etc.) and then "Aktieavance og anden kapitalindkomst" (Share gains and other capital income). Enter the amount of capital gains from the sale of cryptocurrencies.

Step 6- Check your Tax Calculation

The E-tax portal will calculate your tax liability after reporting your crypto income and capital gains. Check to make sure that the calculation is correct.

Step 7- Submit your Tax Return

If you agree with the tax calculation, submit your tax return by clicking "Godkend" (Approve). You will receive a receipt and confirmation of your submission.

Note that these steps are to be followed after you’ve completed all your tax calculations so that you can accurately co-relate all the tax calculations done by the E-tax software and identify any discrepancies to avoid overpaying. 

If you find tax calculations intimidating(like most investors do), you can use online tax software like Kryptoskatt that can easily generate legally compliant tax reports in a matter of minutes by auto-fetching all your details from across your investment pool.

What Records Will the Skattestyrelsen Want?

The Danish Tax Agency has conducted audits of Danish taxpayers' cryptocurrency transactions in the past. Therefore, it is crucial to keep accurate records of your cryptocurrency transactions to calculate profits and losses for reporting in your annual tax return and case of an audit.

Therefore it’s advisable to keep the following records:

  • Detailed records of buy/sell transactions
  • E-mails with details of the trade sent by the exchanges
  • Details of your service providers(exchanges, wallets, blockchains)
  • Public keys of your wallets
  • Details on your existing portfolio
  • Bank statements to correlate with your buy/sell transactions
  • Receipts to prove expenses
  • Additional documentation of your purchases and sales is required to verify ownership.

How to File Crypto Taxes Using Kryptoskatt?

Now that you’re aware of how your crypto transactions are taxed and what forms you need to fill out to complete your tax report, here’s a step-wise breakdown of how Kryptoskatt can make this task easier for you:

  1. Visit and sign up using your email or Google/Apple Account
  2. Choose your country, currency, time zone, and accounting method 
  3. Import all your transactions from wallets and crypto exchanges
  4. Choose your preferred report and click on the generate report option on the left side of your screen and let Kryptoskatt do all the accounting.
  5. Once your Tax report is ready, you can download it in PDF format.

If you still need clarification regarding the integrations or generating your tax reports, you refer to our video guide here.

How to Avoid Tax on Cryptocurrency in Denmark?

There’s no way to legally avoid paying crypto taxes in Denmark. However, there are some strategies you can use to reduce your tax bill. Here are some of the most commonly used ones.

  1. HODL: If you are a long-term investor, you can hold your cryptocurrency for more than three years before selling it. In Denmark, capital gains from the sale of cryptocurrency held for more than three years are tax-exempt. So, if you hold your cryptocurrency for the long term, you can avoid paying taxes on capital gains.
  1. Use Tax Deductions: In Denmark, you can deduct expenses related to your cryptocurrency transactions, such as transaction fees and exchange fees. Keeping track of these expenses can reduce your taxable income.
  1. Take advantage of losses: If you sell cryptocurrency at a loss, you can use that loss to offset capital gains from other investments. This can reduce your tax liability.

You can refer to the section titled “Tax Credits/Incentives” for more details on this.

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)

  1. Is Crypto legal in Denmark?

Yes, cryptocurrencies are legal in Denmark. The Danish Financial Supervisory Authority (FSA) has issued guidelines on how cryptocurrencies are regulated and treated under Danish law. Cryptocurrency exchanges and trading platforms are required to register with the FSA and comply with anti-money laundering (AML) and know-your-customer (KYC) regulations. Additionally, income and gains from cryptocurrency investments are subject to taxation.

  1. How is crypto taxed in Denmark?

In Denmark, cryptocurrencies are treated as assets for tax purposes. The tax treatment of cryptocurrencies depends on the purpose for which they are acquired and whether they are held as an investment or used for business purposes.

If you acquire cryptocurrencies as an investment, any profits made from the sale or exchange of the cryptocurrencies are considered taxable income and subject to capital gains tax. The capital gains tax rate in Denmark varies depending on the size of the gain, the duration of the investment, and other factors.

While if you use cryptocurrencies for business purposes, such as in the creation and sale of digital products or services, the income generated from the sale of the cryptocurrencies is considered taxable income and subject to income tax. You may also be able to deduct expenses related to the creation and sale of digital products or services, such as software or platform fees, to reduce your taxable income.

  1. When do you need to report your crypto taxes?

The Danish tax year spans from January 1st to December 31st annually. To file and submit your tax return, you have until May 1st each year (or July 1st if you have non-Danish income). For the 2022 financial year, the reporting deadline is May 1st, 2023, and the E-tax online portal for tax reporting opens in mid-March 2023.

  1. What do assets with speculative purposes mean?

Any assets that you buy, hold or collect in an attempt to make a profit at some later date can be considered speculative assets. The Danish Tax Agency regards crypto assets as speculative investments, which means that any gains or losses are subject to taxation.

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How we reviewed this article

Written by
Pratibha Tiwari

Content Creator - Kryptos, An engineer who transitioned to become a Web3 Content Writer and Creator, has contributed to core marketing teams of renowned Web3 projects.

Reviewed by
Deepak Pareek

Head of Tax & Accounting - Kryptos, Crypto Tax and Accounting Expert, having experience in working with Big 4 accounting firms as well as top tier law firms of India.