Customs and VAT

Airport customs, photo Colourbox
Danish prices include 25 percent Value Added Tax (VAT). It is refundable to persons who are non-EU residents and who are travelling to a non-EU destination. Tax free shopping is possible in many major shops and department stores in Copenhagen.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Goods into Denmark

The amount and types of goods you can import into Denmark without incurring customs duty depend on whether you arrive from an EU country or a non EU country. For information about duty-free allowances, please visit the website of SKAT - the Danish Customs and Tax Authorities. 

Goods out of Denmark and VAT refunds

Citizens from countries outside the EU and Scandinavia are also eligible for a Value Added Tax (VAT) refund when goods purchased in Denmark are shipped to another country. VAT can be refunded at the airport upon presenting a completed VAT refund form. To achieve the VAT refund, the minimum purchase per shop must be DKK 300. There are two refund companies, offering refund services, Tax Free Worldwide and Global Blue Denmark.

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