More Danes owe back taxes this year than last

973,219 taxpayers owe the government a significant amount of money

While three out of four Danes will wake up to a nice chunk of change in the morning following their tax returns, an increased number owed the government money in back taxes, reports DR.

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When the taxman comes calling
In total, 973,219 Danes owed money – an increase of almost 25,000 from last year.

The average amount owed was also more than last year – 6,920 kroner compared to 5,987 in 2014.

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In total, SKAT was owed 6.7 billion kroner in back taxes.

However, the news was not all bad as the vast majority, some 3.3 million people, will receive an average tax return of 5,328 kroner.