Taxation proposal affects 3,000 engineers

A repeal of the so-called engineer scheme will affect 3,000 engineers working abroad the trade union of engineers, Maskinmestrenes Forening, estimates. The changes in the taxation scheme will affect a lot of people in the offshore and newbuilding industries.

3,000 engineers working abroad for at least six months a year will be affected by the Danish Government’s proposal of repealing the so-called engineer scheme. That is how the President of Maskinmestrenes Forening Per Jørgensen sees the situation in an editorial which will be published in the next number of the trade union’s member magazine on 10 August.

"I consider the proposal of full taxation on Danes choosing to work abroad as short-term legislation. The engineer companies, shipping companies and humanitarian organisations all have an interest in Danes choosing to work abroad for a short period in order to strengthen the individual and thereby the companies’ international network”, Per Jørgensen writes in an editorial piece he has allowed ShippingWatch too see.

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