Tackling undeclared work database

Undeclared work can be defined as work which is in itself legal but is not declared to the authorities for tax, social security and/or labour law purposes. Across the 28 Member States of the European Union, a great deal of effort is being invested into developing and testing policy measures that aim to tackle undeclared work.

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Home-Job Plan, Denmark

02 Juuni 2013
  • Denmark
  Since 1 June 2011 it has been possible to deduct expenses to craftsmen and domestic helpers with €2,000 (DKK 15,000) per member of the household over 18 years of age through a pilot project called Home-Job Plan. The project runs until the end of 2013. The expenses that it is possible to deduct include payment for cleaning, indoor/outdoor maintenance of the house, gardening and babysitting. The goal is threefold: to prevent undeclared work in homes, to create jobs in construction and to encourage house owners to install CO2-friendly energy solutions.  
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    Legitimising undeclared work, Prevention

New tax rules against undeclared work, Denmark

02 Juuni 2013
  • Denmark
 
  • Type of measure:

    Legitimising undeclared work, Prevention

Home improvements subsidy, Denmark

28 Oktoober 2009
  • Denmark
  The law on subsidies for carrying out home improvements (Tilskud til forbedring af boliger) was in effect from 1991 to 1995. The actors involved in the implementation of the subsidy included the Danish Enterprise and Construction Authority, as well as construction and building companies registered for value-added tax (VAT). The primary objective was to strengthen employment in the building and construction industry and to reduce the incidence of undeclared work.  
  • Type of measure:

    Changing attitudes: awareness raising

Home service scheme, Denmark

28 Oktoober 2009
  • Denmark
  The home service scheme (Hjemmeserviceordningen) was introduced as a pilot project in January 1994. It was possible to receive a subsidy for garden work, snow clearance, shopping for daily goods, cooking, cleaning, laundry and window cleaning. The target groups have included, on the supply side, people with low education levels and, on the demand side, households – particularly those with children and elderly persons.  
  • Type of measure:

    Legitimising undeclared work

Information campaign, Denmark

28 Juuni 2009
  • Denmark
In November 2005, the Danish Ministry of Taxation (Skatteministeriet), in cooperation with the media, launched an information campaign directed at young people entitled ‘Imagine what would happen if everybody did undeclared work (Tænk hvis alle arbejdede sort)’. The information campaign primarily aims to create awareness among young people of why citizens have to pay taxes.
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Fair play campaign, Denmark

05 Aprill 2009
  • Denmark
The Fair Play Campaign (Fairplay-kampagnen) launched in Denmark in 2004 is a mixture of controls and severe penalties, combined with raising awareness and changing behaviour through targeted campaigns. Employers are required to keep a log book of employees as well as a professional accountant if irregularities are detected. Another successful measure is advance warning of workplace inspections in particular regions and economic sectors.
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