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Holiday pay

FerieKonto and Feriepengeinfo

Employer

As an employer in Denmark, you must pay your employees holiday pay.

What is holiday pay?

Your employees accrue the right to holiday pay. When you report salaries and taxes, you must therefore also pay holiday pay to your employees.

If you have a collective agreement that guarantees holiday pay, you can choose to pay the holiday pay to your employees directly. You can also send the holiday pay to FerieKonto and let FerieKonto process the payment.

If your company does not have a collective agreement that guarantees holiday pay, you must send the holiday pay to FerieKonto who will then process the payments.

Calculation

It makes no difference whether your employees work full-time or part-time, or whether this is their main work, a second job, or carried out as casual work.

An employee usually accrues 2.08 days of holiday a month. In principle, an employee accrues days of holiday during the entire period of employment. This also applies if the employee works at weekends, on public holidays, if the employee has a sick day, takes the day of, or is on holiday.

If the employee has been employed less than a month, he/she earns 0.07 days of holiday per day of employment.

How to calculate

There are different ways of accruing and calculating paid holidays, depending on whether your employees are salaried employees or hourly paid employees:

Salaried employees paid on a monthly basis

If your employees get paid holidays and holiday supplements, they will receive their usual fixed salary during the holiday period.

Employees are entitled to paid holidays and holiday supplements if they have:

  • at least a month’s notice of termination from the employer side

  • full pay on Sundays and public holidays

  • full pay when taking sick days.

When a salaried employee is dismissed or resigns, the holiday that the person in question has not taken is calculated and reported to FerieKonto.

Employees paid by the hour

Employees who are not entitled to paid holiday are instead entitled to payment in lieu of untaken days of holiday.

The payment in lieu of untaken days of holiday amounts to 12.5 per cent of the salary on which holiday pay is calculated. You must deduct AM (labour market) contributions and A-taxes before you report the net holiday pay to FerieKonto via E-income.

Reporting and payment

You must report holiday pay in SKAT's register, E-income.

It is also via E-income that you can edit your reported payments in lieu of untaken days of holiday if a mistake has been made. Please note:

  • if the money has already been paid to the employee in question, you cannot edit the information and change the payment in lieu of untaken days of holiday to a lower number.

  • if the money has already been paid to the employee in question via Feriepengeinfo, you can therefore only report additional payments in lieu of untaken days of holiday and you cannot reduce earlier reported amounts.

If your company has a collective agreement containing holiday pay guarantees and pays holiday pay directly to its employees, pre-tax holiday pay must be reported.

If your company uses another holiday fund to process the payments, post-tax holiday pay must be reported.

How and when to report and pay

From 1 September 2020 there are new deadlines for reporting and payment of holiday pay. The deadline for paying the holiday pay to FerieKonto is the same as the reporting deadline. Due to the new deadlines, FerieKonto will no longer charge you for the holiday pay.

Use a payroll service agency

It is possible to make an agreement with a payroll service agency which can calculate, report and process the holiday pay on your behalf. It is you as an employer that must inform the payroll service agency when they have to settle the holiday pay for a dismissed or resigned salaried employee.

Please note that payroll service agencies may also have deadlines they need to meet in order to have time to report and process payments on time. Contact the payroll service agency for more details.

Please remember that payroll service agencies only pay the holiday pay that they report on your behalf.

You are still responsible

Whatever way you choose to make payments to FerieKonto, it is you as an employer that is responsible for them being reported and paid on time.

Reporting and paying yourself

There are different ways of reporting and paying, depending on whether your employees are salaried employees or hourly paid employees:

Salaried employees paid on a monthly basis

For salaried employees, you are obliged to report and pay holiday pay when the employee resigns. You must report and pay no later than the last bank day of the month where the employee resigns.

Employees paid by the hour

You are obliged to report and pay holiday pay for hourly and weekly paid employees every month ongoing. Your exact deadline depends on when the employee’s pay period ends.

  • If the pay period ends between the 1st and the 15th of the month you must report the holiday pay at the latest by the end of that same month.

  • If the pay period ends between the 16th and the end of the month, you must report the holiday pay at the latest the 15th of the following month.

If you have a collective agreement that guarantees payments in lieu of untaken days of holiday, you must report the amount with the company designated as the payer. You therefore should not report the amount to FerieKonto. Your employee can see the reported payments in lieu of untaken days of holiday on LifeinDenmark.

Pay directly with NemID

If your company pays holiday pay directly, it is important that you have a Danish NemID so that you can log on to the self-service solution below. Here you can find applications for payments and reports, account balances, etc. are reconciled.

No NemID?

If you do not have a NemID you can use the following BIC/SWIFT and IBAN when paying to Feriekonto:

BIC/SWIFT: DABADKKK IBAN: DK7702164069201598

Remember to state your company’s CVR/SE number.

Overview of payments and reports

In the self-service below you can see an overview of your payments and reports to FerieKonto from the Danish Tax Agency (E-income). You can also see your unique payment line that you must use when transfering holiday pay.

If you or another holiday guarantee scheme pays for the holiday pay, you can view your reports in this self-service:

If you are responsible for the payment of holiday pay, you can see reports with you as the payer in this self-service:

Interest and repayment

If you do not report and pay holiday pay on time, interest will be added. The interest is currently 1.5 per cent per commenced month and it is calculated from the due date. Your employee will also be notified of the missing payment simultaneously.

Accrual of bonus

An employee can accrue a bonus. The reporting and payment of such bonuses must take place within the normal deadlines. It is therefore possible to report this information using code FK1 in field 68 in eIndkomst with the Danish Tax Agency. That means that the reporting will be exempt from interest in a given period.

Repayment

If the company has paid too much to FerieKonto, it is always possible to have the amount repaid. If you have a NemKonto you must call FerieKonto over the phone and ask for a repayment. If the payment is to be made to a specific or international account, you must send your bank details to FerieKonto.

Send a message to FerieKonto

Changing the paying party

If your company is sold and the new company will continue paying holiday pay, you must do the following:

  • Gather name, civil registration number, any potential employee number and amounts for the salaried employees who you will be keeping.

  • Fill out the spreadsheet below if you have any potential reports and corrections. Make sure to fill out the spreadsheet correctly by following the instructions listed below.

  • Send al information to Feriepengeinfo via Digital Post.

Rules for the spreadsheet:

  • It is not permitted to delete or move columns around

  • Data must start in row 2 and there may not be empty rows between rows with data.

  • The data must be entered correctly. See the instructions.

get_app FP Reporting of bankruptcy or new owner (XLSX)

You will be notified once the corrections have been registered. Use the self-service to view and download the updated account balances:

View account balances in Feriepengeinfo for the party paying the holiday pay (in Danish only)

Go to self-service

Transfer of holiday

If your employee has not yet taken all his/her holidays before the end of the holiday-taking period, it is possible to transfer holidays to the next holiday-taking period.

What you need to do:

  1. You and the employee in question must enter into a written agreement on the transfer of holiday.

  2. Gather the following information:

    • The employee’s civil registration number (without the hyphen/dash - i.e. xxxxxxxxxx, not xxxxxx-xxxx)

    • The employee’s name

    • The paying party’s SE no. (if known)

    • The employer’s SE no.

    • The employee no. (if the company uses those)

    • The number of days that are to be transferred

    • The holiday year from which the days are to be transferred

    • The holiday year to which the days are to be transferred

    If relevant, use the spreadsheet below:

    get_app FP Transfer of holiday (XLSX)
  3. Send the information or form via Digital Post to Feriepengeinfo

  4. You will receive a confirmation from Feriepengeinfo once the transfer has been processed.

The party processing the payment of the holiday pay will automatically receive a request with the reason for application being ‘Transferred to the next holiday year’. This takes place so that the paying party can transfer the holiday to the next holiday year.

Legislation etc.

Here you can find legal guidance relevant to holiday pay and read about how we process your personal data.

Go to legislation etc.

Skrevet af: FerieKonto og Feriepengeinfo Opdateret 26.02.2021
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