Payout & Taxes
Wolt handles your taxes for you, so you don’t have to manage this yourself. You can leave the worries behind and enjoy the freedom and flexibility of being independent & self-employed.
This page is meant to give you an overview of what comes with taxes as a Wolt Courier Partner.
On this page you will find information regarding how taxes will work in the future, your payslip, how tax cards work, payment cycle, breakdown in earnings and much more.
What is new?
Wolt is responsible for paying your taxes for you. This means that you don’t have to worry and instead focus on delivering.
Your taxes are defined by your Tax Card. Therefore it’s important to understand the differences, and choose the right card for you.
You get a payslip, that gives you transparent overview of your actual earnings after taxes.
With the Payout and Taxes setup, you have a Payout Cycle two times a month, so it easy for you to know, when you are paid.
CVR, VAT & DVFA
It’s not possible to deliver with Wolt as a company, which means your tax deductions apply differently and DVFA must be personal.
Wolt is responsible for deducting taxes and pay AM-Contribution (Arbejdsmarkedsbidrag) from your income, which we hope makes things easier for you as a Courier Partner. This means that the amount you see on your payslip, is the amount that is left for you to spend after taxes.
This also means that you will receive A-Income where tax is withheld before payout. Please be aware that this sort of relationship between you as a courier and Wolt only applies in a tax perspective. We advice you to contact SKAT in order to get the best guidance.
All you have to do is to consider which tax card to choose, especially if you have multiple jobs.
It depends which one you earn the most from. If you get the most of your income from Wolt, then you should choose your Primary Tax Card (Hovedkort). And if you get the least amount of your income from Wolt, then choose Secondary Tax Card (Bikort)
We will automatically use your Secondary tax card (Bikort) to determine the withholding taxes. If you need to change your tax card, please contact Wolt Support. They will be able to help you out.
You get a payslip as a courier partner. The payslip will include a detailed overview of your earnings, and the tax deductions that are paid from your earnings. This will give you an overview of where your money goes – and to whom.
You’ll have a full overview of your total earnings, taxes based on these earnings, as well as earnings after taxes. This gives you a transparent overview of your earnings, and make it much easier to focus more important things.
As a Wolt Courier Partner, you receive your payout twice a month. You will receive your two payouts no later than the 10th or 25th. See the payout dates and cycles below:
- Deliveries made during the 1st-15th are paid to you no later than the 25th of the same month
- Deliveries made during the 16th-31st are paid to you no later than the 10th of the following month
- You will receive a payslip of your earnings in your E-Boks
You can track your earnings in the app under “Finances” and “Payouts”.
CVR, VAT & DVFA
You can’t deliver with Wolt as a CVR-registered company, and you can’t receive earnings with your CVR number and VAT-registered business. You will receive earnings as a private person, and all your earnings will be reported to the Danish Tax Authority (SKAT), under your registered CPR number.
If you have registered your food delivery registration form (yellow page) called DVFA with your CVR in our system, you can still use the same registration. Its up to you to keep it updated. For further questions about food registration form, please send an email to the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration by clicking the link down below:
Remember to create a Tax Card & a NemKonto
It’s very important that you create a tax card with SKAT, and establish a NemKonto. This will ensure that you are paying the right amount of taxes as well as receive the money through your right account.
Your net earnings will not be affected - you will however experience that your earnings will look smaller because taxes have already been paid, once you receive it into your account.
On the payslip you can, among other things, also see how much you have earned before tax, how much you have paid in tax and also how much you will be paid after tax. If you encounter any errors on your payslip you should contact Wolt by writing to Support and we will look into your case and see if there has been an error.
Your personal tax rate determines how much tax that we will withhold from your earnings. There are two main factors that determine your personal tax rate:
AM-contribution (“arbejdsmarkedsbidrag”) and the withholding rate (“trækprocent”).
1) AM-contribution is at a 8% fixed rate, and paid by everyone in Denmark who is employed. This is deducted before personal allowance is applied to the remaining salary.
2) Withholding rate is a percentage based on your income, the municipality that you live in, if you’re a member of the church and state tax. This is deducted after AM-contribution and personal allowance are factored in. It can range from 36-53% depending on income.
You can read more about taxes and your tax rate at Skat's website right HERE.
If you have any questions about your taxes, you will have to contact Skat. You can find their contact information right HERE 💙
The amount of taxes that we will withhold depend on which tax card that you use for your Wolt earnings.
- The Primary tax-card (“hovedkort”) usually includes various deductions, including your personal allowances and are usually used at your main income.
- The secondary tax-card (“bikort”) is just a flat tax rate without deductions; this is usually used on all secondary income sources.
If you have multiple jobs you should consider which one you earn the most from. A rule of thumb usually is if most of your income is from Wolt, choose your Primary tax-card (“hovedkort”). But if you have multiple sources of income and Wolt is not your main income, then choose the Secondary tax-card (“Bikort”).
Wolt will by default use your Secondary tax-card to determine the taxable amount that we will withhold from your earnings.
If you already had your documents approved during your onboarding, and do not want us to use your Secondary tax-card to determine your tax rate, then you will need to inform Support by reaching out to us through the Wolt Partner app.
What is a preliminary income assessment (forskudsopgørelse) and how do I report my earnings to SKAT?
It is important that the preliminary income assessment (Forskudsopgørelse) reflects your anticipated income. Until now, you have very likely paid B-income tax rates on your CP earnings from Wolt, however going forward, it is important that your tax card reflects that tax withholding is now being applied. Therefore, your previous business income on the preliminary income assessment should now be changed into A-income. This can be done online at SKATs website HERE, where you can amend the data yourself.
You will need to have a tax withholding percentage calculated. Otherwise Wolt is obligated to withhold tax at 58.6%. However, your final tax bill is settled each March and any overpaid tax will be paid out to you on your NemKonto. Thus, you should make certain that your preliminary tax assessment reflects the anticipated income pattern.
You can no longer deliver with Wolt as a CVR-registered company. You can only deliver as a private person registered via your CPR-number, which means that you are most likely not entitled to claim tax deductions for your operating expenses eg. patrol, gas, expenses related to vehicle(s).
However, you will likely be able to claim transport deductions (“Kørsels-/Befordringsfradrag”) for your transport between your home address and work, plus the distance traveled at work. Under Danish tax law, employees are allowed to make a deduction for mileage driven in their own means of transportation in connection with for example, when you are delivering orders as a courier partner.
Transport deduction is deduction you can get for your transport if you have more than 12 km to work places (a total of more than 24 km to and from work). This applies to all types of paid work for which you pay social security contributions (AM-bidrag).
You get a deduction for the days you actually drive to and from work. You must therefore not include days when you have, for example, worked from home, been on holiday, sick or for any other reason is not driving to/from work. All means of transport are eligible for individual deduction, e.g. car, train, bus or bicycle.
As a courier partner, you may be entitled to claim transport deduction, for the transportation driven:
- From your home address to the venues where you pick up orders from
- From venues were you pick up orders from, to customers address
- From customer to next venue pick up or to home
- Overall, from transportation made while you are delivering (driving to the venue/between venue and customer/ /from customer to a new pick up and the driving while waiting for pick-ups)
Please note that if you are doing non-work related driving while you're delivering with Wolt (for personal shopping, visiting a friend etc.) this driving is not deductible.
How should I document or calculate the mileage each day?
There are no official rules regarding how you document your mileage driven.
However we highly recommend that you use a GPS based tracking app to document your driven kilometers on the days that you are delivering.
There is no requirement to send the documentation to the tax authorities up front, but if they request documentation for your kilometers driven, you as an individual are responsible for being able to document this in detail. Wolt is not responsible for this.
We therefore recommend storing the documentation in a safe place you will have access to going forward.
How do I fill out my transportation deductions on skat.dk?
When filing your tax return online through www.skat.dk the deduction amount should be filed in box 51. Please refer to the example sheet for guidelines. If you file a paper tax return the amount should similarly be registered in box 51.
The filing should be made no later than 1 July in the year after the income year.
When the deduction has been reported and the tax assessment processed, the deduction should appear on the tax assessment under “ligningsmæssige fradrag” (deductions)
OBS: The ‘driving’ data you can find in your statistics tab in the partner app is all the kilometers that you’ve traveled in total when you were online and might not be equal to what you can use for transport deduction. You can’t use the estimate of kilometers shown in your Wolt Partner App, since it does not have a detailed view of: Adresse, driven kilometers driven between home, venue and customer. Wolt can’t provide you this, and you will therefore need to track this yourself.
Please be aware that Wolt can not advise you on your individual transport deductions, please contact SKAT for more support. You can read more about this right HERE.
Yes, it is important for us to emphasize that the tax ruling does not mean that you are now an employee of Wolt or that you will become one. Aside from withholding your taxes, we will continue to treat you as a freelance partner in all aspects of the partnership. We will not monitor or performance manage you in any way - and you still decide when, how and if to work. We are not moving towards full employment and we will do anything in our power to protect the freedom and flexibility that the vast majority of you appreciate highly.
This decision does not change any dialogues we have entered with 3F or any other unions. Our focus has always and will continue to be finding ways to better protect and offer flexibility to couriers.
And on a positive note, when Wolt withholds taxes from your earnings, you don't have to spend hours on administering the reporting of earnings and taxes to the authorities. We know that tax administration has been a burden and a hassle for some of you for a long time.
Because the decision by the tax authorities only covers your tax status. This is what is changing.
And while we believe in working towards a model where further social securities are included, we have to make sure that this is not included at the expense of the flexibility and freedom that couriers prefer when working with Wolt.
We continue to explore and work constructively for a solution that combines freedom, flexibility and the comfort of social securities.