Personal tax credit

Personal tax credit is a tax deduction employees can use to lower the tax withdrawn from their salaries by the employer. The same applies if you have other income such as pension, benefits etc.

Personal tax credit 2023: 59.665 ISK

Tax credit in previous years

Year Personal tax credit per month
2022 53.916 kr.
2021 50.792 kr.
2020 54.628 kr.
2019 56.447 kr.
2018 53.895 kr.
2017 52.907 kr.
2016 51.920 kr.
2015 50.902 kr.
2014 50.498 kr.
2013 48.485 kr.
2012 46.523 kr.
2011 44.205 kr.
2010 44.205 kr.
2009 42.205 kr.

How does personal tax credit work?

In order to have the right amount of tax deducted, employees must inform their employers whether or not to use their personal tax credit. Without the permission from the employee the employer has to deduct full tax, from the salary, without any tax credit.

Information and balance regarding one's own personal tax credit can be seen at Skatturinn's user's login at Log in with your electronic ID or RSK password.

See the video below for general information.

Skjáskot úr kynningarmyndbandi um persónuafslátt

 Video opens on English subtitles available.

Instructions on how to access information about your personal tax credit

1. Individuals can access information on their own personal tax credit by logging in to with their electronic ID or RSK password (veflykill).

Loggin in to with an electronic ID is encouraged

2. Once logged in press the button „skoða staðgreiðslu“ to view salary information employers have reported to the tax authorities within the year or go directly to the statement for your employer by pressing „yfirlit til launagreiðanda".

Once logged in there are two choices, to a list of ones employment and salary details or to get a statement for a new employer

3. When switching employers, the new employer may require a confirmation of an employee's tax credit balance. The website offers a special statement for this purpose available to individuals by pressing the button „yfirlit launagreiðenda“.

The statement of ones tax credit balance is available from all the pages by hitting the appropriate button

4. This statement shows only information relevant to your new employer and can be printed out or extracted as a pdf document.

 The tax credit balance statement can be saved as a Pdf document

Payments from two or more employers

Persons receiving payments from more than one employer can divide the personal tax credit between the employers to enjoy their full deduction. If the salary from one employer is above a certain limit it is best to use all of the tax credit there instead of dividing it up.  For further reference the salary tax calculator can be used.

Skjáskot úr kynningarmyndbandi um persónuafslátt

Video opens on English subtitles available. 

Moving to or from Iceland

Persons moving to or from Iceland or those only temporarily employed in Iceland are entitled to personal tax credit for each day they are resident in Iceland.  Please note that persons from countries outside of the EEA and/or EFTA may need a work permit.