What is IDA

How much does membership cost?


A full membership costs DKK/quarterly 878,25 before tax. 

The actual cost after tax is around DKK 200 per month. Many of our members save much more than they pay in fees by taking out insurance with IDA Forsikring, getting discounts on their purchases with an IDA Xtra card, receiving their weekly copy of the magazine Ingeniøren, and taking advantage of the many opportunities which IDA offers in terms of advice, career opportunities, and networking. 

IDA membership fees

 

 

DKK/quarterly

DKK/annually

EMPLOYED

 

 

 -Employed in Denmark

878,25

3.513,00

 -Employed in Greenland

647,25

2.589,00

 -Reduced membership fees

289,25

1.157,00

 -Employed in the Faroe Islands and abroad with legal assistance

647,25

2.589,00

 -Employed without legal assistance

289,25

1.157,00

 

 

 

UNEMPLOYED

289,25

1.157,00

 

 

 

SELF-EMPLOYED

 

 

 -Self-employed in Denmark

878,00

3.512,00

 -Self-employed in Greenland

647,00

2.588,00

 -Reduced membership fees

289,00

1.156,00

 -Self-employed in the Faroe Islands and abroad with legal assistance

647,00

2.588,00

 

 

 

RETIRED

289,00

1.157,00

 

 

 

STUDENTS

60,00

240,00

The membership fees in the chart are for quarterly payment. They are displayed in quarters and in years. If you decide to pay your membership fees annually instead of quarterly, you get a 3 % discount on the listed IDA membership fees. However, unemployed, students, and members paying reduced fees are not eligible for the discount. Students pay membership fees every six months.

The term 'reduced membership fees' applies to members who under special circumstances are allowed to pay reduced fees, e.g. because of a leave of absence.

The term 'employment without legal assistance' applies to members who are employed or on a daily basis work abroad, and whose terms of employment are not subject to Danish law. This term also applies to members who work in a field where IDA does not have negotiation rights (e.g. officers, high school teachers, and electricians), and those who are members of a different trade union with the right to negotiate on their behalf. Members enrolled in higher education (excluding engineering) lasting more than a year also fit into this group.

If you are a student, the first study year is free.

Tax exemptions

The membership fee can be claimed as a tax allowance. IDA annually reports paid membership fees to SKAT.
This includes fees from employed, self-employed and student members.

Some members’ fees, however, cannot be claimed as tax allowances. If you are retired, IDA does not report your fee because it is not a tax allowable expense (cf. ruling by SKAT). There are exceptions, though. If you have paid work, are on a civil servant pension plan, or on early retirement there may still be a way to get tax allowances. Contact IDA if one of the above mentioned exceptions apply to you.

In case you pay taxes abroad or similar, the possibilities for tax allowances depend on the specific and individual circumstances.

It is not necessarily a requirement that you have paid work to get tax allowances. If you are on leave, on maternity leave, enrolled in education, or similar you can claim your membership fee as a tax allowance.

Reduction of fee when unemployment benefits have expired

Notice, IDA offers a membership reduction to the unemployed whose unemployment benefits have fully expired (last payment has occured). The membership fee is DKK 240 annually and is to be paid quarterly.