Public finances consist of activities in the general government of administration and services. In Greenland the general government consists of three sectors, the municipal sector, the self-governed sector and the sector of central government.
The general government finances are negotiated through the appropriation law every year. The central government sector includes activities still managed and financed directly by the State of Denmark.
In compliance with international guidelines, only expenses held in or at Greenland are accounted.
The general government of administration and services include authorities and institutions, which predominantly provide non-market services and redistribute income and wealth. Most public services are available free of charge for citizens and enterprises. Public expenditures are mainly financed through taxes and block grants from the Danish state. However, some services are financed through duties or user fees.