COVID-19: Austrian Tobacco Tax Act

The economic consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak mean that it is now undesirable to place additional burdens on consumers and businesses by increasing the tobacco tax. The changes in tobacco tax rates for cigarettes, fine-cut tobacco, and heated tobacco products, were set out in the Austrian Tax Reform Act 2020, BGBI. I Nr. 103/2019, and […]

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COVID-19: Consequences for customs

COVID-19 also has consequences for foreign trade. This entry was updated on 23 March 2020 and reflects the information currently available to us. Due to the worldwide crisis caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the global demand for protective medical equipment has increased significantly. In this context, the European Commission has introduced an authorisation requirement for […]

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COVID-19: Update on the cash register reporting obligation

Due to current developments, we would like to draw your attention to the fact that no additional notification of the tax office is required in relation to the cash register reporting obligation, if the suspension of business activity is merely temporary (e.g. temporary closure due to the coronavirus prevention measures). For the reporting requirements regarding […]

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New Register for Ultimate Beneficial Owners (UBO Register)

The UBO Register Act (WiEReG), announced on 15 September 2017, imposes a registration obligation on Austrian corporate entities and other legal entities regarding their ultimate beneficial owners. As of 15 January 2018, all direct or indirect owners holding more than 25 % of the share capital have to be disclosed in the new register maintained by […]

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