COVID-19 phased payment plans: Ordinance on phase 2 – evidence of ability to pay

The Austrian Minister of Finance has issued an Ordinance regarding the formal requirements for evidence of the ability to pay in connection with applications for phase°2 of the COVID-19 phased payment plan. The ordinance entered into force on 1 August 2022. To mitigate the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Austrian Federal Fiscal Code (BAO) […]

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Current restrictions on distributions and bonus payments in connection with COVID-19 subsidies

Austrian ordinances regarding the various COVID-19 subsidies contain a range of bans, restrictions, and limitations applicable to dividend and bonus payments, some of which have already expired. This article provides a brief overview of the current COVID-19 subsidies, as well as the restrictions on distributions and bonus payments that still need to be observed in […]

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Quota system: New extension of deadline for tax returns for 2020

As previously reported in our Tax Newsletter of 16 March 2022, the grace period for the submission of tax returns for 2020 for taxpayers with tax representatives was initially extended by three months (from 31 March 2022) to 30 June 2022. The Austrian Ministry of Finance (BMF) has now extended this period by a further three months […]

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New extension of deadline for shareholder meetings and financial statements

On 19 May 2022, the Austrian Parliament resolved to again extend the deadlines for the preparation, adoption, and disclosure of financial statements, as well as for the holding of annual general meetings. We provide an overview of the current changes below: Preparation and disclosure of financial statements Hitherto, the following rule applied: If the preparation […]

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Remote working simplifications with Germany due to COVID-19 set to expire

The Austrian Consultation Agreement with Germany contains special rules concerning the application of the double taxation treaty, which were introduced due to the pandemic. Accordingly, employers that are resident in Germany would not be deemed to have created a permanent establishment (“PE”) in Austria if an employee who is resident in Austria works from a […]

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Quota system: Extended deadline for tax returns 2020

Tax returns (e.g. individual and corporate income tax returns or annual VAT returns) generally have to be submitted by 30 June of the following year (if submitted electronically). The tax authority may extend the deadline for submission of tax returns on a case-by-case basis (discretionary decision) following a substantiated request (individual extension of submission deadline). If […]

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Update on Current COVID-19 Subsidies

To continue to support Austrian companies which have suffered financially from the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, the Austrian Federal Government has extended existing COVID-19 subsidy instruments and made some requirements more stringent. In the following contribution (last updated 14 February 2022), we will inform you about the most important points of the previous COVID-19 […]

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Austrian National Council approves COVID-19 support measures in tax law

On 21 December 2021, the Austrian Parliament passed two legislative packages on pandemic-related support measures. These concern both tax relief in the Income Tax Act (EStG), Corporate Income Tax Act (KStG), VAT Act (UStG) and others, as well as simplifications in connection with tax payments. Here we have provided an overview of the key points: Income […]

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COVID-19 Fixed Costs Subsidy 800,000

The Guidelines on the Fixed Costs Subsidy 800,000 (“FCS 800k”) entered into force in November 2020 and were amended on 16 February 2021 and 22 November 2021. In the following entry (last updated 23 November 2021), we provide information on the most important points, including these amendments: General prerequisites for application Companies which have their […]

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COVID-19: Compensation for Losses

The Guidelines on Compensation for Losses initially entered into force in December 2020 and were subsequently amended on 16 February 2021 and 22 November 2021. In the following entry (last updated 23 November 2021), we provide information on the most important points, including the changes arising from the amendments: General prerequisites for application Companies which […]

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