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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Update: New investment premium as an incentive for companies

The COVID-19 investment premium is intended to incentivise business investments and counteract the current reluctance of Austrian companies to invest. The Austrian Investment Premium Act (InvPrG) initially entered into force on 25 July 2020, and was last updated on 28 May 2021. The relevant funding guidelines were announced on 11 August 2020 and adapted on […]

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Update on COVID-19 subsidies

The following contribution provides an overview of planned and implemented changes to existing COVID-19 subsidies, as well as of new COVID-19 subsidies (last updated: 1 June 2021). Investment premium On 25 March 2021, the Austrian Investment Premium Act was amended with the announcement of the 2nd Austrian COVID-19 Tax Measures Act (2. COVID-19-StMG). The amendment […]

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COVID-19 phased payment plans – interrelation with tax liabilities due on 15 June 2021

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies have made use of simplified payment options – in particular, deferred payments. Tax liabilities that were due by 31 May 2021 have been automatically included in approved deferrals. The deferred tax liabilities are now due by 30 June 2021. To avoid payment difficulties, a special application for a […]

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Revenue shortfall bonus

To further mitigate the economic impact of the lockdown on Austrian companies, the Austrian Federal Government announced the revenue shortfall bonus (“Ausfallsbonus”) as an additional measure at the beginning of January 2021. On 16 February 2021, the corresponding Guidelines were published in the Austrian Federal Law Gazette. In the following entry, we provide information on […]

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