Attractive cybersecurity subsidy for SMEs

From 1 April 2022, Austrian SMEs will be eligible to receive an attractive cybersecurity subsidy in the form of a non-repayable grant for investments of up to EUR 50,000. Cybercrime has become an important issue for Austrian businesses in the past year due to several high-profile ransomware attacks. This is also borne out by a PwC Digital […]

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Amendment of the Austria-UAE tax treaty

Last summer, Austria signed a Protocol amending the Double Taxation Treaty (DTT) with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) of 2003. The document provides for significant changes in certain areas. The Protocol was ratified in Austria at the end of 2021. In the UAE, government approval for the Protocol has been granted, although final ratification has […]

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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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Eco-social Tax Reform Act 2022 published in Federal Law Gazette

The three parts of the Austrian Eco-social Tax Reform Act 2022 were published in the Federal Law Gazette on 14 February 2022. The changes made since the consultation draft (see German Tax Newsletter of 12 November 2021) and the bill (see Tax Newsletter of 20 December 2021) are listed below: Eco-social Tax Reform, Part I Changes to […]

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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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Extension of COVID-19 subsidies

The Austrian Ministry of Finance has announced that certain existing COVID-19 subsidies will be extended due to ongoing Covid-related restrictions. In the following entry (last updated 7 February 2022), we provide information about the most important points: Revenue shortfall bonus III The revenue shortfall bonus was extended again (“RSB III”) and is available for the months November 2021, December 2021, […]

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Compensation for Losses III

The Guidelines on the Grant of Compensation for Losses III were published in the Austrian Federal Law Gazette on 23 December 2021. In the following entry, we provide information on the most important points (last updated 7 February 2022). General prerequisites for application Companies which have their legal seat or permanent establishment (PE) in Austria, […]

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Revenue shortfall bonus III

The revenue shortfall bonus (“RSB”) is familiar subsidy that has been extended for a second time. The Ordinance on the Revenue Shortfall Bonus III was published in the Austrian Federal Law Gazette on 2 December 2021. In the following entry, we provide information on the most important points (last updated 7 February 2022): General requirements […]

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Compensation for Losses II

The Guidelines on the Extension of the Grant of Compensation for Losses were published in the Austrian Federal Law Gazette on 28 July 2021 and amended on 23 December 2021. In the following entry (last updated 7 February 2022), we provide information on the most important points. General prerequisites for application Companies which have their […]

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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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