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 – Intrastat: New rules from 1 January 2022

As anticipated in the Tax Newsletter of 9 December 2021, the assimilation threshold (i.e. the threshold for arrivals of goods from other EU Member States and dispatches of goods to other EU Member States in the previous or current calendar year) has been raised for both arrival and dispatch declarations starting from the reference year 2022. […]

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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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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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Eco-social tax reform 2022: Changes to the draft legislation

On 15 December 2021, the bill of the Austrian Eco-social Tax Reform Act 2022 was published. Below we provide an overview of the most relevant changes between the consultation draft and the bill (see German Tax Newsletter of 12 November 2021): Tax-free employee participation in profits From the year 2022, employees are to be eligible […]

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Austrian VAT Guidelines 2021 published

The yearly amendment to the Austrian VAT Guidelines (UStR) was published on 6 December 2021. Here we provide you with an overview of the most relevant changes: Changes in connection with VAT groups In items 233 and 241, the Guidelines have been amended to reflect CJEU case law regarding the cases M-GmbH (CJEU 15.4.2021, C-868/19) and Danske […]

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Intrastat: Changes as of January 2022

In addition to the annual adjustments for Intrastat-declarations (e.g. update of CN8-Codes), new regulations will apply as of the reporting month January 2022 due to the regulations (EU) 2019/2152 und (EU) 2020/1197. In the following, we summarize the most important key aspects. Information to be reported The following information must be indicated: The nature of […]

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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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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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Lockdown revenue compensation II for indirectly affected companies

To provide rapid support to the business sectors in Austria that have been indirectly affected by the lockdown, lockdown revenue compensation II has been introduced as an immediate grant. On 16 February, the corresponding Guidelines were published in the Austrian Federal Law Gazette. In the following entry (last updated 17 February 2021), we provide information […]

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