Direct taxes - Personal Income Tax

    Generic part

    Personal income tax - Wage tax
    Lohnsteuer
    AT - Austria
    EUR
    Date
    Year
    1989/01/01
    2018/01/01
    2018/02/02 08:00:34

    Contact information

    Administration

    Service

    Website

    E-mail

    Telephone

    Who sets

    The tax rate is set by

    • Central authority
    • Regional authority
    • Local authority
    • Social security

    The tax base is set by

    • Central authority
    • Regional authority
    • Local authority
    • Social security

    The reliefs are set by

    • Central authority
    • Regional authority
    • Local authority
    • Social security

    Beneficiary

    • Central authority
    • Regional authority
    • Local authority
    • Social security
    • Others

    Geographical Scope

    AT - Austria
    Austria, but see also information regarding taxpayer.
    No Yes

    Taxpayers

    Who is liable for the tax?

    • Residents
    • Non-Residents

    Tax object and basis of assessment

    As general rule, taxable income under personal income tax includes

    • Employment income
    • Income from business or self-employed activities
    • Income from sport and entertainment activities
    • Benefits in kind (company car, meal cheques, etc)
    • Pension income
    • Owner-occupied immovable property
    • Dividends
    • Interests from government bonds
    • Interests from corporate bonds
    • Interests from special saving accounts
    • Interests from deposits
    • Royalties
    • Income from renting immovable property
    • Income from renting movable property
    • Capital gains on immovable property
    • Capital gains on movable property
    • Inheritance
    • Annuities from life insurance
    • Prizes and awards
    • Scholarships
    • Income from occasional activities
    • Revenues from donations and gifts
    • Revenues from lotteries and games activities

    Income considered for residents

    Domestic income
    Worldwide income (subject to double-tax relief)

    Domestic-source income of non-residents is

    Taxed
    Not Taxed

    Employment incomes of married couples are

    Taxed jointly
    Taxed separately

    Benefits in kind

    • Company car
    • Low-interest loans
    • Stock options
    • Meal, sport, cultural cheques
    • Health insurance
    • Computer and IT services
    • Phone and telecommunications services
    • Parking
    • Public transport
    • Day-care for children
    • Meals at cantine
    • Accommodation

    Deductions, Allowances, Credits, Exemptions

    Deductions from the tax base

    • Child care expenses
    • Educational expenses
    • Sport activities expenses
    • Medical expenses
    • Travel expenses
    • Interest on mortgages
    • Capital from mortgages
    • Interest from loans other than mortgages
    • Alimony obligations under law
    • Donations
    • Contributions to supplementary pension or health insurance
    • Contributions to life insurance funds
    • Investments in companies located in specific regions or active in specific businesses
    • Investments in eco-friendly or energy-efficient goods
    • Investment in IT materials or e-services
    • Membership fees to Unions
    • National, regional or local taxes

    Deduction for professional expenses, in particular for employees

    • No deduction
    • A lump-sum amount:
    132
    • In percentage of income:
    • Based on real expenses
    • Capped

    Deduction for professional expenses, in particular for self-employed

    • No deduction
    • A lump-sum amount:
    • In percentage of income:
    • Based on real expenses
    • Capped

    Deduction for child care expenses

    • No deduction
    • A lump-sum amount:
    • In percentage of income:
    • Based on real expenses
    • Capped

    Allowances

      in EUR/National Currency or % of tax base
    11,000

    Credits

      in EUR/National Currency or % of tax base
    • Child care expenses
    • Educational expenses
    • Sport activities expenses
    • Medical expenses
    • Travel expenses
    • Interest on mortgages
    • Capital from mortgages
    • Interest from loans other than mortgages
    • Alimony obligations under law
    • Donations
    • Contributions to supplementary pension or health insurance
    • Contributions to life insurance funds
    • Investments in companies located in specific regions or active in specific businesses
    • Investments in eco-friendly or energy-efficient goods
    • Investment in IT materials or e-services
    • Membership fees to Unions
    • National, regional or local taxes

    Losses

    • Carried-forward for
    • Indefinite
    • Carried-back for
    • Indefinite
    • Transferred to spouse or partner

    Exemptions

    • Employment income
    • Income from business or self-employed activities
    • Income from sport and entertainment activities
    • Benefits in kind (company car, meal cheques, etc)
    • Pension income
    • Owner-occupied immovable property
    • Dividends
    • Interests from government bonds
    • Interests from corporate bonds
    • Interests from special saving accounts
    • Interests from deposits
    • Royalties
    • Income from renting immovable property
    • Income from renting movable property
    • Capital gains on immovable property
    • Capital gains on movable property
    • Inheritance
    • Annuities from life insurance
    • Prizes and awards
    • Scholarships
    • Income from occasional activities
    • Revenues from donations and gifts
    • Revenues from lotteries and games activities

    Rate(s) Structure

    Amount (from) Amount (to) Rate -
    0
    11,000
    0 %
    11,000
    18,000
    25 %
    18,000
    31,000
    35 %
    31,000
    60,000
    42 %
    60,000
    90,000
    48 %
    90,000
    1,000,000
    50 %
    1,000,000
    55 %


    Regional taxes

    • A lump-sum amount:
    • A percentage of income:
    • A tax surcharge:

    Local/municipal taxes

    • A lump-sum amount:
    • A percentage of income:
    • A tax surcharge:

    Special surcharges

    Surcharge

    • A lump-sum amount:
    • A percentage of income:
    • A tax surcharge:


    Separate taxation

    • Employment income
    • Income from business or self-employed activities
    • Income from sport and entertainment activities
    • Benefits in kind (company car, meal cheques, etc)
    • Pension income
    • Owner-occupied immovable property
    • Dividends
    • Interests from government bonds
    • Interests from corporate bonds
    • Interests from special saving accounts
    • Interests from deposits
    • Royalties
    • Income from renting immovable property
    • Income from renting movable property
    • Capital gains on immovable property
    • Capital gains on movable property
    • Inheritance
    • Annuities from life insurance
    • Prizes and awards
    • Scholarships
    • Income from occasional activities
    • Revenues from donations and gifts
    • Revenues from lotteries and games activities

    Withholding taxes

    • Dividends
    Final Creditable
    • Interests from government bonds
    Final Creditable
    • Interests from corporate bonds
    Final Creditable
    • Interests from special saving accounts
    Final Creditable
    • Interests from deposits
    Final Creditable

    Tax due date

    Tax collector

    General comments

    Economic function

    • Consumption
    • Labour Employed (paid by employers and employees)
    • Labour Non-employed
    • Capital income: corporations
    • Capital income: income of households
    • Capital income: income of self-employed
    • Capital stocks

    Environmental taxes

    • Energy
    • Transport
    • Pollution/resources

    Tax revenue

    d51a-c08
    Year Annual tax revenue (in millions) % of GDP % of total tax revenue -
    2016
    25,435.2
    7.14 %
    17.0213 %
    2015
    28,429
    8.258 %
    19.1101 %
    2014
    27,088
    8.131 %
    19.0004 %
    2013
    25,669
    7.9247 %
    18.5416 %
    2012
    24,759
    7.7699 %
    18.5571 %
    2011
    23,031
    7.4263 %
    18.012 %
    2010
    21,783
    7.3617 %
    17.9115 %
    2009
    20,996.53
    7.2893 %
    17.7203 %
    2008
    22,467.4
    7.6482 %
    18.4112 %
    2007
    20,607.4
    7.2567 %
    17.827 %
    2006
    19,321.8
    7.2144 %
    17.7745 %
    2005
    18,022.3
    7.0933 %
    17.211 %
    2004
    18,020
    7.4356 %
    17.6369 %
    2003
    18,026.2
    7.7745 %
    18.2497 %
    2002
    17,257.4
    7.6113 %
    17.7462 %
    2001
    16,467.5
    7.4674 %
    16.9376 %
    2000
    15,629.7
    7.3171 %
    17.1917 %

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