Social security contribution - Employers

    Generic part

    Social security contribution (Employers)
    Sozialversicherungsbeiträge
    AT - Austria
    EUR
    Date
    Year
    1956/01/01
    2018/01/01
    2018/03/08 15:08:01
    One single general rate applicable on all income sources
    Different rates per income source

    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
    No Yes

    Taxpayers

    Who is liable for Social Security Contributions for employees ?

    • Employer
    • Employee
    • Other:

    Coverage

    Employers pay social security contributions for:

    • Pension
    • Health care
    • Unemployment
    • Child care
    • Work-realted illneseses and/or accidents
    • Educational leave
    • Maternity leave
    • Others:

    Basis of assessment

    As a general rule, the employer's income subject to Social Security Contributions includes:

    • Employment income
    • Income from business or self-employed activities
    • Income from sport and entertainment activities
    • 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
    • Income from pension
    • Owner-occupied immovable property
    • Dividends
    • Interests from government bonds
    • Interests from corporate bonds
    • Interests from special savings accounts
    • Interests from deposits
    • Royalties
    • Income from renting immovable property
    • Income from renting movable 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 :

    Domestic income
    Worldwide income

    Domestic-source income of non-residents is:

    Subject to Social Security Contributions
    Not subject to Social Security Contributions

    Bases and rates of social security contributions paid on the income of employees and manual workers

    • Rates are identical
    • Bases are identical

    Rate or Amount of the contribution

    Rate/amount for Social Security Contributions paid by employer :

    21.48 %

    Capped contributions

    • No cap
    • Cap in % of the tax base :
    • Cap in monetary units :
    5,130
    • Multiple caps :

    Pension

    Rate/amount for Social Security Contributions paid by employer :

    Capped contributions

    • No cap
    • Cap in % of the tax base :
    • Cap in monetary units :
    • Multiple caps :

    Health care

    Rate/amount for Social Security Contributions paid by employer :

    Capped contributions

    • No cap
    • Cap in % of the tax base :
    • Cap in monetary units :
    • Multiple caps :

    Unemployment

    Rate/amount for Social Security Contributions paid by employer :

    Capped contributions

    • No cap
    • Cap in % of the tax base :
    • Cap in monetary units :
    • Multiple caps :

    Child care

    Rate/amount for Social Security Contributions paid by employer :

    Capped contributions

    • No cap
    • Cap in % of the tax base :
    • Cap in monetary units :
    • Multiple caps :

    Work-related illnesses and/or accidents :

    Education leave :

    Rate/amount for Social Security Contributions paid by employer :

    Capped contributions

    • No cap
    • Cap in % of the tax base :
    • Cap in monetary units :
    • Multiple caps :

    Maternity leave :

    Rate/amount for Social Security Contributions paid by employer :

    Capped contributions

    • No cap
    • Cap in % of the tax base :
    • Cap in monetary units :
    • Multiple caps :

    Others

    Rate/amount for Social Security Contributions paid by employer :

    Capped contributions

    • No cap
    • Cap in % of the tax base :
    • Cap in monetary units :
    • Multiple caps :

    Surcharge

    • A % of the tax base :
    • A lump-sum amount :
    • A tax surcharge :

    Reduction, Allowances, Credits

    Reduction :

    • No reduction
    • A lump-sum amount
    • A % of the tax base :
    • Based on salary
    • Capped

    Allowances :

    Credits :


    Tax due date

    Payment of Social Security Contributions

    Monthly
    Quarterly
    Annually
    Other
    For monthly earnings: withheld by payer and transmitted to Health Insurance Company on 15th of following month.
    For self-employed: quarterly.

    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

    d611
    Year Annual tax revenue (in millions) % of GDP % of total tax revenue -
    2016
    24,172
    6.7854 %
    16.176 %
    2015
    23,281
    6.7627 %
    15.6496 %
    2014
    22,617
    6.7889 %
    15.8643 %
    2013
    21,921.96
    6.7679 %
    15.835 %
    2012
    21,082.21
    6.616 %
    15.8013 %
    2011
    20,302.11
    6.5463 %
    15.8778 %
    2010
    19,421.45
    6.5636 %
    15.9697 %
    2009
    18,947.29
    6.5779 %
    15.9909 %
    2008
    18,854.8
    6.4184 %
    15.4508 %
    2007
    18,091.21
    6.3706 %
    15.6503 %
    2006
    17,260.59
    6.4447 %
    15.8784 %
    2005
    16,562.44
    6.5187 %
    15.8169 %
    2004
    15,859.71
    6.5442 %
    15.5226 %
    2003
    15,386.99
    6.6363 %
    15.5778 %
    2002
    15,032.69
    6.6301 %
    15.4584 %
    2001
    14,831.05
    6.7253 %
    15.2545 %
    2000
    14,651.3
    6.859 %
    16.1155 %

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