Austria - Special considerations for short-term assignments

Austria - Special considerations for short-term...

Taxation of international executives


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Residency rules

Payroll considerations

Taxable income

Additional considerations

For the purposes of this publication, a short-term assignment is defined asan assignment that lasts for less than one year.

Residency rules

Are there special residency considerations for short-term assignments?

No. An individual is assumed to be resident if he/she either maintains any kind of accommodation, or is physically present, under circumstances indicating that his/her abode will not be temporary.

Payroll considerations

Are there special payroll considerations for short-term assignments?

No. As a rule the tax on employment income is levied by way of withholding through the employer. If no permanent establishment of the employer exists in Austria, a tax consultant can handle the withholding or income tax will be paid by assessment.

Taxable income

What income will be taxed during short-term assignments?

If the center of vital interest of the assignee is not located in Austria, he/she will be taxed on his/her Austrian-sourced income.

Additional considerations

Are there any additional considerations that should be considered before initiating a short-term assignment in Austria?

Information not available.

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