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Understand the payroll requirements of Austria

Increasingly, UK based payroll teams are expected to manage payroll production for other countries, often outsourcing to local experts, but the employer remains ultimately liable for any compliance issues.

The UK team may be required to provide a sign-off to the outsourced provider. Do you know what you are signing off or how to check the basic features of a payroll service in a country where you are not familiar with the rules?

Our course provides you with a comprehensive overview of Ausria's rules to enable you to compliantly manage your approach, the following is addressed on this course:

    • Tax Authority details
    • Income tax withholding obligations and rates
    • Basic tax calculation
    • Tax free items
    • Treatment of Benefits In Kind
    • Social Insurance calculation
    • Monthly and annual reporting requirements
    • Payroll relevant employment law covering working time, annual leave, sickness and parental leave
    • A look at relevant local websites

We provide a course manual as well as comprehensive local documentation, in English where available.


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Who will it benefit?

This course equips you with essential management knowledge to take a decision as to whether or not to outsource or have a local team running payroll in-house in Austria.

What you'll achieve?

Delegates will gain an understanding of local payroll legislation and how to compliantly manage an in-house or outsourced payroll provider in Austria.

Course Content

This course can be run in house making it suitable for attendance from an entire management team as well as payroll professionals - HR and Finance/Tax managers, giving all senior stakeholders an excellent grounding in what’s in store for the company with employees in Austria or looking to expand their operations into Austria.

Austrian payroll and tax regulations

  • Business registration
  • Wirtschaftskammer (WKO) registration
  • Other registrations (GKK, ASVG)
  • Tax Authority
  • PAYE
  • Payroll Account – structure
  • Tax reduction for sole earner/lone parent
  • Tax relief for commuter costs
  • Commuter euro
  • Austrian tax rates
  • Special payments and alternative taxation arrangements
  • BIK
  • Tax free expenses
  • Tax free benefits
  • Job Ticket
  • Payroll calculator
  • Payment deadlines
  • Year end processes
  • Form L16
  • Social Security institutions and registration
  • Rates of social insurance
  • Low income earners
  • Variations to standard rate of contributions
  • Registration for new hires
  • VSNR number
  • Reporting changes to contract to social insurance administration
  • De-registering leavers
  • Other employer charges (FLAG)
  • Municipal tax
  • Occupational Pensions
  • ELDA reporting system
  • Inspection and audit
  • Expats in Austria – tax and social insurance
  • Expat tax concessions
  • Employment law basics
  • Dienstzettel statements
  • Workers Vs Employees
  • Working time
  • Overtime
  • Hiring older workers
  • Support for disabled workers
  • Works Councils
  • Annual leave
  • Public Holidays
  • Sick leave
  • Maternity leave
  • Other family leaves
  • Collective Bargaining Agreements
  • Overview of the retail CBA

"I have used The Learn Centre on a number of occasions and have found it provides a great platform to gain the knowledge required to carry out my job. I started off with the Payroll Technician course and this in-depth learning gave me a great foundation of payroll knowledge to build upon and give me the confidence to progress up the career ladder, well worth it and would certainly recommend, no matter what level you are at there will be a course/qualification that can help you."

Ayman Zagloul
HR Analyst at Queen's University Belfast

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