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How about tax system / filling tax in Linz?

Tax forms can be collected online or from bmf office. The recommended way is Online tax filing, the link is below

https://finanzonline.bmf.gv.at/fon/

The necessary steps are as follows:

  • Contact bmf office with documents (meldzettel and residence permit) to get the online account.
  • Set the password. and account log in. you can file tax for 5 yrs. retrospectively.
  • Please refer the attached the document (how to declare tax for expats) for possible exemptions
  • Please note, once you have filed tax, you can always use see info. from last filing. 

Tips:

Since 2016, there are no tax break for buying and renovating the house.

In 2018, under E30 provision – additional tax benefit for the kids was introduced. E30 form is provided by the employer, in most of the cases.

Tax consultant is common practice. Fees: apporx. 200 per year. Tax consultant fees are reimbursed.

Useful links

https://www.pwc.at/de/publikationen/steuern-und-recht/tax-information-austria-2019-englisch.pdf