If you are employed in Austria chances are that you are entitled to a tax refund. What documents do you need for that?
Lohnzettel is the austrian counterpart of your country’s taxable income statement. It is a document that summarises all your sources of income, tax levies and tax advances. You refer to this document when filing your tax return.
The Lohnzettel is issued by the employer after the end of the tax year which is always the end of the calendar year. Even employees from foreign companies that are sent to work in Austria get this document. It is the core for the calculation of your tax liability and for crucial determining for the amount of your tax refund. You can learn these things from the Lohnzettel:
The employer HAS TO issue the form L16 to the following people:
The employer DOESN’T HAVE TO issue the form L16 to the following people:
This confirmation of European Tax Status for the given tax year is issued by the tax office in your country, the place being dependent on your permanent residence. You must request the form E9 with the condition being a filed tax return for the given year.
In this document your country’s tax office will confirm your income in your home country from your tax return. Besides the income the tax base is also included in this form. The austrian income is not included in this form.
Thanks to this confirmation you will have a so called “formal unlimited tax liability” in the entirety of Austria. That means that you will be considered a tax resident in Austria and you will be able to reap the benefits of their tax system. The key benefit is the tax allowance of up to 11 000 €.
Your austrian tax return can be filed electronically but also in paper form. Via this tax return you can apply for the tax allowance minimum of up to 11 000 €. You can also claim tax residency based on which you can claim various tax benefits such as child benefits.
You can fill the online form in a similar way as our czech form:
Is this article related to your situation? We have a convenient app for you to claim your tax refund from Austria. You can find it at Neotax.eu.