Tax consultant Austria

Cross-border tax advice
Law firm StB. Markus Geisler, MBA MSc

Your tax consultant Austria with Datev seal of approval

Are you a tax consultant in Germany and have clients who work in Austria? Or your company based in Germany employs staff in Austria?

As experts in cross-border tax advice between Germany and Austria , we help German companies with

  • Development and structuring of digital, automated accounting or payroll accounting in Austria
  • Establishment of permanent establishments in Austria
  • Development of central accounting (franchise, etc.)
  • Use of DATEV software
  • Use of state-of-the-art software & app solutions for bookkeeping and payroll accounting

As a digital law firm with the DATEV seal of approval, we naturally work digitally, paperless and without any loss of time or data.

Take advantage of our comprehensive knowledge of German and Austrian tax law for optimally prepared and prudently implemented activities in the
Austria as a business location

Your Datev tax consultant Austria

Our services

StB. Mag. Markus Geisler, MBA, MSc, einem renommierten Steuerberater aus Österreich.
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Company launch in Austria

Everything that is important for the start-up phase: We provide an overview of the Austrian tax and insurance system and the necessary chamber memberships, assist with the introduction of a digital, automated accounting system, develop benchmarks and network with your German tax consultancy.

Real estate in Austria

Your investment property or real estate is in good hands with us: We plan the necessary measures, take into account the planned type of letting (commercial, tourist or non-commercial) and check the justification of a possible social security obligation

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Franchise systems

Cross-border franchise systems can be set up quickly and easily with us. We support you in setting up an Austrian, digital central accounting system and take care of fee accounting and benchmark evaluations.

Establishment in Austria

As your tax advisor in Austria, we develop the optimal organizational structure, take the appropriate measures to set up the permanent establishment and clarify all income tax and VAT issues.

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Start-ups in Austria

We help all new start-ups with the forward-looking choice of legal form (sole proprietorship, GmbH) and advise on possible subsidies and investment premiums as well as financing and funding agencies. Your Datev tax consultant Austria is there for you!

Double taxation agreement DE - AT

Our expertise is your advantage: We specialize in cross-border issues between Germany and Austria, are familiar with German income tax law and the legal situation and know the ideal allocation of income (managing director remuneration, board remuneration, etc.).

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Wages and salaries in Austria

We are experts in this field: We, the tax consultants Austria, provide you with the necessary overview of the Austrian institutions and supervise the introduction of digital payroll accounting. We know which software solutions and apps will make your everyday life easier, provide the relevant interfaces and clarify all questions relating to compulsory insurance for Austrian employees.

Ultimum - the tax consultants

The certified tax consultants of the Ultimum Group are experts in the automation and digitalization of all tax consulting services. For us, Ultimum means that we try to exploit the highest possible potential in the digital world for our clients. Our tax advice is simply different – uncomplicated!

Tax consultants Austria: Tax advice in the digital era

In today’s complex business world, a trustworthy and competent partner is essential to achieve financial success. At Steuerberater Österreich, we are more than just tax experts – we are your strategic partner for sustainable growth and success.

Our team of experienced tax advisors offers a comprehensive range of services tailored to your specific needs. From tax planning and compliance to accounting, payroll and business consulting, we’re here to support you at every step of your business life.

Tax planning for your success

Our tax planning experts develop customized strategies that are tailored to the specific needs and objectives of your company. We help you to minimize your tax burden by identifying and utilizing the optimal tax benefits and incentives for your company. With our help, you can be sure that you are making the best possible use of your financial resources.

Compliance for your security

Compliance with tax laws is a crucial task for every company. Our compliance experts ensure that your company complies with all relevant tax laws and regulations. We help you to identify and avoid potential tax problems and ensure that you meet your tax obligations.

With Steuerberater Österreich, you can concentrate on your business while we take care of your tax planning and compliance. Contact us today to find out how we can help you maximize your financial success.

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Master the world of tax with our digital tools

In today’s digital era, it is essential to utilize the latest technologies to meet the ever-changing demands of the tax world. At Steuerberater Österreich, we are proud to be at the forefront of this digital revolution. We use a variety of digital tools to provide you with first-class tax advisory services.

Efficiency through digital accounting software

Our advanced accounting software enables us to record and process your financial transactions quickly and accurately. With this technology, we can provide you with accurate and timely financial reports to help you make informed business decisions.

Flexibility through cloud-based solutions

We use cloud-based solutions to give you access to your financial data anytime, anywhere. This flexibility enables us to respond quickly to your requirements and provide you with up-to-date information whenever you need it.

Accuracy through automated tax calculation tools

With our automated tax calculation tools, we can calculate your taxes with maximum accuracy. These tools take into account the latest tax laws and regulations to ensure that you meet your tax obligations and minimize potential financial risks.

Insights through data analysis tools

Our data analysis tools enable us to gain valuable insights from your financial data. We can identify patterns and trends that help us develop effective tax strategies for your business.

At Steuerberater Österreich, we use the latest digital tools to offer you the best possible service. Contact us today to find out how our digital solutions can help you overcome your tax challenges and maximize your financial success.

Tax consultants Austria: Navigate safely through the tax aspects of e-commerce

E-commerce offers companies enormous opportunities, but also brings with it a number of tax challenges. At Steuerberater Österreich, we are experts in the tax aspects of e-commerce and can help you overcome these challenges.

Value added tax in e-commerce

VAT is one of the biggest tax challenges in e-commerce. With our expertise, we can ensure that you calculate and pay the correct amount of VAT, regardless of the countries in which you do business.

Taxes on digital services

Many countries levy taxes on digital services. We can help you take these taxes into account when pricing your products and services and ensure that you comply with all relevant tax laws and regulations.

Avoidance of double taxation

Double taxation is another problem that can arise in e-commerce. With our help, you can make optimum use of the double taxation agreements between the countries in which you operate and avoid double taxation.

At Steuerberater Österreich, we understand the tax challenges of e-commerce. With our expertise and experience, we can help you overcome these challenges and meet your tax obligations. Contact us today to find out how we can help you succeed in e-commerce.

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FAQ - Frequently asked questions

What services does Tax Advisor Austria offer?

A tax advisor in Austria offers a variety of services to help companies and individuals with their tax and financial requirements. Here are some of the main services offered by a tax consultant in Austria:

  1. Tax advice: We the tax consultants Austria offer advice on a wide range of tax issues, including income tax, VAT, corporate tax and more. This can include advice on tax benefits, assistance with tax returns and advice on tax aspects of business transactions.

  2. Accounting: Many accountants offer accounting services, including preparing financial statements, conducting audits and advising on accounting standards and practices.

  3. Payroll: A tax advisor can help companies manage their payroll correctly and efficiently, including calculating wages and salaries, processing social security contributions and complying with labor laws.

  4. Representation before the tax office: A tax advisor can also represent their clients before the tax office, for example during tax audits or when clarifying tax disputes.

  5. Advice on company formations and structures: A tax advisor can also advise on the formation of a company and help to choose the most suitable company structure from a tax perspective.

  6. Digitization and automation of accounting: Some tax advisors, such as Steuerberater Österreich, also offer digitization and automation of accounting services to improve the efficiency and accuracy of financial reporting.

How does tax registration work in Austria?

If you have decided to do business in Austria, the first step will be to find a tax consultant in Austria. You are in the best hands with us: We are your DATEV tax consultants in Austria with extensive experience in cross-border tax consulting. The start of your business activity usually begins with the tax registration questionnaire. We will be happy to draw this up for you and support you with all the necessary preliminary calculations.

After submitting the questionnaire to the tax office, you will receive your tax number and – if necessary – your VAT identification number (UID).

The VAT number is assigned to VAT payers as proof of their entrepreneurial status for the creation of proper invoices. In particular, it is required for deliveries in the internal market and for the provision of other services in other EU countries.

The tax number is your identification number at the tax office and must be stated on all documents that are sent there (e.g. tax returns).

When are you subject to social security contributions in Austria?

As a general rule, you can only be subject to one social security system within the EU and therefore only have to pay contributions to the social security system of one country – this also applies to your employees. Your DATEV Tax Advisor Austria will help you to assess in which country you are subject to social security contributions. We have all the necessary expertise, particularly when it comes to the posting of employees to Austria, the cross-border hiring out of workers or special cases in the construction industry.

Do I have to submit an ongoing VAT return or advance VAT return in Austria?

Entrepreneurs who provide certain deliveries or other services subject to VAT and whose annual turnover exceeds EUR 35,000 are obliged to submit an advance VAT return on a monthly or quarterly basis, depending on the amount of turnover. A VAT return must be submitted once a year.

Small businesses with an annual turnover of less than EUR 35,000 are exempt from paying VAT and therefore from submitting advance VAT returns. In return, however, they are not entitled to deduct input tax. However, small businesses can still treat their sales as subject to VAT by waiving the small business exemption. If this waiver is exercised, small businesses are also entitled to deduct input tax.

As a DATEV tax consultant in Austria, we can help you with the correct VAT assessment and are also happy to take care of the timely VAT processing with all declaration obligations in Austria for you.

I am only active as a landlord in Austria - am I subject to tax?

Yes. Even if you are not resident or ordinarily resident in Austria but earn income from renting out a property in Austria, you are generally liable to pay tax on this rental income in Austria and must submit a tax return.

Take advantage of our expertise in real estate tax law and international tax law and arrange a consultation with your DATEV tax consultant Austria.

What distinguishes Ultimum Steuerberater Österreich from other tax consultants?

Ultimum Steuerberater Österreich is the ideal partner for anyone who wants to optimize their taxes and save time and money in the process. Our team of experienced tax experts offers individual advice and support to help you get the most out of your finances.

What sets us apart from other tax consultants? Our passion for numbers and our commitment to finding the right tax-saving model for every client. Thanks to our wide range of services and our comprehensive expertise, we are able to offer the optimum solution for every challenge.

Put your trust in Ultimum Steuerberater Österreich and let us optimize your taxes together!

What is the difference between a tax consultant and an auditor in Austria?

A tax consultant and an auditor in Austria have both completed extensive training in accounting and taxation, but their roles and responsibilities are different. A tax consultant focuses primarily on tax advice and the preparation of tax returns. An auditor, on the other hand, usually carries out audits of annual financial statements and other financial reports and ensures that they comply with legal requirements and accounting standards. Auditors can also offer consulting services in areas such as risk management, corporate finance and business valuation. It is important to note that both tax advisors and auditors are subject to strict professional and ethical standards and have a duty of confidentiality to their clients.

How can I digitize and automate my accounting?

Digitizing and automating accounting can be a complex process, but with the right support and tools, it can be greatly simplified. Here are the steps you should follow:

  1. Choosing the right software: There are many different accounting programs on the market that offer a variety of functions. It is important to choose software that meets your specific needs. At Steuerberater Österreich, we recommend the use of DATEV software, which has been specially developed for the requirements of companies.

  2. Data migration: The next step is to transfer your existing accounting data to the new system. This can be a complex process, especially if you are switching from a manual system. At Steuerberater Österreich, we make sure that all data is transferred correctly to ensure that your financial reports are accurate.

  3. Automation of processes: As soon as your data is in the new system, you can start automating processes. This can include the automation of invoicing, payments, payroll and more. With the support of Steuerberater Österreich, you can be sure that these processes run efficiently and correctly.

Important terms explained simply.


Depreciation and amortization (AfA)

This refers to the systematic loss in value of fixed assets over a fixed period of time, the useful life. Companies use depreciation to reflect the loss in value of their assets in their accounts and tax returns.

Fixed asset

An economic good that is intended for permanent use or utilization in the company and is not intended for resale. Examples include machinery, office equipment and real estate.

Assessment basis

This is the value that is used as the basis for calculating a tax. In the case of VAT, for example, the assessment basis is usually the net sales price of goods or services.

Permanent establishment principle

A principle according to which company profits are taxed where the permanent establishment (e.g. a branch or office) is located. Important in relation to DTAs and determining where the tax obligation exists.

Income tax

This tax is levied on the income of natural persons. There are different types of income, e.g. income from employment or from capital assets, which are added together and then modified by the progression proviso and various exemptions and lump sums.

Double taxation agreements (DTA)

An intergovernmental treaty to ensure that cross-border income is not taxed in both countries. Germany and Austria have such an agreement, which regulates which country may tax in which cases.


A tax-free amount that is granted for certain types of income and up to which income is not taxed. It is often used to avoid having to pay tax on marginal income and to reduce the administrative burden.

Trade tax

A municipal tax levied on the trading income of companies. It is one of the most important sources of income for cities and municipalities in Germany.

Cross-border commuter regulation

Provisions for employees who live in one country but work in another country and return to their place of residence on a daily or at least weekly basis. There are regulations between Germany and Austria that determine where such cross-border commuters are to be assessed for tax purposes.

Corporate income tax

A tax levied on the income of legal entities such as GmbHs, AGs or cooperatives. In contrast to income tax, which is levied on natural persons, corporation tax taxes the profits of corporations.

Withholding tax

A tax that is withheld directly at the source of income (e.g. interest or dividends). Under the DTA between Germany and Austria, withholding tax can often be reduced or refunded.

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Tax consultant Austria

Law firm StB. Markus Geisler, MBA MSc

Dr.-Walter-Waizer-Straße 1a, 6130 Schwaz

Maria-Theresien-Straße 7, 6020 Innsbruck


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