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Old 22nd July 2019, 03:02 AM
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Originally Posted by maxima View Post
Sorry to ask it in Germany forum (there is no forum for Austria).


I am working for UK company remotely. Living in CZ atm. But am looking to move to Vienna.

Would tax authorities classify me as an employee (that what I use in CZ) rather than self-employed?

If I am employee but my company is not Austrian (hence no health/pension in Austria - they pay UK NIC though), then how would I pay my health insurance?

There is a self-insured health insurance category (around 420 EUR). Can I deduct it before income tax (makes big difference for me)?

example (rough numbers). If I pay health first then income tax - I'd pay around 2200 EUR a month, otherwise its 2700.

Any advice?
My first enquiry would be with the Federal Ministry of Finance, as they will know.

They do have a website in English and German: https://www.bmf.gv.at/steuern/arbeit...andsbezug.html

I can't find the above page in English, but you may be able to use a browser such as Chrome to translate it.

The following information may be right or completely wrong - it's my personal guess only!!

It seems to me that you will need to be self-insured for health insurance. I think starting from 2020-2022 the Austrian Government may introduce a small tax deduction for those costs, although that may only be about 350E a year even what it is introduced. So I would guess that there is no deduction right now.

https://news.bloombergtax.com/payrol...-contributions

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