Post-Brexit: Social security implications for cross-border employee assignments after the end of the transition period and recommended actions for employers

Situation to date The United Kingdom left the European Union on 31 January 2020. A Withdrawal Agreement was agreed between the UK and the EU, which entered into force on 1 February 2020, and established the terms of the UK’s orderly departure from the EU. The Withdrawal Agreement provides for a transition period, during which the EU […]

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COVID-19: Austria-Germany consultation agreement on cross-border working of 15 April 2020

On 16 April 2020, the Austrian Ministry of Finance (BMF) published a consultation agreement concluded between Austria and Germany (Decree of 15 April 2020, 2020-0.239.636, BMF-AV Nr. 55/2020). The goal of the agreement is to limit the individual impacts during the COVID-19 restrictions as far as possible for all employees who work cross-border between Austria […]

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COVID-19: Tax and social security consequences for expats

For individuals involved in cross-border activities – whether business travel, short-term or long-term assignments, or regular activities in multiple states – it is necessary to check whether the social security or tax situation will change if a greater proportion of activities are carried out from a home office.   Social security For cross-border working, the […]

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New wage tax obligation in 2020 for employers without a PE for wage tax purposes in Austria

From 01.01.2020, employers of individuals subject to unlimited taxation in Austria will be required to withhold Austrian wage tax. This change in the law results from the Austrian Tax Amendment Act 2020, which was published in the Federal Law Gazette on 22 October 2019. Previously, the obligation to withhold Austrian income tax via wage tax […]

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