The general government sector in Austria comprises four sub-sectors: federal government, 9 state governments, 2102 local governments and social security institutions (not included in the system of fiscal equalization). According to constitutional law, the federal and the 9 Länder governments are autonomous with respect to administration and legislation.
Budgeting in Austria
This section provides an overview on the budgeting process in Austria following the budget reform.
Reducing Administrative Costs
In 2006 Austria’s Federal Government started an ambitious programme to reduce administrative burdens for businesses in order to improve the business environment and help competitiveness and growth.