FinanzOnline for Citizens

FinanzOnline provides a one-click link to the Austrian tax administration. Using FinanzOnline, Austrian citizens can, for instance, file their tax return electronically from home 24 hours a day. Processing your employment tax return online saves both time and money. Upon request, assessment notices can be delivered electronically in just a few days.

Of course, security functions and technologies, some of which are our own innovations, guarantee that your data remains secure. 3 million Austrians already process their employment tax returns via FinanzOnline, and 96 % rate the Finance Ministry´s application, which has received multiple international awards, as “very good”.

FinanzOnline offers numerous benefits over paper returns

  • Free of charge
  • No special software needed
  • Protection of your data thanks to modern security functions and technologies
  • Saves times – no travel time or queuing
  • Access 24 hours a day – no restriction to opening hours
  • If you are due a refund, the money will reach your bank account faster
  • Protects the environment as no paper forms are required
  • Relieves the burden on the government budget

FinanzOnline offers the following functions

  • Employment tax return
  • Application for family allowance and payment
  • Access to tax file and account statement
  • Amendment of basic details
  • Refund applications
  • Advance tax calculation (also available without registering)
  • Electronic delivery of assessment notice (via DataBox)
  • Electronic delivery and response in the event of queries from the tax authority concerning your tax return (request for additional information)

Registering for FinanzOnline

Note: Please be aware that FinanzOnline is only available in the German language. Registering for FinanzOnline can be undertaken online from the comfort of your own home:

  • In order to register, all you need is an official identity card or passport.
  • Complete the electronic form and just click to send the data to the tax office.
  • Within a few days, you will receive a registered “RSa” letter which contains your initial PIN and subscriber ID for registering with FinanzOnline.

You can also register for FinanzOnline in writing (using a form) or in person at any tax office.