With its state-of-the-art e-government projects the Federal Ministry of Finance is the driving force of the administrative reform. Interministerial IT solutions facilitate and accelerate processes and gain synergies for the reduction of administrative costs. Direct electronic processing, maximum security and the protection of personal data are key elements of the projects. The ministry also offers IT solutions for smartphones and tablets. Thus, the Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance belongs to the most modern administration units in the European Union.
Automatic Family Allowances without Application
ALF is a no-stop-shop solution for parents with which family allowances for new-born children are paid out automatically. Filling in forms or a visiting the tax office is no longer necessary. This is relevant for about 80,000 families a year. The application has already received several international awards.
Electronic Excise Tax Registration
The Electronic Excise Tax Registration allows the electronic submission of tax returns and the necessary transfer of data for the payment of alcohol tax, beer tax, mineral oil tax, tobacco tax and intermediate goods tax, as well as the submission of rebate applications. The customs offices save costs as well as time and additional evaluation options are possible.
E-RECHNUNG.GV.AT– e-invoice submission to the Austrian Public Sector
E-RECHNUNG.GV.AT is a data transfer method for the submission of structured electronic invoices (e-invoices) to the Austrian Public Sector.
Electronic Customs (e-zoll)
As a result of e-customs, the customs clearance of goods and cargo in Austria has been placed on a new, modern footing. Applicants can now process all customs formalities without even leaving their desk.
Union Customs Code (UCC)
The Union Customs Code (UCC) is part of the modernization of customs and serves as the new framework regulation on the rules and procedures for customs throughout the EU. Its substantive provisions entered into force on 1 May 2016. All required changes have to be realized until the end of December 2020. In this context, Austria has to implement 17 different projects.
Financial Police online
The Financial Police is an efficient professional anti-fraud unit in the Austrian Ministry of Finance that performs controls and investigations in all sectors. All control data are stored in an online database and forwarded to applicable anti-fraud partners.
Electronic Personnel Management
The Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance is taking a modern, electronic approach to personnel management. Overall, the Federal Ministry of Finance is serving almost 400 federal agencies, with an approximate total of 20,000 end users.
The IT section of the Federal Ministry of Finance is responsible for the federal government’s entire payment transactions and in this role provides support to the entirety of the Austrian federal administrative authorities. This guarantees a maximum level of security and efficiency. Approximately 30 million transactions are executed every year, most of them by electronic means.
Excise Movement Control System (EMCS)
The Excise Movement Control System (EMCS) is an IT system for monitoring the movement of excisable goods within the EU. Goods subject to excise duty are alcohol, tobacco products and energy products, such as mineral oils.