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Payroll Management and Wage Tax

The legal requirements for payroll and personnel accounting are steadily increasing. When it comes to payroll accounting, comprehensive and constantly updated expertise is of particular importance.

Likewise, employee satisfaction when it comes to the sensitive topic of remuneration is an important success factor of transfers, secondments and other short-term foreign assignments, such as foreign business travel. This includes correct compliance with collective agreements, social insurance, employment and tax regulations.

We support

  • Employers
  • Billing service providers


in all areas before, during and after payroll accounting to ensure compliance to domestic and foreign income tax and social insurance legislation.

Working with WTS Austria guarantees the correct handling of your payroll accounting. We advise our clients on all wage tax issues that arise in their companies. We are also experts on the specifics arising from the cross-border postings of employees and we provide competent support with employment law and social security issues.

We can of course also manage the entire payroll accounting for our clients.

Employers must retain wage tax on each salary payment and pay it to the financial administration on behalf of the employee. This not only applies to cash wages that are paid out through the payroll, but also to other non-monetary benefits and gifts.

At WTS Austria, we are there to help our clients should serious mistakes and accounting discrepancies arise. According to the circumstances, we assist with disclosures and notifications regarding not or not properly implemented wage tax deduction and assist in, before and after a payroll tax audit.

To be best prepared for an external wage tax audit, we help our clients before the audit takes place with active consultation and by reviewing the existing tax processes. During the audit, we help by identifying facts and answering the auditor's questions.

We do of course also accompany our clients for the final meeting with the financial administration. After the audit, we advise on implementing measures to avoid repeat findings.

Wage payments are usually subject to social insurance contributions. However, wage tax regulations increasingly differ from the regulations of social insurance law. As a result, the tasks of human resources departments - and especially payroll accounting - are becoming increasingly complex.

At WTS Austria we advise on questions regarding social insurance and assist with procedures to establish status, with questions regarding contribution obligations, with analysing the findings from external wage tax audits, and provide support during audits by social insurance institutions (GPLA process - joint audit of wage-dependent taxes), including any possible proceedings. As a perennial in social security law, we provide tips and advice for the proper and administrative conformity of shareholder directors.

Main Contact
Mag. Kerstin Weber
Managing Director
Certified Tax Consultant
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Mag. Matthias Kladensky
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