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Congress Funding

Information on subsidies in Tirol

Subsidies in Tirol

In Tirol, the City of Innsbruck and Innsbruck Tourist Board, the City of Kufstein and Convention Bureau Kufstein provide funding for national and international congress organizers, travel agencies and PCOs. Funding is provided for the planning and implementation of congresses and conferences.

You will find detailed information on the appropriate procedures for grant applications on the following pages:

Our other partner regions are also on hand to provide individual support for you. The tourist boards at Innsbruck Tourismus, Kufsteinerland, Kitzbühel, Erste Ferienregion in Zillertal, Hall-Wattens Region, Olympiaregion Seefeld, as well as St. Anton am Arlberg are happy to answer any queries you may have.

In the event of any other questions, feedback or concerns, you are more than welcome to contact us directly.

VAT situation in Austria

  • 20% VAT: all other taxable goods and services
  • 13% VAT: domestic flights; entrance to sporting events; admissions to cultural events and amusement parks; hotel accommodation; firewood; some agricultural supplies; wine production; cut flowers and plants for decorative use
  • 10% VAT: foodstuffs; water supplies; pharmaceutical products; domestic transport (excluding flights); international and intra-community road and rail transport; newspapers and books; restaurants (ex all beverages);
  • 0% VAT: Intra-community and international transport (excluding road and rail)

As a general rule, the company which provides the goods or services must invoice VAT. This does not apply to cross-border supplies of goods and services if the recipient is a company abroad. This is where the so-called “general clause“ comes into force, according to which a service provided to a business based abroad (B2B) is considered to have been performed at the place from which the beneficiary operates (place-of-supply principle).

In this case, Austrian VAT law is not applicable, therefore Austrian VAT is not charged. Reverse charging (transfer of tax liability) then applies according to which the obligation to pay VAT is passed on to the foreign business. The supplying business will simply issue an invoice for the net amount to the customer (no VAT being invoiced). The invoice must state the VAT numbers of the supplier and the recipient (if EU) as well as a note that the amount is not taxable in Austria owing to the system of reverse charging being applied.

All information is supplied without guarantee.

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