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Throughout the work in Austria the employer is obligated to issue the employee with a L16 form, called the Lohnzettel. What is it for and what does it contain?
The Lohnzettel is the Austrian equivalent of the Czech certificate of taxable income from dependent activities. It is a document used to fill in the tax return. It contains the amount of income, contributions and tax deposits for the previous tax period.
Apart from the employee's personal data (name, birth number and address) the form consists of three parts:
Lohnzettel forms the basis for calculating the tax liability and for determining the amount of the Austrian tax refund.
The general part contains:
The tax part contains:
If you are working or worked in Austria and are filing a tax return you may also have to attach some additional documents. One of them is the form L1i – Erklärung zur ArbeitnehmerInnenveranlagung.
The social part contains:
Lohnzettel will be issued by your employer electronically after the end of the tax year, but no later than the end of February of the following year. You are entitled to the document even if the employment relationship lasted less than 1 year.
If the form is lost, you can ask your employer to provide you with a copy of the document.
Your employer is obliged to report your income to the. They must do so within the deadline:
The employer is obliged to issue Lohnzettel during the year if the employment relationship was terminated before the end of the calendar year. In that case, the form must be issued within one month of the termination of the employment contract. The only exception is termination of employment for health reasons.