Bookkeeping professions – Errors and omissions insurance


In general, these rules also apply to entrepreneurs from EU Member States and EU citizens in Austria.

Accountants, bookkeepers and payroll accountants are required to take out errors and omissions insurance with an authorised insurance provider in respect of damages resulting from their activities, and must maintain that insurance for the entire duration of their entitlement to practice that profession.

The minimum insured sum amounts to 72,673 Euro for each individual insured event.

Further information on proof of professional liability insurance for cross-border services can also be found at

Further links

Legal basis

Section 10 of the Bilanzbuchhaltungsgesetz

Translated by the European Commission
Last update: 1 February 2024

Responsible for the content: Federal Ministry of Labour and Economy

Rate this page and help us to improve.