Chartered Accountants – Appointment of Natural Persons

General Information

Natural persons who want to exercise a chartered accountancy profession (tax consultant, statutory auditor) on a self-employed basis must file a request for public appointment.

Public appointment must be refused if any of the requirements for appointment is not satisfied.

The competent authority will issue a written decision revoking authorisation if the party concerned no longer meets the requirements for public appointment.

Requirements

For being publicly appointed, the natural persons must meet the following requirements:

  • Full legal capacity
  • Special trustworthiness
  • Well-ordered finances
  • A pecuniary damage liability insurance (not necessary if the natural person declares that she/he is going to do her/his job only in a dependent employment)
  • Existing office address (not necessary if she/he is going to do her/his job only in a dependent employment)
  • A successfully passed professional examination for the accountancy profession in question

Public appointment must be refused if any of the requirements for appointment as defined in section 8 of the Wirtschaftstreuhandberufsgesetz (WTBG) is not satisfied.

Public appointment will be revoked if the party concerned no longer meets any of the general requirements for public appointment or failed to request approval under section 82 paragraph 4 of the Wirtschaftstreuhandberufsgesetz (WTBG).

Deadlines

No special deadlines need to be observed.

Competent authority

Austrian Chamber of Tax Advisors and Public Accountants (→ KSW)German text 

Procedure

The request may be submitted personally or in writing to the competent authority.

Public appointment is revoked by written official decision.

Required documents

  • Documentary proof of identity
  • Certificates or supporting documents concerning satisfaction of requirements

Costs and fees

  • Request
    • EUR 47.30 federal fee
    • attachment: EUR 3.90 per sheet
  • Document
    • EUR 285.90 federal fee (depending on authorisation)

Please note

Fees become due once the procedure is settled. For this purpose a payment form will be mailed to the party concerned.

Legal bases

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Last update: 18 January 2021

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