Chartered accountants – Voluntary suspension of licence

General information

Persons and firms holding a professional licence are entitled to temporarily withdraw such a licence to exercise their chartered accountancy profession on a self-employed basis. Reporting withdrawal will result in a suspension of their professional licence.


Valid professional licence


Cases of voluntary suspension must be reported to the competent authority without delay.

Competent authority

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


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

Please note

The Austrian Chamber of Tax Advisors and Public Accountants (Kammer der Steurberater und Wirtschaftsprüfer) has to make the voluntary suspension visible in their public list of members.

Required documents

No special documents are required.

Costs and fees

There are no fees and charges payable.

Legal bases

Section 85 paragraph 1 of the Wirtschaftstreuhandberufsgesetz (WTBG)

Last update: 12 January 2024

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