Payment of social security contributions
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The social security contribution covers the contributions to health insurance, pension insurance and accident insurance, etc. It is generally divided between the employee and the employer. The employee does not have to pay an accident insurance contribution. This is paid by the employer.
Both the employer’s contribution and the employee’s contribution must be transferred to the health insurance provider for all employees.
The health insurance provider collects the contributions and levies for accident insurance, pension insurance and other bodies and forwards these to the relevant body.
The amount of the employee’s and employer’s social security contributions is based on the contribution base (employees’ wage or salary) and the corresponding contribution rate.
Contributions only need to be paid up to the maximum contribution base, which is 5,850 Euro per month in 2023.
The employment of employees
Both the employer’s contribution and the employee’s contribution must be transferred to the health insurance provider collectively for all employees by no later than the 15th of the following month.
The transfer must be made to the relevant health insurance provider(→ Association of Austrian Social Insurance Institutions)German text.
Employers must calculate the social security contribution they must pay (payroll-related levy) themselves. Employers are also obliged to calculate the employee’s social security contribution and deduct it from the wage or salary of the employee. Both the employer’s contribution and the employee’s contribution must be transferred to the health insurance provider for all employees.
No documents are required.
Costs and fees
No fees or charges are payable.
Languages in which the procedure can be carried out
All applications etc. can be submitted in any official language of the Member States.
Responsible for the content: Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection