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Intergovernmental fiscal relations

Income resulting from IFRA - Federal government
66.7 bn euro
Gone up +11 % vs. prior year
Income resulting from IFRA - State governments
42.9 bn euro
Gone up +13 % vs. prior year
Income resulting from IFRA - Local governments
14.3 bn euro
Gone up +6 % vs. prior year

Financial equalisation comprises cost- bearing rules, distribution of taxing powers, tax sharing and transfers between the federal government, state governments and local governments. The main provisions for this are regulated in the Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations Act (IFRA), currently IFRA 2017 for the period 2017 to 2023.

For taxation powers, a distinction is made between exclusive taxes and shared taxes. Before the shared federal taxes are allocated, specific amounts that are stipulated by law are deducted first. The allocation to the individual authorities depends on formulas laid down in the IFRA. For almost all taxes the same standard formula is used. A further 12.8 % of the local governments’ shares is deducted and transferred to the state governments in order to grant payments for special requirements to local governments and associations of local authorities.

S: STATISTICS AUSTRIA, Ministry of Finance. Created on 16 February 2024.

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Last updated on 2024-02-19.
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