The total response burden for 2019 was
Development of response burden in the years
The number of transactions, primarily relevant for the response burden, increased continuously over the years despite the fact that reporting thresholds were raised a couple of times. In the year 2005 a considerable jump in the number of transactions could be observed due to the enlargement of the EU by ten new member states in May 2004. In 2007 a further jump of the number of transactions was caused by the accession of Romania and Bulgaria as well as by strong economic growth.
Usage of reporting devices
100 percent of all transactions in 2019 were reported electronically - particularly by using the software IDEP which was developed for a couple of member states by a private enterprise. Small and medium enterprises, for which IDEP is not useful are offered to use a web-application developed by Statistics Austria. This web-application becomes more and more popular as the completion time needed per transaction is much lower than that using IDEP or paper. In 2019 already 17.8 per cent of all respondents reported their data by the web-application.
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