The Ministry of Finance (German: Bundesministerium für Finanzen) is the government ministry of Austria responsible for the collection of taxes and customs as well as the administration of fiscal and economic policy. It oversees the Revenue Service, the Revenue Service for Large Businesses, the Financial Police, and various other agencies.
The Federal Ministry develops, promotes and supports state-of-the-art e-Government, so that all citizens and companies have easy, safe and fast administrative solutions at their disposal.
The Federal Ministry is responsible for the digitalisation topic, including the implementation of activities related to initiative Digital Austria, Digital Strategy for Austria, Digital Action Plan for Austria, Strategy of the Austrian Federal Government for Artificial Intelligence “AIM AT 2030”.
The support of the economy with best practices in connection with the digital transformation, the creation of digitalisation-friendly legal framework conditions and the provision of corresponding financial support offers are prerequisites for establishing Austria as an attractive and digital future business location.
Focus of digitalisation in Austria:
- Supporting the economy with digital services (e.g. electronic establishment of a sole proprietorship);
- Creating a digitalisation-friendly environment to promote digital innovation;
- Expansion of digital services for citizens (for example via oesterreich.gv.at);
- Coordinating the digitalisation activities of the entire federal government by a task force for digitalisation.
The Federal Ministry of Finance is the Austrian National Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition coordinator jointly by the Federal Ministry of Labour and Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research, the coalition aims at addressing important fields of action for digital qualification to increase the digital resilience of society, companies and public administration.