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Tax law firm

Compliance with the ever-stricter tax regulations in Austria and abroad is becoming more challenging, especially in a cross-border field of activity. 
Our approximately 350 lawyers also include experienced tax experts who keep themselves abreast of all the developments in tax law and tax policy that might affect your business. 
Our multidisciplinary approach helps you build strong structures that align with your business strategy in order to maximize your tax efficiency. 

Legal & Tax from one source - Always one step ahead

We offer you legal and tax advice from a single source so that you can significantly reduce your consultancy costs. We support you in transactions, criminal financial proceedings, tax audits, dealing with the tax authorities and tax proceedings.
The automatic exchange of information between tax authorities and new reporting obligations (DAC 6 Directive, Commercial Owners Register) are current challenges – we provide comprehensive advice and support you in adapting your internal processes to the new reporting obligations.

Tax law: Our main focus

Whether you are a financial institution, multinational corporation, investment fund, investor or high net worth individual, we understand your tax concerns and priorities. Our teams work together inside and outside Europe – in all areas that are essential for your company:

•    M&A: Tax-efficient acquisition structures 
•    M&A: Tax due diligence / Financial due diligence
•    Investment funds 
•    Financial criminal proceedings
•    Value added tax
•    Income tax
•    International tax law (avoidance of double taxation) 
•    Transfer prices
•    E-commerce
•    Tax planning and tax optimization
•    Financing operations
•    Tax optimization for real estate investments
•    Financial criminal law

Austrian and international tax law

Our lawyers offer expert and comprehensive advice on tax law both nationally and internationally. 

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30 December 2020
Stock sav­ings plan and Brexit: Brit­ish stock and some oth­er fin­an­cial in­stru­ments...
As a res­ult of Brexit, both stock or UCITS by a Brit­ish is­suer are dis­qual­i­fied and some EU-based UCITS funds’ un­der­ly­ing Brit­ish fin­an­cial in­stru­ments may also be so. Such a dis­qual­i­fic­a­tion may lead...
CMS ad­vises Plastic Om­ni­um on es­tab­lish­ment of joint ven­ture with El­ringK­linger
Dus­sel­dorf/Vi­enna -  In or­der to drive for­ward the de­vel­op­ment of hy­dro­gen mo­bil­ity, the two auto­mot­ive sup­pli­ers El­ringK­linger and Plastic Om­ni­um will cre­ate a joint ven­ture for the de­vel­op­ment...
In­crease In Crim­in­al Fin­an­cial Pro­ceed­ings!
Man­aging dir­ect­ors and board mem­bers are in­creas­ingly be­ing pro­sec­uted in fin­an­cial crim­in­al pro­ceed­ings fol­low­ing tax audits. CMS Vi­enna has a strong tax law team. Part­ner Sibylle Novak and at­tor­ney-at-law...
Re­cently Pub­lished And Con­stantly Up­dated: The CMS Ex­pert Guide To Cli­mate...
We are proud to present our in­ter­na­tion­al CMS Ex­pert Guide To Cli­mate Change Tax Re­forms and In­cent­ives. It cov­ers a total of 18 jur­is­dic­tions from all over the world – from Lat­in Amer­ica to the UAE...
08 July 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to cli­mate change tax re­forms and in­cent­ives
There is strong evid­ence that the cli­mate is warm­ing.  The Par­is Agree­ments on Cli­mate Change puts the re­spons­ib­il­ity on gov­ern­ments to lim­it glob­al warm­ing and they are ex­pec­ted to un­der­take sig­ni­fic­ant...
24 June 2020
Ukraine and Aus­tria sign pro­tocol modi­fy­ing their double tax treaty
On 15 June 2020, Ukraine's Min­is­ter of Fin­ance Ser­hiy Marchen­ko signed a pro­tocol modi­fy­ing the Treaty between the Gov­ern­ment of Ukraine and the Gov­ern­ment of the Re­pub­lic of Aus­tria for the Avoid­ance...
Get fin­an­cial sup­port from the state
Loss in in­come un­der the Aus­tri­an Epi­dem­ics Act Many com­pan­ies com­plain that the emer­gency aid from hard­ship funds, short-time work and bridging loans is too low, comes too late and is as­so­ci­ated with...
Hard­ship funds: Ques­tions & An­swers
What is the Hard­ship Fund? The hard­ship fund is a meas­ure of the Aus­tri­an Fed­er­al Gov­ern­ment for en­tre­pren­eurs who are cur­rently in fin­an­cial dis­tress due to the Corona crisis. It is a one-off sub­sidy...
Avoid­ing tax traps dur­ing the crisis
Tax traps for ex­pat­ri­ates If an ex­pat­ri­ate re­turns to their home coun­try and works from home there, their home coun­try might gain the right to tax their salary!What is im­port­ant is where the centre of...
Se­cur­ing your com­pany's li­quid­ity
The COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic is lead­ing to drastic leg­al and eco­nom­ic re­stric­tions world­wide. In Aus­tria too, com­pan­ies are con­fron­ted with forced plant clos­ures and delays (up to al­most com­plete stand­still)...
25 March 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to the law and reg­u­la­tion of Cov­id-19 tax re­lief
In or­der to help busi­nesses deal with some of the eco­nom­ic con­sequences of the Cov­id-19 out­break, gov­ern­ments have taken eco­nom­ic and fisc­al meas­ures to help com­pan­ies man­age their cash flow. And for...
Leg­al & Tax Check in the coronavir­us crisis
The cur­rent situ­ation is tre­mend­ously chal­len­ging for com­pan­ies. Li­quid­ity short­falls and sales slumps af­fect al­most every­body. Ad­vice is now par­tic­u­larly valu­able when it is provided quickly and ef­fi­ciently...