Tax Return Information

Tax Return Information

Educational expenses can be tax deductible. Parents and student tax payers should check with their tax advisor if they can claim (part of) the educational expenses on their yearly tax return.

Austrian citizens
Students employed full-time may deduct educational expenses (Weiterbildung/Ausbildung/Umschulung) from their taxes if they can demonstrate that their coursework is necessary for their employment or is part of professional development for a new career. The amount refunded by the tax authorities in Austria depends on the student’s income.

Employers can also obtain tax benefits by sponsoring an employee's studies at Webster (In Austria: Bildungsfreibetrag 4 Abs.4 Z.8 EstG 1988)

Further information on sponsorship and employer reimbursement.