Austrian Scientists & Scholars
in North America

Re*Connecting to Austria: Taxes, Pensions and more

A virtual talk on taxes, pensions, and more to help you reconnect with Austria.

Katja Otter, Key Account Expats at Austrian Business Agency supports Austrians living abroad during their repatriation process. Moving back from the US can be a complex task and many questions rise up related to tax, health insurance, pension, remote work options, etc. Together with two tax experts, Mr. Binder and Mrs. Burgstaller-Donner from Deloitte Austria, she presented important information on the following main topics:

  • Overview on relief of double taxation USA-AT
  • Allocation of taxation rights based on the US-Austrian tax treaty considering different income sources: Capital gain, rental income, 401-K Pension Funds
  • Pension insurance/period recognition in Austria
  • Remote Work
  • Research tax credits for scientist
  • Science project funding options in Austria

The presentation was followed by a Q&A session.


A recording has been published on the ASciNA YouTube channel

The following resources are available for download:
  1. Presentation Slides (PDF, 2 MB)
  2. “Leitfaden für Auslandsösterreicher:innen”, a 25-page guide (Willkommen Daheim website)
  3. “Pensionsanspruch” (Willkommen Daheim website)

This webinar was held on Monday, March 18, 2024 and hosted by ASciNA in cooperation with ABA.


  • Mag. Arnold Binder, Partner Steuerberatung, Deloitte Österreich
  • Mag. Michaela Burgstaller-Donner, Global Employer Services, Senior Manager Steuerberatung, Deloitte Österreich
  • Mag. Katja Otter, Key Account Expats, Austrian Business Agency

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