The Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance just recently announced the extension of the fixed cost subsidy, ie funding guidelines for phase II of the fixed cost subsidy were now published. Compared to phase I of the fixed cost subsidy phase II provides for several beneficial changes with regards to the fixed costs subsidy. Since the now published funding guidelines for phase II have not been approved by the European Commission yet, the Commission’s approval has still to be awaited, although from a current standpoint no further major changes should be expected. Therefore, we would like to outline the most important topics within the funding guidelines for phase II of the fixed cost subsidy.
Based on the Investment Premium Law the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs just recently published the funding guidelines for the COVID-19 investment premium, companies were already awaiting. In addition, the Austrian Wirtschaftsservice (“aws”) that will be in charge of administrating the investment premium also published FAQs to the funding guideline. The investment premium shall stimulate investment/CAPEX activities of companies despite the COVID-19 situation, putting a specific focus on ecologization, digitalization and healthcare/life-science. We briefly summarized the essential points and criteria of the funding guidelines of this significant funding scheme for companies investing in CAPEX. Continue reading COVID-19 Investment premium: Funding Guidelines published recently