Chartered Accountants - Voluntary Suspension of Licence

Costs and fees

There are no fees and charges payable.


Cases of voluntary suspension must be reported to the competent authority without delay.

General information

Persons and firms holding a professional licence are entitled to temporarily withdraw such a licence to exercise their chartered accountancy profession on a self-employed basis. Reporting withdrawal will result in a suspension of their professional licence.

Last update

12 January 2024

Legal basis

Section 85 paragraph 1 of the Wirtschaftstreuhandberufsgesetz (WTBG)


The report may be submitted personally or in writing to the competent authority.

The Austrian Chamber of Tax Advisors and Public Accountants (Kammer der Steurberater und Wirtschaftsprüfer) has to make the voluntary suspension visible in their public list of members.

Required documents

No special documents are required.


Valid professional licence

Responsible for the content

Federal Ministry of Labour and Economy
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