1.2 million Austrians can soon look forward to the climate bonus of 500 euros announced by the government. Not quite as climate-friendly: Those citizens who have not deposited any account data in FinanzOnline or do not have their own account will receive the vouchers in the form of 50 euros by post (eXXpress reported). The first personally addressed mail pieces with the Sodexo vouchers will arrive from September 7, 2022. These can be redeemed immediately at thousands of partners from all sectors throughout Austria.
“The climate bonus is at the heart of the eco-social tax reform. It ensures that climate-friendly behavior pays off and relieves the burden on the people in our country. We all get a credit with the climate bonus and with the anti-inflation bonus, the relief is now twice as fast as originally planned: It will be paid out to everyone in Austria starting today,” said Climate Minister Leonore Gewessler.
In order to receive the climate bonus as a Sodexo voucher, no prior registration is required. The delivery takes place automatically to all people without their own account or without account data stored in FinanzOnline. This can be received personally or by proxy from a trusted person. All redemption points can be found at https://www.klimabonus.gv.at/#gutschein.