Finance Minister Magnus Brunner (51) Wants to increase the inflation bonus again – assuming the social partners want so. This means that up to 3,000 euros can be paid tax- and social security-free in the coming year. However, the full amount would have to be part of a collective agreement or similar employment agreement, otherwise the benefits would no longer apply, it said. brunner monday morning In ORF’s Ö1 “Fruhjournal”.
The inflation bonus was introduced in 2022 for calendar years 2022 and 2023. According to the Finance Ministry, this bonus was paid to 12 lakh people in 2022. There are no figures yet for 2023.
In the ongoing wage negotiations, employers are supporting tax and duty free bonuses as part of salary increases. The Union wishes to accept only lump sum payment as additional payment. From the Finance Ministry’s point of view, an inflation bonus without being tied to a collective agreement makes no sense for the coming year as it would also create deleterious effects.