FinanzOnline – Finance Online is the financial administration’s online communication platform. The project was a cooperation of the Ministry of Finance and the BRZ. The Ministry of Finance was responsible for the logistic and organisational management of the project. Austria’s Federal Computing Centre was in charge of the technical implementation and maintenance of the platform including the analysis, programming and system applications.
Finance Online enables its over three million users to file requests and declarations electronically and to access and calculate their estimated tax online. This saves the users a lot of time. In 2010 Finance Online was awarded second place in the ‘German eGovernment competition’ for the category ‘most sustainable e-government project of the decade’. This confirms the Austrian federal government’s pioneering role in e-government.