The Business Service Portal
The Business Service Portal (USP) provides all the relevant information of public administration for businesses via a "One-Stop-Web" portal
Whether it's "A“ as in "Anmeldung von Mitarbeiterinnen bzw. Mitarbeitern” (registering employees) or "U“ as in "Unternehmensgründung” (starting a business), the Business Service Portal (www.usp.gv.at) provides all the relevant information of public administration for businesses via a One-Stop-Web portal . Since May 2012, the most important eGovernment applications of the federal government (e.g. FinanzOnline, the services of the social insurance, data processing register, e-invoicing to the federal government, etc.) can also be reached by registered businesses after just one identification step at the USP-portal.
The information at the Business Service Portal is thematically structured according to business episodes and is kept up-to-date by the federal ministries themselves. Currently, there are approximately 3.000 articles on diverse company-relevant topics at the USP:
- For anyone who needs to secure a visa for a business partner from another country would find the necessary information in the "Außenwirtschaft" (Foreign trade) section.
- For those with questions about municipal taxes, such as on the tax assessment base or on calculating taxes, or for those who want to find out about available grants will find the answers in the "Finanzen" (Finances) section.
- Young entrepreneurs who want to know which insurance policies are necessary or what needs to be done for an environmental impact as-sessment will find this information on the Business Service Portal.
- Topics that are of interest to both employees and employers are found under the “Mitarbeiter/innen” (Employees) menu item. This section contains information, such as how to register employees for social insurance and information on continuing education and training.
The transaction section at the USP currently offers access to the most important eGovernment applications of the federal government for companies (services of the social insurances, etc.) and is being continually extended. For businesses, a one-stop access to all eGovernment applications means not only less administration effort with handling access data and passwords but particularly a – highly secure – user administration for the eGovernment applications of the public administration.