State secretary denies interfering over Baumgartner taxes


The extreme sportsman Felix Baumgartner stated that the Ministry of Finance spared him additional taxation by political intervention. The former Financial Secretary Reinhold Lopatka (ÖVP) denies these claims. It was known that Baumgartner moved to Switzerland due to tax reasons. Mr Baumgartner told the newspaper “Kronen Zeitung” that the Ministry of Finance denied his tax-saving […]

Police find 54,000 cigarettes in fake customs officer’s car

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Austrian police have discovered more than 50,000 cigarettes in a fake Ukrainian custom officer’s car.Officials in the province of Carinthia said today (Mon) officers stopped the car registered in Slovakia during a random traffic check on Friday. They decided to take a closer look after the man claimed he was working for the Ukrainian customs […]