Economic Policy

Summary checklist for business starters

  • Start-up, financing and legal counselling
  • Trade registration with the trade authority (district or municipal authority)
  • Social insurance for trade and industry (registration with the Social Insurance Institution for Trade and Industry – SVA – within the first four weeks)
  • Internal revenue office (notification of the trade activity to the internal revenue office and application for a tax number within the first four weeks)
  • Regional health insurance fund – GKK (registration of employees)
  • Economic Chamber (trade authority notifies Economic Chamber)

If a company is established in the legal form of an OG (general partnership) or a KG (limited partnership), a partnership agreement and an application for entry in the companies register are additionally required (extract from the companies register necessary for trade registration).

If a company is established in the legal form of a Ges.m.b.H. (limited liability company), a shareholder resolution on the appointment of the managing director(s) and the power of representation, as well as a bank confirmation of the deposit of the nominal capital into the company’s account are also required.

In the case of a cooperative being established, the cooperative agreement (articles of association) is adopted at an inaugural meeting and a management board appointed (if necessary, a supervisory board as well). After the company has been legally established, an application for entry in the companies register must be filed (extract from the companies register necessary for trade registration). Details about the start-up steps for cooperatives can also be found at the Austrian Association of Cooperatives (only available in German).

Contact

Abteilung C1/2-Standortpolitik und Binnenmarkt: post.c12@bmdw.gv.at

Last Modified: 12.01.2018 09:45