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e-Start-up for sole proprietorships

Are you considering starting a sole proprietorship or have you already taken the first steps? Here, on the Business Service Portal, you can start or continue to set up your business with just a few clicks.


  • You need a Handy-Signatur (digital signature) to set up your business online. Follow this link to find out how to obtain your Handy-SiganturGerman text.
  • If the sole proprietorship is to have a company name, an entry in the companies register is required. The corresponding application to the court keeping the companies register cannot be provided as part of the e-Start-up.


These rules apply to all entrepreneurs from EU Member States in Austria.

To start your sole proprietorship you must do the following:

  1. create a start-up accountGerman text;
  2. optional: save your personal data for auto-filling; 
  3. optional: declare new business support
    further information on the NeuFöG (New Business Support Act);
  4. register your business
    further information on registering your businessGerman text;
  5. register for health and social insurance
    further information on insurance for entrepreneurs;
  6. notify the tax office
    further information on notifying the tax office;
  7. complete start-up.


If you are already a sole proprietor or have earned income from self-employment in the past, we may be able to find you in the system. Please use the existing sole proprietorship to access new or additional licences to trade. You can do this under the e-Start-up menu in the service box after registration.

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Last update: 19.06.2020
Approved by: Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs
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