Dissolution of a business

Up-to-date information about dissolution, commercial procedures, closing other business premises, etc.

Information for newcomers

There are official procedures for the closure of a business. The reason for closing the business determines which procedures should be followed and by whom.

Reasons for closing a business:

  • the death of the entrepreneur;
  • the dissolution of a company;
  • financial difficulties; and
  • other (personal) reasons.

Please note

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


It is always advisable to seek the assistance of a notary or lawyer when closing a company.

Information about self-employed activitiesGerman text can be found on the website of the relevant chamber or the relevant professional body.

Further links

Translated by the European Commission
Last update: 13 April 2023

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