Removal from the companies register
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Sole proprietorships that cease to trade.
These rules apply to all entrepreneurs from EU Member States in Austria.
Ceasing to trade.
Changes to the information registered in the companies register must be reported immediately.
The competent regional courtGerman text of the place where the business has its registered office.
- in Vienna: the Commercial Court of ViennaGerman text
- in Graz: the Regional Civil Court GrazGerman text
No specific procedure must be observed.
Informal written application with a certified signature, which must state the reason for removal.
Submission fees: 18 Euro or 36 Euro, if the application is not submitted in the Electronic Legal Transactions (ERV)German text.
The cost of certifying the signature must be added to this.
If an entrepreneur dies, the heirs can continue the business. A valid legal decision on the transfer of title to the estateGerman text must be presented to the companies registerGerman text to prove the status of the heirs. If the business is continued by heirs, they must sign the application to the companies registerGerman text.
Under the Firmenbuchgesetz, fines of up to 3,600 Euro are imposed on those who fail to comply with the reporting obligations.Failure to obey the court order within two months of the date on which the decision to impose the fine takes legal effect will result in a further fine of 3,600 Euro.
No expert information is available.
There is no form available.
- USP Editorial Staff
- Federal Ministry of Justice