Removal from the companies register
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Sole proprietorships that cease to trade.
In general, these rules also apply to 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 court (→ BMJ)German text of the place where the business has its registered office.
No specific procedure must be observed.
Informal written application with a certified signature, which must state the reason for removal.
Costs and fees
Submission fees: 19 Euro or 38 Euro, if the application is not submitted in the Electronic Legal Transactions (ERV).
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 estate must be presented to the companies register to prove the status of the heirs. If the business is continued by heirs, they must sign the application to the companies register.
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.
Link to form
There is no form available.
- Federal Ministry of Justice
- USP Editorial Staff