Notifying the Social Insurance Institution for the Self-Employed

General Information

In principle, the business authority informs the Social Insurance Institution for the Self-Employed of the return of the license to trade.

The compulsory (→ oesterreich.gv.at)German text health, pension and accident insurance ends on the last day of the calendar month in which the licence to trade is cancelled.

Enterprises Affected

Sole proprietorships that cease to trade.

Caution

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

Requirements

This is conditional on ceasing to trade.

Deadlines

The Social Insurance Institution for the Self-Employed must be notified of all changes that lead to the termination of the compulsory insurance within one month.

Competent authority

Social Insurance Institution for the Self-Employed (→ SVS) German text

Procedure

No specific procedure must be observed.

Required documents

Notification of the return of the licence to trade

In urgent cases, where official notification needs to be done immediately, the agreement of the return of the licence to trade can also be sent to the Social Insurance Institution for the Self-Employed by email or post.

Costs and fees

No fees or charges are payable.

Further information

Caution

The insured party must always notify the Social Insurance Institution for Trade and Commerce of all important changes, events and facts to protect themselves from the consequences of failing to do so. A breach of the notification obligation may lead to a demand for the return of payments wrongly made.

Further links

Social Insurance Institution for the Self-Employed (→ SVS)German text

Legal bases

sections 4, 7, 18 paragraph 1 and 2 of the Gewerbliches Sozialversicherungsgesetz (GSVG)

Expert Information

No expert information is available.

Link to form

There is no form available.

Authentication and signature

Not applicable

Means of redress or appeal

Not applicable

Assistance and problem-solving services

There are no assistance or problem-solving services.

Further service points
Social security ombudsman SVS (→ SVS)German text

Translated by the European Commission
Last update: 9 February 2021

Responsible for the content: Association of Austrian Social Insurance Institutions

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