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 commercial register provides information on removals and the withdrawal from a limited liability company (GmbH).

Statutory health (→ oesterreich.gv.at)German text , pension and accident insurance end on the last day of the calendar month in which

  • all trade licences have been returned to the Trade Licensing Authority,
  • an application has been made to remove the company relationship (OG– general partnership, KG– limited partnership) or the managing director (GmbH) from the commercial register,
  • a director has withdrawn as a shareholder of a limited liability company.

Enterprises Affected

Companies that are closing.

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

Required documents

Notification of the return of the licence to trade

An agreement on the departure of a partner (OG, KG) or managing director or the withdrawal of a shareholder (GmbH).

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 (→ SVS) by email or post.

Costs and fees

There are no fees and charges payable.

Further information

Caution

The insured party must always notify the Social Insurance Institution for the Self-Employed 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

No form is 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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