Dissolution of a business

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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. The closure of a branch office differs from the closure of a business.

Reasons for closing a business:

  • The death of the entrepreneur
  • The dissolution of a company
  • Financial difficulties
  • Other (personal) reasons

Depending on the type of company and the business activity, there is a lot to do:


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 professional body.

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

Translated by the European Commission
Last update: 11 July 2023

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