Business Re-Registration in Austria: A Complete Guide

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What is it?

Business re-registration in Austria refers to the process of changing the legal form of your operation when your business situation changes, such as transforming from a self-employed freelancer to a larger registered company.

Who needs it?

Individuals initially registered as freelancers who are looking to scale or change their business operations in Austria may require this service.


  1. Perform a comprehensive review of your business, this includes examining your business type, size and taxable income.
  2. Consult with a tax consultant to understand the process and decide on the new business form.
  3. Register your new business form at the Austrian Commercial Register (Firmenbuch).
  4. Contact social insurance agency to inform them about your changes.

Required Documents

  • Proof of Identity: You may require a passport or national ID card for identity verification.
  • Current Business Registration: You should have information on your existing registration and business form.
  • Completed Re-registration forms: Available online at the USP.

Note: Documentation requirements may vary based on specific circumstances. Always consult with a business consultant or tax advisor before initiation.

Providers that can do it for you

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Additional details

It’s essential to keep the authorities updated about any changes in your business status. Failing to do so may result in penalties and could complicate future changes. Also, consider seeking legal advice before making significant changes to your business.


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