registration of legal entity

Cost of registration The cost of the second year Number of Directors Corporate tax rates Payment of Charter Capital Financial statements
3480.00 EUR 840.00 EUR 1 25.00% 10000.00 Yes
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The Republic of Austria is a landlocked country in western Europe, it is bordered by Germany (North-West & West), Switzerland and Liechtenstein (west); Czech Republic (North), Slovakia (North-East), Hungary (East), Slovenia (south) and Italy (south-west). Austria is one of the wealthiest nations in Europe and the world, with a highly developed economy, skilled workforce and high-income rate.

The Republic of Austria is a parliamentary democracy with legislative arms divided into the Provincial parliaments, Federal and National Councils. Austria is home to a population of over 8 million people. The country’s official language is Austrian German, other recognizable languages are Hungarian, Slovene and Burgenland Croatian. Most Austrians are fluent in English and other Eastern European languages. The capital city of Austria is Vienna (home to the Danube river), with the Euros its official currency.

Austria is a member of the United Nations, European Union, OECD and a party to the SCHENGEN agreement. The Austrian Commercial Registry Office (HRA) is the authority responsible for the regulation of company formation, registration and other incorporation related services in this jurisdiction.

Benefits of Company Formation in Austria

  • Low corporate tax rate;
  • Politically and economically stable;
  • A reliable legal system;
  • State of the art and efficient public administration;
  • High work/labour productivity with lower costs of labour;
  • Productive cooperation between the business and scientific field in this jurisdiction;
  • Double taxation treaties with over 70 countries.

Business in Austria: Taxes

  • Corporate tax rate - 25%
  • Corporate tax rate - 25%
  • Value Added Tax (VAT) rate - 20%.
  • Withholding Tax - Dividends - 25%.
  • Interests - 0%/25%.
  • Royalties - 20%.
  • Personal Income Tax rate - (0%-50%) progressive tax rate.

Business in Austria: Types of Companies

  • Limited Liability Company (GmbH);
  • Stock Corporation (AG);
  • General Partnership (OG);
  • Limited Partnership (KG);
  • Dormant Partnership (stG);
  • Registered Civil Law Partnership (EEG);
  • Societas Europea (SE);
  • Sole Proprietorship;
  • Foreign company branch or representative office.

Bookkeeping in Austria

Annual report filing requirement - Yes.

Statutory audit requirement - No.

Annual return filing requirement - No.

Company Formation Requirements


  • Certificate of Incorporation;
  • Articles & Memorandum of Association;
  • Minimum of one shareholder;
  • Minimum of one managing director (No residence requirements);
  • A shareholders’ agreement/establishment declaration (must be notarized);
  • Managing director appointment;
  • Signatures of the specimen;
  • Minimum share capital requirement of €35,000 (at least 50% should be paid upon the company formation);
  • Company Extract and Financial statements
  • Company’s bank account (capital payment contribution);
  • Payment evidence of capital contribution;
  • Tax identification obtained from the tax authority.
  • How to Register a Company in Austria: The Registration Process

Step 1. Law and Trust works with the client to get the company’s name and activity approval from the Commercial Registry;

Step 2. Law and Trust with the client to secure the Memorandum of Association (MOA);

Step 3. Law and Trust collects, prepares and files the necessary incorporation documents on behalf of the client to the relevant authorities for approval;

Step 4. Law and Trust works with the client to open a corporate bank account in Austria;

Step 5. Law and Trust deliver the certificate of incorporation personally to the client or via courier service.

Austria Company Formation FAQs

How much does it cost to register a company in Austria?

The cost of registering a company in Austria is $9825. the total cost includes the preparation of legal documents, company registration, payment of all taxes and fees at the time of registration and legal address for the company (a year).

How long does it take to register a company in Austria?

It takes four weeks to complete the company registration process in Austria.

What is the most common type of company formation in Austria?

The most common type of company formation in Austria is the Limited Liability Company (GmbH). A legal entity that shareholders aren’t personally liable for the company except for the mandatory minimum share capital contribution. The Joint-stock Company/Cooperation is another common business entity formed

Do I need a local address to register a company in Austria?

Yes, it is required to have to a registered local address in Austria to complete the necessary company registration and formation process.

How can I register a company name in Austria?

The registration of a company name begins with the filing of the appropriate documents, Law&Trust helps with preparation and compilation of the necessary documents ensuring it meets the requirements set out by the Commercial Registry with regards to the approval of a company name.


Benefits of company registration, formation, and incorporation services with Law&Trust International in Austria include:

Full range of related services: Provision of a full range of legal, corporate, government, and business intelligence related services in Austria. A detailed overview of our services includes full legal support of the company registration procedure, obtaining a legal address, interaction with the official government authorities of the jurisdiction, state fees, legal address of the company for a year, production and registration of company stamps and advising the client as part of the registration process. Opening a bank account and the cost of these services are discussed during the consultation.

Professionals and expertise of Law: Worldwide registration and legal maintenance of companies, accounting services, and audit, tax planning and optimization, trademark and patent registration. Law and Trust provide clients with the best company incorporation services.

Domestic service: Law&Trust ensure our services cover every region, area or state in Austria. Be rest assured that no matter where the new company intends to incorporate in Austria, we’ve got the location covered.

Free initial advice: Free consultation from the lawyers of Law&Trust International regarding strategies or the provision of services for analyzing and developing a legal position on an issue the client raises in Austria.

Confidentiality: Law&Trust makes use of modern technological features to keep the records and details of every client safe.

Efficiency and productivity: Strategically providing up to date personalized services to help your business succeed.


If you are interested in registering and incorporating a company in Austria, contact Law & Trust International by simply sending an email or call now to take your business to the next level!

Set of documents
  • Apostilled Articles of Association
  • Minutes of the Meeting 
  • Apostilled Opinion Letter of Board of Directors
  • Protocol 
  • Share Certiciates 
  • Apostilled Resolutions of the Subscribers 
Nominee director and shareholder
  •  Apostilled Power of Attorney 

General information
Square83 871.00
Population8 219 740.00
State polityfederal republic
Telephone code43
Place in the world in corruption16
locationCentral Europe, north of Italy and Slovenia
ClimateTemperate; continental, cloudy; cold winters with frequent rain and some snow in lowlands and snow in mountains; moderate summers with occasional showers; avg. maximum temperature (July) +30°; avg. minimum temperature (January) 0°
Literacy rate98.00%
Ethnic groupsAustrians 91.1%, former Yugoslavs 4% (includes Croatians, Slovenes, Serbs, and Bosniaks), Turks 1.6%, German 0.9%, other or unspecified 2.4% (2001 census)
National currencyEuro
USD exchange rate0.75
GDP per capita18
Official languageGerman
Credit ratingAAA
The judiciaryHigher courts: the Supreme Court of Appeal, the Administrative Court, the Constitutional Court. Courts and county land. Specialized courts are not included in the overall system.
Executive authorityThe Council of Ministers appointed by the President on the recommendation of the Chancellor
Legislative authoritiesbicameral Federal Assembly: the Federal Council (62 seats), the National Council (183 seats)
Corporate information
Opportunity to purchase ready-made companiesNo
Legal systemCivil Law
The use of the Cyrillic alphabet in the nameNo
Local registered officeNo
Organizational and Legal FormsStock Corporation (AG), Limited Liability Company (GmbH), General Partnership (OG), Limited Partnership (KG)
Indication of BPA in the nameGmbH
Local registered agentNo
Shares and share capital
The minimum amount of paid-in capital, nat. currency17500
The minimum amount of the issued capitalNo
Bearer sharesNo
Terms of payment of the issued capitalWhen registering
Possibility to issue shares without par valueNo
Basic corporate tax rate25.00%
Capital gains taxNo
Currency controlNo
Corporate tax rates detailsUpdated February 2018: Minimum corporate income tax of EUR 1,750 for limited liability company and EUR 3,500 for joint stock company.
Stamp dutyNo
Director and Secretary
Minimum number of directors1
The requirement for residency directorsNo
Director of legal entities are allowedYes
The data reveals to the local agentYes
Data field to the public registryYes
The requirement for the presence of the SecretaryNo
Requirement to the residense of the SecretaryNo
Requirements to qualification of the SecretaryNo
Legal entity as the SecretaryNo
Shareholder and beneficiary
Minimum number of shareholders1
Data is entered in the public registerYes
Shareholders residency requirementNo
Information about the beneficiary is disclosedNo
Information may be disclosed to the local agentYes
Shareholders-legal entities are acceptableYes
The requirement for filing reportsYes
Open access to reportsNo
Statutory auditNo
The requirement for filing Annual ReturnNo
Open access to the Annual ReturnNo
The requirement for reportsYes
Treaty on avoidance of double taxation (States which signed)45
Membership in the OECDYes
Is it offshore according to Russian legislationYes
Trademark Registration
TM Comprehensive Study
First Class Additional Class
240.00 EUR60.00 EUR
TM Registration Request
First Class Additional Class
1850.00 EUR 150.00 EUR
TM Registration Certificate
First Class Additional Class
0.00 0.00
First Class Additional Class
2080.00 EUR 220.00 EUR
TM Comprehensive Study TM Registration Request TM Registration Certificate Total
First Class Additional Class First Class Additional Class First Class Additional Class First Class Additional Class
240.00 60.00 1850.00 150.00 0.00 0.00 2080.00 EUR 220.00 EUR
«TRADEMARK» refers to «Wordmark», «Logo» or «Wordmark + Logo»

Prices include all professional and official fees. If the change of official duties or exchange rates prices may vary.

В Австрии Заявка на регистрацию товарного знака покрывает 3 класса; поэтому плата за дополнительный класс применяется к каждому последующему классу после 3.