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Business registration in Austria

A business license is required for any commercial activity in Austria. The district administrative authority or (for cities with their own statute) the magistrate is responsible for business registrations. The registration must describe the business and include the location and details of the applicant. For some businesses, the reliability must be checked before the registration in the Commercial Register (e.g., builders, weapon industry, and demolition companies).

The start-ups must also be registered with the Social Security Institution of Commerce and Industry (Sozialversicherungsanstalt, SVA) and with the tax office, and the employees must be registered with the regional health insurance fund.

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