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What does the Business Register contain?

Business Register excerpt from the Business Register of the Republic of Austria

By using the online Business Register search you can easily and quickly get a Business Register excerpt which contains information on registered businesses, ownership structure, powers of representation, etc. and annual financial statements / balance sheets.

You will receive your Business Register excerpt instantly and always with up-to-date data.

Enter the name of the business or the Business Register number into the Business Register search and you will get to the desired business. The documents will be instantly available for download:

  • Business Register excerpt with up-to-date data or historical data
  • Annual financial statements / balance sheet (those filed most recently and those of previous years)
  • Other documents and papers from the Business Register (e.g. articles of association or partnership agreements)

Like the German Handelsregister or Companies House in England the Business Register is a public register of the Republic of Austria. All registered businesses are registered there. A Business Register excerpt contains the most important information on businesses that are subject to Austrian business law, such as the name, address, legal form, share capital, persons authorised to represent the business (managing directors, authorised officers), owners and much more.

Structure of an excerpt from the Business Register

Header: as of date, Business Register number
Note: Most recent entry dated DD.MM.YYYY with entry number
Court having jurisdiction

BUSINESS NAME
LEGAL FORM
SEAT in [translator's note: compare: registered office]
BUSINESS ADDRESS
LINE OF BUSINESS
SHARE CAPITAL
ANNUAL CLOSING OF ACCOUNTS DATE
ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (most recent entry, for additional entries see historical data)

POWER OF REPRESENTATION
MANAGING DIRECTOR (according to commercial law)
name, date of birth
has represented solely or jointly with ... since DD.MM.YYYY

SHAREHOLDER / SHARE INTEREST / PAID IN

PERSONS/ENTITIES
name, date of birth, address

LIST OF ENTRIES EFFECTED
registered on, reference number
applications or filing of annual financial statements, received on

INFORMATION OF THE AUSTRIAN CENTRAL BANK
Identification number valid as at DD.MM.YYYY

Note/End
Information on the issuing authority, lines subject to a charge and search fee, information on exemption from fees or ex officio issue, security code

For more information on the Business Register

visit the website of the Federal Ministry of Justice (BMJ):

https://www.justiz.gv.at/home/service/firmenbuch.36f.de.html

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