Company Formation in Austria
With a purchasing power that is amongst the highest in Europe, Austria is an attractive country to start a business in. Independent studies show that Austrians place a high value on price, brand, and quality. Austria’s corporate tax is 25% and there are no other local income taxes, making its corporate taxation model more transparent than Germany which buffers its supposedly low corporate tax with additional municipal taxes. Austria’s economy is stable, and eCommerce is widespread, boasting 5 million online shoppers.
Austria Company One-Stop-Shop
We provide everything you need to form a company in Austria so that you can start operating your new business as fast as possible.
We will have your Austria-based company ready for you in as little as 52 days.
Best Customer Support
Our team of company formation experts will advise you on anything and everything you need to properly incorporate your Austrian company.
Our all-inclusive Austrian company formation package provides you with all you need to incorporate and run a company in Austria, including a bank introduction and VAT registration.
- Economically stable environment
- Transparent corporate taxes
- Low inflation rate
- Low unemployment rate
Austria has a robust local infrastructure and a stable economy. An Austrian GmbH (Limited Liability Company) is a prestigious company to hold due to the high initial share capital required to open one — €35,000, of which 50% must be paid upfront. The country has numerous double-taxation treaties in place, allowing for reductions in withholding taxes depending on the treaty being invoked. Foreign withholding taxes can be credited against the Austrian Corporate Income Tax (CIT).
Part of our Austria company formation service is to register your company for VAT.
We will introduce you to a local bank account to be able to incorporate your business in Austria.
Registered Address in Vienna
We will give you a physical registered address in Budapest, Austria.
Virtual Office in Vienna
You can do business remotely while we take care of day-to-day affairs such as telephone and mail using your Virtual Office in Vienna.
How it Works
Check the product out in your shopping cart
Simply add the product you need to your shopping cart and then check it out to start your Austrian company formation process.
Answer some questions
We will send you some simple questions for you to fill in so that we can properly set up your new company in Austria.
Sit back and relax
Let us do the work to set up your Austrian company. This will include a really quick and easy identity check where you’ll need your ID or passport to hand.
Reap the benefits!
Once your company has been formed, you can officially start doing business in Austria!
See What Our Customers Say
Great, stable economy
“Austria is an excellent economy to start a business in and Start My Business made the process really easy for me.”
“Thanks to Start My Business, I was able to form up my GmbH in Austria with no complications. They took care of every single thing for me.”
Excellent Vienna virtual office
“The Vienna virtual office is a real dream. Thanks to Start My Business, I can run my business remotely and only “step into” my office in Vienna once a day to check on anything urgent.”
Here are some common questions about company formations in Austria.
What types of companies can be formed in Austria?
Austria offers quite a few different company types.
The most common type, however, is the GmbH or Limited Liability Company.
What are the minimum requirements when starting up an Austrian Limited Liability Company (GmbH)?
- €35,000 initial share capital, of which 50% must be deposited upfront.
- One shareholder and one MD (managing director) who does not have to be an Austrian citizen.
It is not necessary to have a local office.
What are the benefits of forming a company in Austria?
- Economically stable country.
- Transparent corporate taxes.
- Robust infrastructure.
- Foreign WHT deductible from Austrian CIT.
- Large pool of skilled people for labour needs.
What investment incentives exist in Austria?
Austria offers numerous incentives ― including grants and subsidies — to attract and encourage foreign investment into the country. These incentives apply to R&D, SMEs, startups, direct investment and promotion of technological advances.
What is the withholding tax on dividends to non-residents?
WHT is 28% for non-residents but can be reduced according to existing tax treaties.