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Austria, with its 9 million citizens, may be small in terms of size, but its economy ranks in the global top 20, with GPD per capita exceeding $50,000. Since a referendum in 1995, the country has been a member of the European Union. It has also adopted the common currency, euro.
Located in the centre of Europe, Austria maintains strong economic links with its neighbouring countries: Germany, Italy and Slovakia, as well as other European states. It’s largest trade partner outside the continent is China.
In terms of company structure, Austria is home to corporations as well as business partnerships. The most popular vehicle is a limited liability company, or GmbH. The minimum nominal capital for the entity is 35,000 EUR and at least 50% of the amount has to be in the form of cash contribution. In order to establish a company, you need to prepare a Shareholders’ Agreement in the form of a notary deed.
A newly formed company needs to have at least one managing director and one shareholder. Registration with fiscal authorities is required in order to obtain a tax identification number. Companies with more than 300 employees, 50 shareholders or share capital of more than 70,000 EUR are required to appoint a Supervisory Board.
Information on business entities in Austria can be found in Companies Register (Firmenbuch) managed by the Ministry of Justice.
Business entities in Austria pay unified 25% corporate tax. The standard rate of Value Added Tax is 20%, accompanied by lower, 10% and 13% rates that apply to certain categories of goods and services, such as food, newspapers or cultural events. Small entrepreneurs are exempt from VAT if their annual turnover does not exceed 30,000 EUR. Real estate sale entails transfer tax in the amount of 3.5% (but not more than 0.5% of the property value).
Austria is one of the richest countries in Europe and its inhabitants enjoy high standards of living. Political stability, low strike rate, high purchasing power and low unemployment are among the factors that drive the country’s economy. According to the forecasts, Austrian GDP growth in 2019 will reach 1.5%.
Austria is a parliamentary democracy and a federal republic consisting of nine federal states (one of them being the capital city of Vienna). The Parliament is made of two chambers: The National Council and the Federal Council. The head of the government is the Federal Chancellor. The head of state is the Federal President. Since 1995, Austria has been a Member State of the European Union.
Activities of banks in Austria are regulated by the Banking Act and banking laws are subject to EU regulations. Banks, as well as other financial institutions, are supervised by Financial Market Authority. Among the biggest banks in Austria are Bank Austria (Unicredit), Erste Bank and Raiffeisen.
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Adrianna has completed a master degree in law at European School of Law and Administration. At ShelfCompanies24.com Arianna is responsible of customer service, logistics as well as relationships with the banks.