Why Austria?

Austria is a federal republic and a landlocked country of more than 8.5 million people in Central Europe. It is bordered by the Czech Republic and Germany to the north, Hungary and Slovakia to the east, Slovenia and Italy to the south, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the west. A trusted bridge between Western and Eastern Europe, Austria is perfectly positioned to take advantage of the development and enlargement of the EU. It’s still the place to be for multinational companies, especially those looking to establish EMEA headquarters.

An attractive business destination, Austria has strength in areas such as banking and finance, precision engineering, and biotechnology. It’s also a relatively easy country in which to start a business and its well-established legal system provides full legal certainty.

Our core areas of expertise

TMF Austria provides a one-stop shop for all of your compliance needs, helping you to choose an entity structure, set it up, and then assist you with ongoing management, accounting and tax, corporate secretarial, payroll and HR services. We work from the top level right down to the basics of compliance, such as exercising corporate health checks and helping your staff with visas and immigration.

Starting a business in Austria? We can provide you with guidance in dealing with construction permits, arranging electricity, registering property, obtaining credit, protecting minority investors, paying taxes, trading across borders, enforcing contracts, resolving insolvency and labour market regulation.

Our full range of services include:

  • Accounting and Tax services: We take care of local statutory bookkeeping, full consolidated accounts and management reporting to relevant local and international standards. We also help you manage your tax and reporting obligations.
  • Global Entity Management services: We provide support at every stage of your business lifecycle. Our multi-disciplinary expertise - in corporate secretarial, regulatory compliance, fiduciary services and more - is your outsourced answer to managing and maintaining entities across borders.
  • HR and Payroll services: We help you to apply and implement international policies in employment contracts and handbooks, and pay your staff in compliance with local law.

Local Services:

In addition to our global portfolio of services, our Austria office provides extra support for specific local requirements.

Legal compliance

  • Directorship and trade license services
  • Office space rental
  • Domiciliation services

Accounting and tax

  • Tax advisory

HRP Services

  • Immigration (visa, residence permit, work permit)
  • Labour law
  • Social security advice
  • Individual tax advice
  • Expat support
  • Payroll calculation 

To find out exactly how we can help you, speak to our experts

We deliver tailored solutions to each precise location that allow you to operate smoothly from day one.

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