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Anyone wishing to perform an independent, permitted (not socially unworthy and generally not forbidden), profit-making and long-term activity is obliged to notify the competent authority of the start of the activity (Section 14 Trade...
Anyone wishing to perform an independent, permitted (not socially unworthy and generally not forbidden), profit-making and long-term activity is obliged to notify the competent authority of the start of the activity (Section 14 Trade Regulations). The same applies to the establishment of a branch or a dependent branch.
The business announcement online service enables traders to record registrations, changes and de-registrations online.
In the case of partnerships (e.g. OHG, KG), the shareholders authorized to manage the company are to be regarded as traders.
In the case of legal entities (e.g. GmbH, AG), the obligation to notify lies with the legal representative (s) (e.g. managing director of a GmbH).
According to § 6 GewO, the following are excluded from the notification requirement:
- freelance work (e.g. doctor, architect, tax advisor),
- Primary production (e.g. agriculture and forestry), and
- mere administration of one's own assets.
Among other things, you will receive a message from the business advertisement
- the responsible tax office,
- the Chamber of Commerce or the Chamber of Crafts,
- the German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV),
- the State Office for Occupational Safety and Health.
This notification does not replace a special notification or authorization requirement; In particular, in the case of craft businesses, a registration with the Chamber of Crafts or, in the case of activities requiring a permit, a corresponding permit is required (e.g. broker permit, guard permit, restaurant permit).
The entry in the commercial register does not replace / contain the notification in accordance with § 14 of the trade regulations. The trade must therefore be registered, de-registered or re-registered separately with the responsible district office.