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Publish in the Company Register

Order the publication of your accounting documents and company reports a. o. here.

Important: Accounting documents are only to be submitted for inclusion in the Company Register with a financial year beginning after 31 December 2021. Previous financial years must continue to be submitted to and disclosed in the Federal Gazette.

Deposit in the Company Register

Order the permanent depositing of your micro-entity accounting documents here.

Important: Accounting documents to be deposited by micro-entities are to be transmitted directly to the Company Register only with a financial year beginning after 31 December 2021. Previous financial years must continue to be submitted to the Federal Gazette and transmitted by the latter to the Company Register for depositing.

The relevant transmission format for your accounting documents and company reports is the XML format pursuant to section 11 para. 2 sentence 1 no. 2 URV.
Annual financial reports or accounting documents of companies that issue securities as domestic issuers are an exception. Pursuant to Article 11 (2) sentence 1 no. 1, these must be transmitted in the European Single Electronic Format (ESEF). This is the XHTML format in accordance with Art. 3 of Delegated Regulation (EU) 2018/815.
You may also transmit other known formats (PDF and Office) to the Company register. As the body keeping the register, the Bundesanzeiger Verlag will carry out the conversion in accordance with Section 15 (1) sentence 2 URV in return for a conversion fee. See General Terms of Use / Fees and Charges.



  • New XML sample files for fund reports

    19.12.2022 – For users of the "DTD fund reports", new XML sample files for fund reports (previously: "Example fund reports") are now available. more

  • New XBRL taxonomy for annual financial statements

    24.11.2022 – For users of the "XBRL taxonomy for annual financial statements" the new version 6.6 of the HGB taxonomy is now available. more

  • Warning against phishing emails

    18.11.2022 – Due to current events, the Bundesanzeiger Verlag warns against emails that refer to the domain and to the alleged need to request a digital key. more

  • Beware of unfair providers

    12.11.2022 – The Federal Gazette publishing house warns of offers and notifications regarding register entries for companies in the Company Register and in association with publications in the Federal Gazette. more

  • Act Implementing the EU Digitisation Directive (DiRUG)

    01.08.2022 – On 01.08.2022, the Act Implementing the EU Digitisation Directive - DiRUG - came into force in Germany. As a result, accounting documents and company reports may no longer be submitted to the Federal Gazette, depending on the beginning of the financial year. more

Important note: Days of Carnival

On 16 and 20 February 2023 (days of Carnival) you can submit orders as usual, publication times remain unchanged.

Contact our service number 0 800 – 1 23 43 39 from 8:00 am to 6:30 pm CET (free via German landline), abroad: +49 2 21/9 76 68-0 (costs apply).

The order processing department is only available to a limited extent due to the days of Carnival.

Publication of annual financial statements - How it works

4 steps to publish your annual financial statement.


Depositing annual financial statements - How it works

How to deposit your annual financial statement instead of publishing.


Technical Standards

With XML schemas and XBRL taxonomies, you adapt the annual financial statement to your individual needs. With special interfaces you can transmit your data faster.

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Views in the Company Register

A list of your viewed data from the Company Register can be found under "My data".

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When the DiRUG came into force on 1 August 2022, companies will no longer have to submit their accounting documents and company reports for financial years beginning after 31 December 2021 to the Federal Gazette but directly to the Company register.

Associated with the change of the disclosure medium is the obligation for a one-time electronic identity check for the transmitters of the documents subject to disclosure. Without electronic identification, no more data transmissions to the Company register can be made as of 1 August 2022.

Do not wait until the day of transmission to identify yourself. Start now with the one-time identification as authorised to transmit.

Non-compliance with this legal regulation – lack of identification – can ultimately lead to a failure to disclose and the threat of administrative fine proceedings.

Further information

If you have any questions regarding identification, please contact our service number
0 800 - 1 23 42 09 (Mon-Fri from 8 am to 6:30 pm, free of charge from the German landline network).
From abroad:
+49 2 21/9 76 68-8400 (chargeable)

Balance Sheet Navigator: Your online help for disclosure

New now: adapted to the legal situation according to DiRUG!

The Balance Sheet Navigator helps you with the question of how and where you have to disclose your accounting documents and company reports.

  • Federal Gazette or Company Register?
  • Publish or deposit?

Legal Entity Identifier Register

The company register is required to request the LEI (Legal Entity Identifier) of the respective company in compliance with the European legal stipulations at the time of submitting documents.

You can apply for your LEI at any existing international issuing agency.

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We can help you

You can find hints regarding the use of the publication platform in the sections Useful information and Questions & Answers.

Or contact our service number 0 800 – 1 23 43 39
(Mon–Fri, 8:00 am to 6:30 pm, free via German landline).
Abroad: +49 2 21/9 76 68-0 (costs apply)

Search in the Company Register

Company publications and register information as well as the possibilty of retrieval of deposited annual financial statement documents are available for you in the Company register.

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Search in the Federal Gazette

You may search all publications of the Federal Gazette for free.

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