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Fines imposed by the Künstlersozialkasse for breach of obligations

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

Are you insured with the Artists' Social Security Fund (KSK) or liable to pay contributions and are in breach of your obligations? Then the KSK can impose a fine.

If you are insured or liable to pay contributions under the Artists' Social Insurance Act, you have certain obligations. The Künstlersozialkasse will check whether you have acted in accordance with your duties or in breach of regulations.

As an insured person, you are in breach of the Artists' Social Insurance Act if you act intentionally or negligently:
- fail to provide information on request, or provide incorrect or incomplete information,
- do not, do not correctly or do not fully comply with the obligation to provide information or submit documents on request, or
- do not comply with the reporting obligation in a timely, correct or complete manner.

As a company liable to pay contributions, you are acting in violation of the Artists' Social Insurance Act if you intentionally or negligently:
- fail to report the assessment basis for the artists' social security levy on time or correctly,
- do not keep records, or do not keep them correctly or completely, or
- do not, do not correctly or do not fully comply with the obligation to provide information or submit documents upon request.

If you have acted in breach of the regulations, the KSK may impose a fine. In this case, you will receive a fine notice. The fine notice includes, among other things
- the breach of duty
- the fine regulations
- the fine imposed
- the amount of the fee and expenses (costs)

The amount of a fine depends on the individual case.
For insured persons:
Fine range per violation: EUR 5.00 to EUR 5,000.00
For companies liable to pay the levy:
Fines per violation: EUR 5.00 to EUR 50,000.00


Process flow

This is how the fine procedure works:

  • You will receive a notification from the Künstlersozialkasse that
    • the KSK has accused you of irregular behavior and
    • you should therefore pay a fine.
  • You can comment on this in writing within the period specified in the notification.
  • The KSK will take your written statement into account when making its decision.
  • If there are any queries regarding your letter or if documents are required, you will receive written notification.
    • Respond and submit the requested documents within the deadline specified in the notification.
  • You will then receive a decision or notification of the KSK's decision.
Requirements

You
- are insured with the Künstlersozialkasse or run a company that is liable to pay contributions and
- have acted in violation of the Artists' Social Insurance Act.

Which documents are required?

You only have to submit documents if the Künstlersozialkasse asks you to do so.

What are the fees?

For insured persons and companies liable to pay contributions:
Fees: EUR 25.00 to EUR 7,500.00
Expenses: EUR 3.50

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

The fine and costs must be paid no later than 2 weeks after the fine becomes legally binding.

Processing duration

On average 10 to 12 weeks.

Legal basis
Appeal
  • Objection
    Detailed information on how to lodge an objection can be found in the fine notice.
Applications / forms

Forms: none

Online procedure possible: no

Written form required: no

Personal appearance required: no

Author
Forwarding service: Deep link to the original portal

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs

Professionally released on

07.07.2021

Teaser

Are you insured with the Artists' Social Security Fund (KSK) or liable to pay contributions and are in breach of your obligations? Then the KSK can impose a fine.

Process flow

This is how the fine procedure works:

  • You will receive a notification from the Künstlersozialkasse that
    • the KSK has accused you of irregular behavior and
    • you should therefore pay a fine.
  • You can comment on this in writing within the period specified in the notification.
  • The KSK will take your written statement into account when making its decision.
  • If there are any queries regarding your letter or if documents are required, you will receive written notification.
    • Respond and submit the requested documents within the deadline specified in the notification.
  • You will then receive a decision or notification of the KSK's decision.

Requirements

You
- are insured with the Künstlersozialkasse or run a company that is liable to pay contributions and
- have acted in violation of the Artists' Social Insurance Act.

Which documents are required?

You only have to submit documents if the Künstlersozialkasse asks you to do so.

What are the fees?

For insured persons and companies liable to pay contributions:
Fees: EUR 25.00 to EUR 7,500.00
Expenses: EUR 3.50

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

The fine and costs must be paid no later than 2 weeks after the fine becomes legally binding.

Processing duration

On average 10 to 12 weeks.

Legal basis

Appeal

  • Objection
    Detailed information on how to lodge an objection can be found in the fine notice.

Applications / forms

Forms: none

Online procedure possible: no

Written form required: no

Personal appearance required: no

Author

Forwarding service: Deep link to the original portal

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs

Professionally released on

07.07.2021

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