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Schleswig-Holstein

Request to a company to register with the artists' social security fund

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

You have not yet fulfilled your obligation to self-report and the Künstlersozialkasse has written to you to check your obligation to pay contributions.

The Artists' Social Security Fund (KSK) can check your obligation to pay contributions under the Artists' Social Security Act if you have not yet registered with the KSK.

You may be liable to pay contributions as

  • Sole proprietor,
  • a corporation,
  • public corporation,
  • institution,
  • registered association
  • and other partnerships.

If your non-profit status is recognized under tax law, this does not prevent you from having to pay an artists' social security contribution.
The KSK is available to advise you.


Process flow

The Künstlersozialkasse (artists' social insurance fund) learns of a possible obligation to pay contributions for your company.

  • The KSK will check whether you have registered your company or whether a German pension insurance institution has already checked your obligation to pay contributions.
  • If this is not the case, you will be asked to submit the registration and survey form to check your obligation to pay contributions.
  • You can download the registration and survey form from the KSK website.
  • You can send the form to the KSK informally by post, fax or e-mail.
  • If there are any questions or missing documents, the KSK will contact you.
  • Once the assessment has been completed, you will receive a notification.
    • The notice contains the determination of your obligation to pay and, if applicable, the amount of your artists' social security contribution.
    • The notice will also state the amount you must pay each month as an advance payment for the current calendar year.

If you do not comply with your obligation to provide information, the KSK will check the files and determine your obligation to pay the levy due to lack of cooperation on the basis of the findings to date.

Requirements

You are not yet registered as a company with the Artists' Social Security Fund.
You have not yet fulfilled your statutory obligation to register yourself. The KSK has indications that your company is probably liable to pay contributions.

Which documents are required?

You submit a copy of one of the following documents, if applicable and available:

  • Extract from the commercial register,
  • Extract from the register of associations,
  • Extract from the register of cooperatives,
  • Extract from the partnership register,
  • Registration with the trade register,
  • articles of association.

If you are unable to provide any of these documents, please contact the Künstlersozialkasse to find out which documents you need to submit.

What are the fees?

There are no costs for you.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Submission of the registration and data collection form: 1 month from the date of the request by the Künstlersozialkasse.
Obligation to self-register: No later than March 31 of the following year if the requirements for the obligation to pay contributions were met in the previous calendar year.

Processing duration

Usually 2 to 4 months.

Legal basis
Appeal
  • Contradiction.
    Detailed information on how to lodge an objection can be found in the notice on the settlement of the artists' social security contribution.
Applications / forms

Forms: yes

Online procedure possible: no

Written form required: no

Personal appearance required: no

What else should I know?

Artists' social insurance has included self-employed artists and journalists in the protection of statutory social insurance since 1983. The special feature here is that, as with employees, this group of people only have to pay around half of their contributions themselves.
The other half of the contribution is financed by a federal subsidy and a levy on companies that exploit artistic and journalistic services.
Since the introduction of artists' social insurance, any use of an artistic or journalistic service by your company may be subject to social security contributions.
The artists' social security contribution must be paid for the use of self-employed artistic or journalistic services.

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

28.06.2021

Teaser

You have not yet fulfilled your obligation to self-report and the Künstlersozialkasse has written to you to check your obligation to pay contributions.

Process flow

The Künstlersozialkasse (artists' social insurance fund) learns of a possible obligation to pay contributions for your company.

  • The KSK will check whether you have registered your company or whether a German pension insurance institution has already checked your obligation to pay contributions.
  • If this is not the case, you will be asked to submit the registration and survey form to check your obligation to pay contributions.
  • You can download the registration and survey form from the KSK website.
  • You can send the form to the KSK informally by post, fax or e-mail.
  • If there are any questions or missing documents, the KSK will contact you.
  • Once the assessment has been completed, you will receive a notification.
    • The notice contains the determination of your obligation to pay and, if applicable, the amount of your artists' social security contribution.
    • The notice will also state the amount you must pay each month as an advance payment for the current calendar year.

If you do not comply with your obligation to provide information, the KSK will check the files and determine your obligation to pay the levy due to lack of cooperation on the basis of the findings to date.

Requirements

You are not yet registered as a company with the Artists' Social Security Fund.
You have not yet fulfilled your statutory obligation to register yourself. The KSK has indications that your company is probably liable to pay contributions.

Which documents are required?

You submit a copy of one of the following documents, if applicable and available:

  • Extract from the commercial register,
  • Extract from the register of associations,
  • Extract from the register of cooperatives,
  • Extract from the partnership register,
  • Registration with the trade register,
  • articles of association.

If you are unable to provide any of these documents, please contact the Künstlersozialkasse to find out which documents you need to submit.

What are the fees?

There are no costs for you.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Submission of the registration and data collection form: 1 month from the date of the request by the Künstlersozialkasse.
Obligation to self-register: No later than March 31 of the following year if the requirements for the obligation to pay contributions were met in the previous calendar year.

Processing duration

Usually 2 to 4 months.

Legal basis

Appeal

  • Contradiction.
    Detailed information on how to lodge an objection can be found in the notice on the settlement of the artists' social security contribution.

Applications / forms

Forms: yes

Online procedure possible: no

Written form required: no

Personal appearance required: no

What else should I know?

Artists' social insurance has included self-employed artists and journalists in the protection of statutory social insurance since 1983. The special feature here is that, as with employees, this group of people only have to pay around half of their contributions themselves.
The other half of the contribution is financed by a federal subsidy and a levy on companies that exploit artistic and journalistic services.
Since the introduction of artists' social insurance, any use of an artistic or journalistic service by your company may be subject to social security contributions.
The artists' social security contribution must be paid for the use of self-employed artistic or journalistic services.

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

28.06.2021

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