Broadcasting contribution in the private sector

The broadcasting contribution is levied in the private sector per dwelling and does not depend on the type and number of radioequipment. The rule applies: an apartment - a contribution. The broadcast contribution includes all Radioequipment, Smartphones and Computer inside your apartment and in the private cars of all residents. If a resident pays the radio fee, the obligation to pay contributions is covered by the obligation to pay for all persons living in the apartment. This rule applies to: Families Shared flats Unmarried couples You are a student and live in a student dormitory? Here, the exact spatial conditions on site are important. You will have to pay a broadcasting fee if you want to connect your room directly to a private entrance from the stairwell or outside an ant or can enter from the outside. You do not have to pay a fee if you can only enter your room via another apartment. Note: For a second home you have to pay an additional broadcasting fee. People with disabilities and recipients of government benefits can receive relief. Special rules apply to companies, institutions and the self-employed.


You must register with the contribution service, if you are of legal age (18 years or older) and if you or someone else does not yet pay a broadcast fee for your apartment. There is no obligation to pay a fee for a vacant apartment. The prerequisite is that: that it is not inhabited by anyone, that there is no rental contract for them and that no person is registered with the population registration office for them.

The broadcasting fee has replaced the broadcasting fee as of 1 January 2013.

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editorial revision by BW/GK LeiKa on 17.02.2014

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