Correcting the remuneration report to the artists' social insurance fund Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

If your previous remuneration report is incorrect, you must inform the Künstlersozialkasse and correct your report.

The Künstlersozialkasse (KSK) checks whether your remuneration report results in a changed levy according to the Künstlersozialversicherungsgesetz (KSVG).

If you have been notified of a tax audit by the KSK or an institution of the German pension insurance, please do not submit a correction report to the KSK. The change will be taken into account during the tax audit.

The assessment basis for the amount of your artists' social security contribution is all remuneration paid by you in a calendar year to persons who are self-employed in an artistic or journalistic capacity.

The KSK is at your disposal for advice.

You do not need to submit any additional documentation.

Forms: yes
Online procedure possible: no
Written form required: no
Personal appearance required: no

Related Links

  • Korrektur-Meldebogen


You have already reported your remuneration and received a statement from the KSK.

The KSK will recalculate your artists' social security contribution if your notification and thus also the statement subsequently prove to be incorrect.


Remuneration in this sense is everything you spend in order to receive or use the artistic/publicistic work or performance, for example

  • fees,
  • purchase prices,
  • royalties,
  • licenses,
  • contributions in kind,
  • disbursements (costs for telephone and the like) and
  • incidental expenses (for materials and the like).

The assessment basis does not include

  • the turnover tax shown separately in an invoice;
  • Payments to copyright collecting societies, a KG and OHG, legal entities and to a GmbH & Co. KG, provided they act in their own name;
  • Profit allocations to shareholders;
  • travel expenses reimbursed within the tax exemption limits;
  • tax-exempt expense allowances;
  • the "Übungsleiterpauschale";
  • subsequent duplication costs.

Related Links

  • § 25 Künstlersozialversicherungsgesetz (KSVG)
  • § 27 Absatz 1a Künstlersozialversicherungsgesetz (KSVG)
  • § 29 Künstlersozialversicherungsgesetz (KSVG)

Related Links

  • Informationen zur Bemessungsgrundlage der Künstlersozialabgabe
  • Informationsschrift "Allgemeines und Verfahren"
  • Informationsschrift "Künstlerische/publizistische Tätigkeiten und Abgabesätze"
  • Informationsschrift "Künstlersozialversicherungs-Entgeltverordnung" mit Ausnahmen zur Bemessungsgrundlage
  • Alle Informationsschriften und Checklisten im Mediencenter für Unternehmen und Verwerter der Künstlersozialkasse
  • Häufige Fragen (FAQ)

You submit your correction notification for the year or years concerned to the KSK:

  • You can download the "Correction notification form" from the KSK website.
  • Send your correction notification informally to the KSK by post or fax or also by e-mail.
  • Please briefly explain why a correction is necessary.
  • The KSK will check your details.
  • If there are any questions or if further documents are required, the KSK will contact you.

If your corrected declaration is comprehensible:

  • You will receive a new statement from the KSK.
  • The amount of your monthly advance payments will also be adjusted.
  • If the new statement results in an additional payment, you must pay this to the KSK.
  • If the new statement results in a credit balance for you, the KSK will usually automatically refund this amount to your account.

If your corrected statement is not comprehensible:

  • Your statement cannot be changed.
  • You will receive a notice in which the KSK rejects your corrected statement.

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