Adjust advance payments to the artists' social insurance fund Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

If you expect significantly lower fees in the current calendar year than in the previous year, you can apply to the artists' social insurance fund for a reduction in your advance payments.

The Künstlersozialkasse (KSK) can adjust your monthly advance payments if you request a change.

However, your advance payments will only be reduced if you justify your request and the KSK accepts your justification.

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

  • Antrag auf Herabsetzung der Vorauszahlungen


You have received a statement of your advance payments from the KSK or a German pension insurance institution.

Related Links

  • § 27 Absatz 5 Künstlersozialversicherungsgesetz (KSVG)

Related Links

  • Informationen zur Vorauszahlung in der Informationsschrift "Allgemeines und Verfahren"
  • Informationen zur Vorauszahlung auf der Internetseite der Künstlersozialkasse
  • Informationen und Formulare für Unternehmen und Verwerter auf der Internetseite der Künstlersozialkasse

You apply to the KSK for a reduction of your advance payments:

  • You submit an application to the KSK:
    • You can download the form "Antrag auf Herabsetzung der Vorauszahlungen" from the KSK website.
    • Send your change notification informally to the KSK by post, fax or e-mail.
    • Inform the KSK of the expected amount of the charges and briefly give reasons for your application.
  • The KSK will check your details.
  • If there are any questions or if further documents are required, the KSK will contact you.
  • If your application is comprehensible:
    • You will receive a notice from the KSK about the amended advance payment.
  • If your application is not comprehensible:
    • Your affected advance payments will not be changed.
    • The KSK rejects your application with a notice.
  • If your new notice results in advance payments of less than EUR 40.00, these must not be paid.

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