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Report your expected annual income to the Artists' Social Insurance Fund

Are you self-employed as an artist or journalist and insured or entitled to subsidies through the Artists' Social Insurance Fund (KSK)? Then you must report your expected income from your self-employed artistic or journalistic activity once a year.

This information always refers to the coming year and represents the basis for calculating the monthly contributions or subsidies.

When submitting your income estimate, please note:

  • To determine the expected earned income, take into account both your experience from previous profits and losses in recent years and the future order situation.
  • Always give your income estimate in full euro amounts.
  • If you expect a loss, enter EUR 0 as your expected earned income.

If you do not submit the income estimate in time, you jeopardize your insurance status or your entitlement to subsidies. In addition, failure to submit the income estimate on time is an administrative offence that can be punished with a fine.

Process flow

You will receive a letter from the KSK asking you to submit your income declaration. You can do this either online or by post.

If you want to submit your income declaration online:

  • Go to the KSK website.
  • Go to the "Report Annual Income Online" section.
  • Enter your insurance number and authentication code (both can be found on the request for submitting your expected annual income).
  • Note that the authentication code is only valid once.
  • You will then be shown the page for submitting your report.
  • You must enter your annual return in euros and repeat the amount again.
  • Please check your art area and note the other information directly on the input page.
  • Finally, please enter your e-mail address, repeat this information in the fields provided and confirm the information for insured persons and the privacy policy.
  • You will receive a confirmation of the successful submission of your expected earned income and can also print out your documents here.
  • At the end of the online registration, you will receive a confirmation by e-mail.

If you want to submit your income declaration in writing:

  • Fill out the form for the submission of expected earned income completely.
  • Please note all the information that was sent to you together with the request.
  • Sign the form.
  • Please do not provide any additional information on the form.
  • Send the form to the KSK.
  • You will not receive an acknowledgement of receipt for the submission of your report.


  • They must currently be subject to compulsory insurance through the KSK.
  • The KSK has asked you to submit your income declaration.

Which documents are required?

You do not need to submit any additional documents.

What are the fees?

There are no costs for you.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

The report of the expected earned income for the following calendar year must be made by 1.12.

Processing duration

The report you submit will be saved immediately. You will receive a notification of your new monthly contribution in time for the due date of the January fee.

Applications / forms

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


  • Contradiction. Detailed information on how to file an objection can be found in the fee notification in January.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

Professionally released on



The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)