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

Are you self-employed as an artist or journalist and insured or eligible for subsidies through the Artists' Social Security Fund (KSK)? Then you have to 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 income from work, you take into account both your experience from the previous profits and losses of 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 income.

If you do not submit the income estimate on time, you will jeopardize your insurance status or your entitlement to a subsidy. In addition, failure to submit the income estimate on time is an administrative offense that can be subject to a fine.

Process flow

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

If you want to submit your income report online:

  • Go to the KSK website.
  • Go to the "Report annual income online" section.
  • Enter your policy number and authentication code (both of which can be found on the request to submit your expected annual income).
  • Note that the authentication code is valid only once.
  • You will then be shown the page for submitting your report.
  • You have to enter your annual return in euros and repeat the amount again.
  • Please check your art section and follow the further instructions 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 data protection information.
  • You will receive a confirmation of the successful submission of your expected income from work and can also make a printout for your documents at this point.
  • At the end of the online report, you will receive a confirmation by e-mail.

If you want to submit your income report in writing:

  • Fill out the form for the submission of expected income from work in full.
  • Pay attention to all the information that was sent to you 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 acknowledgment of receipt for submitting your report.


  • You 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 notification of the expected income from work 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 good time when the January contribution is due.

Applications / forms

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

Form "Notification of your expected annual income" on the website of the Artists' Social Security Fund


  • Contradiction. Detailed information on how to file an objection can be found in the contribution 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)